UKRI Policy Internships – Apply by 2 Oct 2023

Please see here for details on the UKRI Policy Internships Scheme, which is now open! Placements are expected to take place within the 2024 calendar year, with the earliest starting in January 2024.

The guidance for applicants document can be found through the link below and also here.

If you have any questions about the scheme, please direct them to

The UKRI Policy Internships Scheme for 2023/24 is now open and the closing date for applications is 16.00 on 2 October 2023.

The scheme provides the opportunity for doctoral students funded by the Research Councils of UKRI to undertake a three-month placement at one of a selected group of highly influential policy organisations. During their internship, the student undertakes training and experience on a policy topic agreed with their host partner that is relevant to both parties.  The intention of the scheme is to embed students in an environment where they can engage with the process of converting research outputs into policy.  These internships equip students with transferable skills and training relevant to the future career paths that the student may choose.

Full details of how to apply, including links to the online application form and guidance documents are available through the UK Research & Innovation policy internships webpage.

The Policy Internships Scheme is coordinated by NERC on behalf of the other Research Councils of UKRI. Any queries relating to the application process should be directed to the NERC Talent and Skills team ( or the relevant host partner.

We would be grateful if you could circulate this opportunity to your students through your usual channels.

Kind regards

NERC Talent and Skills Team