Professional Internships for PhD Students (PIPS)

What are PIPS?

The aim of Professional Internships for PhD Students (PIPS) is to allow students to gain the opportunity to carry out a non-academic work experience placement during their PhD. Such experience is important both to help early career researchers understand the context of their research and to expose them to the range of opportunities available to them after they graduate.

Find out more

More information is available in the Q&A links on this page or from the contacts below.

Our PIPS scheme is organised by all three White Rose Universities. In each University there are staff who are responsible for the Training and Development of PhD students and co-ordinate activity at a local level. Contact your local Training Manager for all the latest information regarding possible PIPS host organisations and to discuss how to arrange a placement with a host organisation of your choosing:


University of Leeds






Clare Green



University of York

Amanda Barnes


University webpage


University of Sheffield






Sandrine Soubes


University webpage


For general enquiries please contact:

Dr Clare Green
White Rose BBSRC DTP Manager

Graduate Support Office
Faculty of Biological Sciences
Manton Building 7.82
University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT


T: 0113 343 1148