The School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences invites applications for 2 Undergraduate Research Internships designed to enhance the career prospects, the professional development and the retention in education and research of students from traditionally under-represented backgrounds, by improving their skills, CVs and competitiveness.
Overview of the Internships
The SBBS Undergraduate Internships will provide research experience to two undergraduates with research potential and encourage them to consider a career in scientific research. Interns will be paid at the London Living Wage rate (approx. £382/week) for six 30-hour working weeks between Monday 22nd of June and Friday 30th of July 2023.
The internships will be awarded on the basis of the excellence and feasibility of the project, and the level of support and mentorship from the project supervisor. The proposed research topic will be chosen by the applicants together with the lab head.
Applications should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Outcomes will be communicated to the applicants by Friday the 2nd of June.
Student eligibility criteria
To be considered, an applicant should be:
Students who applied for the S&E internships are not eligible to apply for the SBBS internship.
Project eligibility criteria are listed below:
How to apply
- Applications should be submitted via email to email@example.com
- Please use “SBBS UG internship application” as a subject title.
- No CV or transcript is required, but the academic should confirm that the student is on track for a 2:1 or 1st class degree award. Please use 11pt Arial font with 2cm page margins. Both documents should be no more than 1 side of A4 each (for details see below).
- Applications should be made jointly by the academic supervisor and the undergraduate student. Therefore, it is important you find an appropriate academic supervisor and work together on the application materials consisting of:
Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis and decisions made by the Assessment Panel are final and there is no right of appeal.
How your application will be assessed
Your application will be assessed by a School selection panel including an SBBS Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee member. The panel will evaluate applications using the following criteria with equal weighting:
Conditions of the Award and the Final Report Requirements
Following a positive outcome of the application, both student and Supervisor will be required to sign a document accepting the award.
The student, prior to starting the research, will need to undertake all necessary inductions and health and safety training.
The Bursary must only be used by the Applicant for work on the proposed project as detailed in the application and may not be used for any other purpose.
Following the end of the internship, the student is required to submit a final report, highlighting the research outcome and the personal development/training achieved.
The students is also required to participate in outreach activities related to the project.
In the event that the Applicant wishes to withdraw their application due to a change of circumstances or if they receive funding from another sources, the Applicant must inform the Internship committee immediately by email. The committee reserves the right to reallocate the funds and resources accordingly.
For questions not addressed in the guidelines below, please send your inquires to: firstname.lastname@example.org - Please use “SBBS UG internship inquiry” as a subject title.
Read about a previous Biochemistry intern's experience here, or watch a video of a previous Psychology intern's experience below