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1 Research Student Internships Dr Richy Hetherington

2 Why Internships?  Research Students Develop Many Skills

3 Many Benefits The Interns Gain experience Broaden skills context Inform their research The University Build links Display products’ quality Improve student experience The Organisation Get fresh Ideas Help with a project View potential recruits

4 BBSRC PIPS – Professional Internships for PhD Students  The BBSRC will be introducing a compulsory internships for all PhD students  Broad Guidelines  3 months with the 4 years  Work unrelated to the research  Wide range of opportunities

5 Newcastle Medical Sciences Internship Schemes Intern Scholarship Scheme  Up to three months following thesis submission  Available for all PhD students to apply  Students must source and arrange their own internship  Applications made to the Graduate School and awarded competitively

6 Newcastle Medical Sciences Internship Schemes The MRes/PhD Internship  A five week internship in August and September  Available for all MRes/PhD students  Organised by the Graduate School  Express your interest in working with any of a list of organisations  Relocation expenses paid

7 Who with? A broad range of internships will be offered examples would include  Companies e.g. Demuris, ORLA Proteins, Leica Microsystems  Policy makers e.g. Newcastle Council or Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  Educators e.g. Local Schools, FE Colleges, Centre for Life, Libraries or Museums  Charities or Not for Profit organisations e.g. Arthritis UK or Cancer Research UK

8 What about my research project Internships have been timed to have minimal impact on your research work You will be expected to start with you PhD project during this time if you don’t engage in an internship A two week holiday period will still be available during the summer Supervisors should be supportive of you taking an internship

9 Last Year’s MRes Scheme FunderOrganisationStudent feedback BBSRCDemuris "I am very glad I took the opportunity to do this internship" MRCNHS “Seeing the clinical side of science was a good experience” FMSDemuris"I learnt a lot of things that could be CV beneficial" Wellcome Trust Genentech "Working in industry was fantastic, highly stimulating and I learned loads including valuable protocols for my PhD" MRCNHSNo comment

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