Research Student Internships Dr Richy Hetherington Why Internships

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Research Student Internships Dr Richy Hetherington

Research Student Internships Dr Richy Hetherington

Why Internships? § Research Students Develop Many Skills

Why Internships? § Research Students Develop Many Skills

Many Benefits The Interns Gain experience The Organisation Broaden skills context Inform their research

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

BBSRC PIPS – Professional Internships for Ph. D Students § The BBSRC will be

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

Newcastle Medical Sciences Internship Schemes Intern Scholarship Scheme § Up to three months following

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

Newcastle Medical Sciences Internship Schemes The MRes/Ph. D Internship § A five week internship

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

Who with? A broad range of internships will be offered examples would include §

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

What about my research project • Internships have been timed to have minimal impact

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 Ph. D 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

Last Year’s MRes Scheme Funder Organisation Student feedback BBSRC Demuris "I am very glad

Last Year’s MRes Scheme Funder Organisation Student feedback BBSRC Demuris "I am very glad I took the opportunity to do this internship" MRC NHS “Seeing the clinical side of science was a good experience” FMS Demuris "I learnt a lot of things that could be CV beneficial" Wellcome Genentech Trust "Working in industry was fantastic, highly stimulating and I learned loads including valuable protocols for my Ph. D" MRC No comment NHS