Professional Internships for PhD Students

Placements in BBSRC Swindon Office.

Call status: Open
Application deadline: apply at any time

A key component of our Doctoral Training Partnership programme (DTP) is the Professional Internship for PhD Students (PIPS) – a 3-month integrated placement to provide BBSRC-funded DTP PhD students the opportunity to carry out a work placement unrelated to their doctoral research 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 in which they can apply their PhD skills and training after they graduate.

3-month placements are available at BBSRC Swindon Office for students to undertake their PIPS and gain experience of working in:

  • corporate policy and strategy
  • science and innovation policy
  • public engagement
  • project management

Number of awards

Up to 8 placements per year are available at BBSRC.


This scheme is open to all BBSRC-funded DTP PhD students.

How to apply

Placements are awarded competitively.

If you are interested in a placement in BBSRC Swindon Office, email with an expression of interest and we will send you details of:

  • potential internship projects
  • how to apply
  • the assessment process

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