RCUK policy internships scheme

The Research Council Policy Internships scheme provides the opportunity for research council-funded students in the doctoral phase of their studentship to work for three months in one of a selected group of highly influential policy organisations. Students gain an extension to their ESRC award and are able to claim for travel and accommodation costs. ESRC funded students are permitted to apply to a different selection of hosts, which as an example, from this year were:

  • Government Office for Science 
  • Department for Business Innovation and Skills
  • Cabinet Office
  • Home Office
  • Public Health England
  • Scrutiny Unit
  • Sentencing Council

Further information about the RCUK Policy Internships Scheme, including application deadlines, is available on both the ESRC website and the RCUK website.

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