The internship scheme significantly contributes to the skills and professional development of PhD students. Benefits include the opportunity to network within the policy arena and develop a range of transferable skills and knowledge such as report writing and time management. Hosts also benefit from the additional resource provided by students and help in the production of briefing papers and contribution to the organisation’s policy evidence base.
Students gain an extension to their ESRC award and are able to claim for travel and accommodation costs.
Closing date for applications is 16.00 on 1 September 2016.
Participating host organisations for 2016
ESRC funded students are only permitted to apply for policy internships hosted by the Government Office for Science and the following six partners:
- Department for Business Innovation and Skills
- Cabinet Office
- Home Office
- Public Health England
- Scrutiny Unit
- Sentencing Council
Information regarding individual host organisations and the opportunities available can be found using the links below:
- Cabinet Office – Centre for Social Action (PDF, 98Kb)
- Cabinet Office – Modern Electoral Registration Programme (PDF, 90Kb)
- Cabinet Office – Social Impact Bonds (PDF, 87Kb)
- Cabinet Office – Social Investment Team (PDF, 81Kb)
- Cabinet Office – Youth Policy Team (PDF, 87Kb)
- Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (PDF, 91Kb)
- Home Office – Commercial Victimisation Survey (PDF, 68Kb)
- Home Office – Crime and Policing Data – Geographical Analysis (PDF, 56Kb)
- Home Office – Crime and Policing Knowledge Hub (PDF, 52Kb)
- Home Office – Crime Patterns (PDF, 52Kb)
- Home Office – Drugs and Alcohol Research Team (PDF, 52Kb)
- Home Office – Fraud (PDF, 65Kb)
- Home Office – Migration Advisory Committee (PDF, 58Kb)
- Home Office – Migration and Border Analysis – Managed Migration Team (PDF, 58Kb)
- Home Office – Migration and Border Analysis – Syrian Resettlement Evaluation (PDF, 56Kb)
- Home Office – Migration and Border Analysis – Econometric Modelling of Visa Demand (PDF, 52Kb)
- Home Office – Online Chlid Sexual Exploitation (PDF, 68Kb)
- Public Health England (PDF, 87Kb)
- Scrutiny Unit (PDF, 89Kb)
- Sentencing Council (PDF, 90Kb)
How to apply
Applicants should complete the online application form. Applicants must upload three documents before submitting their application:
- Signed Funding and Permissions Form (along with a confirmation letter from the Director of the WRDTC)
- Policy briefing.
In order to obtain a signed Funding and Permissions form and approval from the WRDTC Director, please save a copy of each page of your RCUK Internship online application as you go along (before submitting) and forward the full application to your local Scholarships Officer NO LATER THAN 19 AUGUST 2016 who will forward to the WRDTC Office for Director’s approval. Once the application is approved a signed Funding and Permissions Form and confirmation letter from the WRDTC Director will be sent back to you (with Grant Holder details completed) to upload when you submit the RCUK Internship online application before the deadline of 1 September 2016.