STFC participates in the Research Councils Policy Internships scheme, a programme in which STFC-funded PhD students are given the opportunity to spend three months working in Parliament or Government. Opportunities are available with the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) or the Government Office for Science (GO Science).
Applications for the 2020/2021 scheme are now open
The scheme presents a unique opportunity for PhD students to gain an insight into the political process. Fellows learn how policy is developed, interact with policy makers and develop the skills needed to communicate effectively with non-academic audiences.
Successful applicants will receive a three-month extension to their STFC PhD status as well as their stipend. Interns based at non-London institutions will receive an additional sum to cover the costs of relocating to London for three months. Due to the current situation regarding Covid-19, remote working for at least part of the internship may be necessary.
Applications for the 2020/2021 scheme are now open. More details about the hosting partners and the application form can be found on the UKRI site. The closing date is 10 September 2020 at 16.00.
Last updated: 14 July 2020