Each summer a number of paid internships are available to Ogden alumni in academic research and in the commercial and voluntary sectors. These placements provide valuable experience and insight into possible careers or study avenues.
Applications normally open in February when the programme of available internships will be advertised to our undergraduate alumni. Some funding is also made available for create your own internships, which alumni can apply for if they have found their own summer placement.
In 2017, internships were available at locations including: the universities of Bristol, Birmingham, Durham, Portsmouth, Lancaster, Cambridge and Oxford, STFC Daresbury Lab, Sainsbury’s, Spencer Ogden, and The Conversation. Create your own internship were funded at locations including: the universities of Exeter, Leicester, Oxford, Manchester and Bath.
The internships are funded at a daily rate of £60 (£70 for London placements) and normally last for six weeks (30 days); funding for eight-week (40 days) placements can be made available in some circumstances. Interns are required to submit a timesheet, feedback form and reflective dairy of their experience on completion of their internship.
All internships are subject to suitability and competitive award. Make sure we have your current contact details and know what you are doing; if you are eligible to apply, you will receive email notification when the application process opens.
Applications for the Internship Programme are NOW CLOSED.
This internship has been an incredible experience opening my eyes to what research is really like and even getting my name as a co-author on a paper that is to be published later on in the year. I cannot describe how exciting this was to find out! The experience has definitely led me to decide I want to do a PhD and hopefully go into research as I progress with my studies. I would recommend undertaking an internship to anyone who is unsure and stress not to be put off by fear of not having enough prior knowledge because I have learnt that this worry is irrational and in order to grow as a person we must do the things that scare us.
Emma Dodd, 2017 Summer intern
The internship was a fantastic experience and has given me a clear insight into the world of research. The ’create your own’ programme allowed me to tailor the internship to my particular interests, and to focus on research that I have a true passion for. My project gave me the chance to do original research which is valuable to my supervisor; she intends to continue what I started. Throughout the project, I was presented with many challenges, which I overcame with a mixture of logical and creative solutions. I have come away from this internship with a vastly larger skill set and an ability to tackle problems with confidence. Fiona Bairstow, 2017 Summer Intern