If you are currently undertaking a BBSRC funded PhD and are searching for an internship, consider applying to work with SfAM.
SfAM proudly supports BBSRC's Professional Internships for PhD Students (PIPS) scheme. If you are currently undertaking a BBSRC funded PhD and are searching for an internship, consider applying to work with SfAM - contact [email protected] to find out more information.
Some words from previous PIPS interns
My internship at SfAM was an extremely rewarding experience that allowed me to gain skills and experiences beyond that of academia. I was introduced to a wide range of opportunities I would otherwise not have had access to, including attending a major conference, speaking in parliament at Voice of the Future and writing for the Microbiologist magazine. My PIPS experience with SfAM has better prepared me for the rest of my PhD and future career.
During my internship with SfAM I was able to engage directly with science policy issues by networking with experts, working on responses to evidence calls from Parliamentary select committees and attending evidence sessions. I also gained invaluable experience in science communication and events planning.
My PIPS at SfAM helped show me what it was like to work in a team and the in's and outs of communications, which later would become my career! I made the decision not to continue in academia, as many PhD students do, and without this internship I would have really been on the back foot when it came to finding a job.