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ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Social Sciences


ESRC DTP Internships and Placements

We offer a range of bespoke Internships and Placements via Cambridge Grand Challenges.

This interdiciplinary framework of collaboration was established around addressing real-world problems and engaging the Social Sciences with other disciplines to provide solutions to critical issues such as climate change, ageing of society to applications of Artificial Intelligence.

This programme of work has led to more students, academics and non-academic partners being attracted to the Social Sciences Partnership. This collaboration had been extended beyond the traditionally predominant policy and third sector partners to industry through the National Productivity Investment Fund and Business Boost awards.

With reference to some 60+ non-academic partnerships, our internships and placements can be part-time or full time and range from 1-6 months long. Examples with non-academic partners range from Government departments to Microsoft, Aviva and GSK.

Click here to find out what the students think of collaborative opportunitites. 


Cambridge Grand Challenges

Cambridge Grand Challenges (CGC), is a unique initiative developed to support interdisciplinary engagement between industry, government and academic partners across the research and innovation system to tackle local, national and global challenges. 

The internship opportunities we offer to our students each term gives them the chance to work with some of the most innovative and brilliant minds in BusinessGovernment and Third Sector departments. The learning and development benefits from working on the front line will last a lifetime and are already giving our students a competitive edge in their careers and future employability prospects.

The website features videos, case studies and testimonials from our students and partners, who have taken the challenge and worked together towards change, personal development, and building a better future for society.

Could you be next? Visit the website today and email one of the Cambridge Grand Challenges team to start your journey!

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