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Internships Overview

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We have now taken the difficult decision to cancel all collaborative activities with non-academic partners until further notice. For those who have signed up for various engagement activities, you will be notified directly by email.

We will continue to monitor the situation around coronavirus on a daily basis.  

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Dr Konstantina Stamati
Cambridge Social Sciences Partnerships

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''At the Cambridge Social Sciences we are dedicated to providing opportunities for "real-world collaborations" between our students, early career researchers and external organisations.''

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Internships via the Cambridge Grand Challenges

This interdiciplinary framework of collaboration was been established around addressing real world problems, such as climate change and ageing of society through to applications of AI.

This programme of work has led to more students with a collaborative mind-set being attracted to the Social Sciences Partnership. Additionally, senior academics have been taking an increased interest in opportunities for collaboration.

This collaboration had been extended via the Cambridge Grand Challenges to include engagement beyond the policy and third sector through the National Productivity Investment Fund and Business Boost awards.

 

''We promote collaboration with non-academic partners from the outset as part of the induction and re-induction events''

                                                                                            

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.

We offer entrepreneurial PhD students and early career social sciences researchers the chance to get involved with developing a company out of research findings generated within their reserach. 

Non-academic engagement days offering training and engagement with policy makers to the 1st year’s cohorts and with Businesses to the 2nd-3rd year’s cohorts via the Cambridge Grand Challenges 'Co-op teams' once a term.