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ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Social Sciences


Cambridge ESRC partnership - Internship scheme

This scheme provides Cambridge Social Science Partnership funded PhD students with the opportunity to spend between 1-6 months in a non-academic organisation to work on projects that develop and utilise research and transferable skills. We encourage students from all disciplines to apply as internships are a chance to gain ‘real world’ experience and apply transferrable research skills outside the HE sector.

Over the years we have sponsored successful opportunities for our students in a range of diverse sectors. Such examples include internships and placements with BT, Unilever, Defra, Microsoft Research, Amazon, Genomics England, the Cabinet Office, Department for International Trade, Cambridge City Council, Newsec and the UN among others.

Most of the internships can be done either on a part-time or full-time basis, some internships provide elements of remote working which may help to make them more accessible to some students, although there are rewards in direct working in new working environment and context.

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