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Current Opportunities

We are currently looking forward and thinking about ways of developing our collaboration opportunities with non-academic partners in the worlds of public and social policy, business, finance, third sector activity, and beyond.

The Cambridge ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) in the Social Sciences is very much committed to the idea of ‘real world research’ and we want our students to gain experience of working with external partners, however briefly.  We expect DTP students to undertake some form of collaborative activity as part of the their PhD training. We also strongly believe that there can be mutual benefits in such collaboration.


Internship Opportunities - Easter Term 2018 call to open w/c 4 June 2018

The Cambridge Social Science Partnership will invite applications to its Easter Term 2018 call in the week commencing 4 June 2018. 

Projects will be selected to support teams based across a range of sectors to carry out a number of projects and activities, whilst also providing unique professional development opportunities for PhD researchers. It is not necessary for a project to relate directly to the student’s PhD topic or specific research interests. Rather, we see these placements as a means to develop and apply transferable research, communications and analytical skills outside the university sector.


Other Opportunities

Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) of the United Nations System

Geneva, Switzerland

Applications to the internship programme are accepted on a year round rolling basis.

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Next steps for ESRC DTP Students

If your internship application is successful, the ESRC DTP requires a formal record of your plans. Please follow the steps outlined here in order to trigger an extension to your ESRC DTP Studentship and your thesis submission date.