Successful applicants will undertake a three-month placement at the Academy’s offices in central London, joining their policy team. The scheme is designed to give students first-hand experience of the medical science policy and communications environment, to gain insights into how research can impact on policy, and to build valuable networks with the UK’s most eminent medical scientists and key science and health stakeholders. Interns will also spend some time at the MRC Head Office.
The scheme is open to all MRC-funded PhD students (based in a university or MRC centre, unit or institute), including clinicians undertaking a PhD as part of their MRC Clinical Research Training Award who will be in their third or fourth years of their PhD when their internship takes place. The scheme can also be undertaken in the three month period immediately following the end of a student’s fourth year. The successful students will be supported by an extension to their PhD maintenance stipend.
Applications are welcomed from 16 September until 1 November 2013. Interviews will take place in mid-November 2013.
To be eligible to apply, students must have their supervisor’s support and confirmation that they are funded by the MRC. For more information visit the MRC website at: www.mrc.ac.uk/Fundingopportunities/Studentships. For details of the application process visit the AMS website at: www.acmedsci.ac.uk/intern.