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MRC and Academy of Medical Sciences Policy Internship Scheme

When Sep 13, 2013 11:10 AM to
Nov 01, 2013 11:10 AM
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The MRC has a policy internship for MRC-funded PhD students, in partnership with the Academy of Medical Sciences.  

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.

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We are the largest centre for research and professional training in the Life Sciences in the UK, offering a very special experience to a community of around 2000 graduate students across departments within the School of the Biological Sciences, School of Clinical Medicine and eleven University Partner Institutes in the Cambridge area.

Every year some of the world's brightest and most determined students are attracted by the opportunity to carry out research projects with renowned scientists in a vibrant, multidisciplinary environment at one of the world's most respected research-led universities.

The School co-ordinates funding opportunities within the Life Sciences for their postgraduate education, as well as ensuring students receive the highest quality supervision and training.