Innovation internships

Current calls

There are no current open calls.

Innovation internships allow researchers to apply for intern positions based within a business or organisation and can last for up to six months. Some of these internships also invite researchers to apply for postings in policy or third sector organisations.


Partners gain from having an intern undertake a focused piece of work, which aims benefit their specific organisation.


Standard RCUK eligibility rules - external link for NERC apply to this call. Applicants must be resident in the UK and be employed by an eligible UK research organisation. Eligible applicants include:

  • PhD students (providing they are at least in their second year of research) are eligible providing they are working within the NERC remit. Their studentships do not need to be directly funded by NERC.
  • Researchers, at any career stage, who can demonstrate how NERC funded research could be used to make a real difference to non-academic organisations.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted through the Je-S system - external link. Applications must be made through the academic partner.

For further information please contact:

Tessa Edgecombe
01793 442610