This internship scheme follows a five-part process:
- Call for applications for researchers to host an intern
- Host organisation advertising and call for student internship applications
- Selection of successful student internship applications
- Matching of hosts and successful interns
- Contracts and contracts of employment
For more information please see the detailed Guidance Notes.
The first stage requires that eligible research awardees express their interest and commitment by applying to host an intern. This application will be submitted via the grants management system (GMS) and will be assessed by the Internship Scheme panel that includes an Academy Fellow. Applications will be assessed on the suitability of the project for an intern and the appropriateness and extent of the proposed supervision.
Once checked, eligible host applications will be listed on the website as an internship project that students will need to apply for. The Academy will provide a media card/advert and unique URL for hosts to advertise their internship internally. Host applicants will have to wait until the second stage has concluded before finding out if they have been successfully paired with an intern student.
The Academy aims to provide additional support to applicants from groups that are persistently underrepresented within UK engineering through the grant application process. This positive action will contribute to improving diversity in the talent pipeline and widening the diversity of applicants and awardees within the Academy’s research grant schemes.