Internships & Placements

The UK Research and Innovation Policy Internships Scheme provides an exceptional opportunity for UKRI-funded students to work for three months in one of a selected group of highly influential policy organisations

Host institutions include parliamentary and governmental departments, non-governmental bodies, learned societies and other organisations.

Full details of the scheme, including eligibility requirements and the date of the next call for applications, are available via the UKRI website.

NINE DTP offers a placement scheme, designed to complement the UKRI Internship Scheme. Instead of having a prescribed list of partner institutions, we invite students to identify and establish their own placements, for which the DTP can provide support. Full details of the scheme are available in the NINE DTP Placement Scheme Guide (below).

Beginning in Autumn 2024, NINE DTP will be coordinating placements for all funded students, and all students will be expected to undertake 12 placement weeks as part of their studentship. A revised placement application form and placement guidelines will appear on this website as current policies are revised. Until then, current guidance applies however applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The April and October deadlines no longer apply.

A placement is expected to compliment and contribute to the student’s research, providing a fruitful opportunity for knowledge exchange and personal and professional development.

We encourage you to contact the NINE DTP Manager to discuss the placement scheme before you prepare an application.

Placement Guidelines

Read our guidelines about the application process

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Application Form

Applications are invited throughout your PhD

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