|Name||The Academy of Medical Sciences|
|Placement base location||During the current pandemic Academy staff are working from home and internships are being conducted “remotely”, though access to desk space in our central London office is available. We are confident that our remote internship programme continues to offer a highly rewarding experience for interns and that we are able to provide a very high level of support and supervision remotely. Our case studies include one recent intern, Helena Teague, reflecting on her remote internship.|
|Website||Internship schemes | The Academy of Medical Sciences (acmedsci.ac.uk)|
|Contact for enquiries||If you have any problems applying please contact Maksi Vicheva|
|Contact details||Email: email@example.com|
|Placement job title||Grants and Programmes Internship|
|Potential start date||Four internships will be offered in three-month time blocks from January 2022 to December 2022. Candidates are invited to indicate their preferred time to undertake the placement, although we cannot guarantee the timing of placements.|
|Potential working pattern||
Daily work pattern: 9am to 5pm
Total hours per week: 35
FT/PT: Full time
|Details of application method||Candidates are asked to supply – all in pdf format:
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview with a selection panel of Academy staff.
Applications must be received by 4pm on Wednesday 24 November 2021.
Interviews will be conducted w/c 29 November 2021 (TBC). Successful candidates will be informed of the outcome of their application within two weeks of the interview date.
Interviews for this opportunity will be conducted remotely by video call.
|Overview of PIPS organisation|
The Academy of Medical Sciences (www.acmedsci.ac.uk) is the independent body in the UK representing the diversity of medical science. Our mission is to promote medical science and its translation into benefits for society. The Academy’s elected Fellows are the UK’s leading medical scientists from hospitals, academia, industry and public service. We work with them to promote excellence, develop talented researchers, influence research and policy nationally and internationally and encourage dialogue about the medical sciences.
We achieve this by being comprised of dedicated teams working in science policy, communications and career development, with the latter providing research funding, mentorship and other career support schemes for early-and mid-career researchers. The Academy is an authoritative voice on the development of training and career pathways and a source of inspiration, information and personal support for biomedical researchers.
The Academy of Medical Sciences internship scheme, running for almost ten years, gives PhD students a fully-funded first-hand experience of the medical science environment, from policy reports and consultations to grant panels and career support.
Over a three-month internship, interns gain personal insights into how research impacts the wider biomedical system and can build valuable networks with the UK’s most eminent medical scientists and key science and health stakeholders.
Read our internship case studies to find stories from former interns, from people who took part right at the start of the scheme who’ve gone on to work in a wide range of fields, to reflections from some of our most recent interns. You might also like to read two former policy interns’ top tips for making the most of your internship.
COVID-19 notice – The Academy is carefully monitoring the developing situation and advice about the current global outbreak of COVID-19. The health, safety and appropriate support of candidates and interns is our first priority. The Academy is developing its working practices and is currently working wholly remotely. Interviews for this opportunity will be conducted remotely by video call. Successful candidates will be kept closely informed on any potential impacts on their internship period, and how these can be mitigated or managed.
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The scheme is open to all BBSRC funded PhD students. BBSRC students are normally able to undertake a 3-month internship between the second and third year of study through the Professional Internships for PhD Students (PIPS) scheme. Applications must be endorsed by each student’s primary PhD project supervisor. Candidates must ensure that they leave enough time to secure this endorsement before they submit their application. Placements on the scheme are allocated on a competitive basis so withdrawal from the scheme once a place is accepted is likely to result in another potential intern being denied the opportunity to participate.
|Most of our work is currently taking place online. More recently, staff members have also been offered the option to book a desk at the Academy offices (41 Portland Place, London, W1B 1QH), with measures already in place including mask wearing and social distancing. While your main place of work will be at home, you may, therefore, decide/be invited to work at the Academy offices from time to time. Furthermore, you may be asked to travel elsewhere within the UK as part of internship activities, and in such circumstances, expenses will be provided at the Academy’s normal rates. We would like to provide reassurance that we will discuss with you the feasibility of any travel, either to the Academy or elsewhere in the UK for internship activities, in consideration of government guidelines and your personal circumstances.|