The School will offer approximately seven funded internships for the summer of 2017. These internships have a bursary of £1,400 which covers approximately 6 weeks of research working at 20 hours a week. Five of these internships are reserved exclusively for students from the School of Physics and Astronomy at Queen Mary. Two of the funded internship places can be allocated to students from outside Queen Mary providing they have excellent academic credentials. For external candidates preference will be given to students aiming to undertake a PhD after their undergraduate programme.
Students who are interested in applying for a research internship should firstly look at staff research interests on the School website. After finding a topic of interest students should contact the relevant academic to ask if they have any research opportunities for interns. The student should then send the academic an up-to-date CV and a statement detailing their interest in their chosen research area. If the academic supports the application they will submit it to Lucie Bone, Student Support Officer, with a short statement confirming their support. Students are chosen for research internships on the basis of academic merit and the School decides on the internship allocation straight after the exam board meeting in June, with candidates normally chosen in rank order. External applicants should send a copy of their transcript with their application. Students will find out whether their application has been successful by the end of June. Priority for internships is given to second years and third year MSci students,