NERC, in collaboration with the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), organise internship placements for current NERC, BBSRC and AHRC funded PhD students to work in one of eight host organisations on a policy topic relevant to both the student and the host. The student will be expected to produce a briefing paper, participate in a policy inquiry and/or organise a policy event.
Internships are awarded to both parliamentary and non-parliamentary organisations. Information on current host organisations can be found on the NERC website.
Successful NERC and AHRC students will receive a fully funded three-month extension to their PhD maintenance award, with their maintenance grant continuing to be paid while based at the internship host office.