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BSI internship scheme

The BSI internship scheme offers three-month internships to graduates interested in exploring the career possibilities available within learned societies. The internship will allow you to learn more about the publishing, public engagement, communications and policy work that the Society undertakes. 

The internship scheme is open to all individuals though preference will be given to BBSRC-funded PhD students looking to undertake a ‘Professional Internship for PhD students (PIPS)’ as part of their Doctoral Training Programme within the life sciences. 

We are looking for graduates with good organisational skills who are willing to undertake a range of diverse tasks. During the three months of the internship you will be engaged in helping develop policy work, event organisation, public engagement, and communication activities. The exact content of the internship will depend on your interests but will involve working with the BSI team, at our central London office, to:

  • Carry out a project which will involve research and analysis with the help of staff, on a topic to be decided. This will be disseminated, as appropriate, to members, as well as leading partners and external organisations.
  • Assist with our public engagement activities – this may include face to face activities or digital engagement
  • Support our in-house journal teams with their communication and marketing work
  • Contribute to the BSI’s wider communications work which may include attending meetings, helping improve our digital activities on social media and the website and producing reports (e.g. drafting a consultation response) as well as writing articles for our blog and magazine. 

Each internship is awarded on a competitive basis and will run for a continuous three month period. The exact timing of internships is negotiable, however, we are currently only able to take one intern at a time.

To apply for the scheme please email your CV and a brief cover letter detailing your suitability for the role including your knowledge of immunology, whether you have funding through the BBSRC, and availability to Jennie Evans. Interviews will be held as part of the application process. Please note that due to UK Border Agency restrictions, we will not contemplate overseas applications unless there is clear evidence of existing permission to work in the UK. 

Application deadline: We are not currently accepting any applications for this scheme. 

Please contact Jennie Evans for further information. 

Please note, we do not operate any research labs ourselves and are unable to offer any placements to provide you with direct experience of working in an immunology lab within our organisation. If you are interested in gaining this type of experience, you may find it useful to have a look at our grants page or our jobs board.