EPSRC Funded Management Science Internships

Are you wondering if research is for you? 

Let a summer internship give you a clearer picture.

Internships in the Department of Management Science, Lancaster University offer a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to experience and learn about research problems in Operational Research and how various challenging problems can be explored. Interns will have the opportunity to develop their own ideas in a topic linked to faculty research interests. Management Science interns will be supported by a bursary of £275 per week.

Where and when will they take place?

The internship scheme will run for 10 weeks over the summer vacation from 4th July to 11th September 2016. During this time you will engage in research with leading academics from the Department of Management Science at Lancaster University.

Who are they aimed at?

The internships are aimed at giving an insight into what a PhD research is really like, and are open to students interested in the possibility of undertaking a PhD. Our scheme is aimed at UK and EU students about to enter their final year of undergraduate study, who expect to achieve a 1st class degree - this includes, for example, mathematics, statistics, computing, business studies, physics and engineering. We regret that we cannot consider any applications from non-EU students.

Why consider applying for an internship?

As a management science intern you will be joining other high-calibre undergraduate students studying in the vibrant research environment at Lancaster University supported by a bursary of £275 per week.

Through the scheme, you will:

  • Experience how to structure research problems.
  • Learn how to apply quantitative and qualitative skills to important practical problems.
  • Gain an insight into what it would be like to do a PhD.
  • Gain an understanding of whether a research-oriented career is right for you.

Want to know more?

This is the fourth year the Department has run this scheme, which is modelled on a successful scheme in quantitative statistics and operational research, STOR-i. Find examples of recent projects, plus testimonials and blogs from recent interns on the established STOR-I scheme, on their website

If you are interested in our scheme, find out more about Management Science staff's research interests and then send a covering letter, identifying the topic(s) you are interested in studying, along with your CV to Gay Bentinck.

Closing date Monday, 11th April 2016.