Internships offer you a hands-on opportunity to work in your desired field, giving you the chance to apply your academic knowledge in real-world situations whilst building valuable experience to take beyond your degree.

Relevant work experience while you are at university is crucial to achieving a good graduate job. You may find that following your internship you are included in publications or even offered a graduate role.

Physics Internships

In Physics, we have a number of paid and voluntary Internships each year that spread across our research groups. These internships allow the successful candidates to use state-of-the-art facilities, integrate with research groups and learn about on-going experiments. You will also learn the art of presenting results and writing up documentation. Our internships are only open to current Physics students.

Example Vacancies

  • Studying Neutrino Oscillation Physics at the DUNE Experiment
  • Developing a new acquisition, storage and analysis system for experimental data
  • Quantum security tags
  • Quality ensurance of the APA
  • Physics of brain dynamics in normoxia and hypoxia
  • A simulation for Particle Physics
  • Investigating Saturn’s aurorae using the Hubble Space Telescope
  • Microscopy analysis of nanometre-scale layers 

Science & Technology Internships

The Faculty of Science and Technology also have a number of internships that are open to current students and recent graduates. 

The programme provides full-time, 2-3 month long paid internship opportunities. You will work in your placements over the summer vacation from July to September. We advertise and recruit to the positions from April to May. Part-time internships are available all year round to fit around your studies.

Students can receive up to £1,000 per month for full-time work. Part-time work is paid pro-rata.