Management Science internships to give undergraduates an insight into PhD study

A group of students working together

07 April 2016

Applications are now open for the summer internship scheme within Lancaster’s Department of Management Science.

The ten-week, EPSRC-funded internships aim to offer undergraduates studying a numerate discipline the chance to find out whether a research-orientated career in Management Science is right for them.

Interns will have the opportunity to develop their own ideas in a topic linked to faculty research interests, while engaging in research with leading academics in the department. They will also learn how to structure research problems and apply quantitative and qualitative skills to important practical problems.

The internship scheme will run for 10 weeks from 4th July to 11th September 2016. Interns will be supported by a bursary of £275 per week.

The 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 in a discipline such as mathematics, statistics, computing, business studies, physics and engineering.

PhD Director, Professor John Boylan, said: “We think this represents an excellent opportunity to decide if PhD research is right for you and to prepare you for making the strongest possible research proposal.”

Those interested in applying for the scheme should read through the Management Science staff's research interests and then send a covering letter, identifying the topic(s) they are interested in studying, along with their CV to Gay Bentinck by Monday, 25th April 2016.