Applications for the STOR-i summer internship for 2021 are now open

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STOR-i internships offer a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to experience and learn how Statistics and Operational Research can tackle challenging, real-life practical problems.

The internships are aimed at giving an insight into what a PhD in Statistics and OR is really like, and are open to students interested in the possibility of undertaking a PhD. The scheme is aimed at UK and EU students about to enter their final year of undergraduate study and aiming to achieve a strong 2:1 or 1st class degree in a subject containing a large quantitative element - this includes, for example, mathematics, statistics, physics and engineering.

Internships run for 6 weeks over the summer vacation, from Monday 12th July 2021 until Friday 20th August 2021, during which you will engage in research with leading academics from STOR at Lancaster University. As a STOR-i intern you will join other high-calibre undergraduate students studying in a vibrant research environment plus you will be supported by a bursary of £300 per week. We anticipate that this programme will be run virtually this year via Microsoft Teams but a final decision will be taken nearer the time.

Benefits of the internship programme

As a STOR-i intern you will be joining other high-calibre undergraduate students studying in the vibrant research environment at Lancaster University. Some of the key benefits of being a STOR-i intern include:

•  Experience how mathematical ideas solve important practical problems.

•   Learn how to apply quantitative skills to important practical problems.

•   Gain a valuable insight into what it would be like to do a PhD.

•   Develop practical skills to enable you to excel in your studies and beyond.

•   £300 bursary each week for all 6 weeks of the internship.

For further information, please see our website.

How to apply

To apply, please send the following information in an email to

·       CV;

·       Cover letter explaining why you wish to do an internship;

·       Copy of your degree courses and marks to date.

Application deadlines

Please note that there are two rounds for internships applications:

Round 1: The application deadline is Friday 22nd January with interviews on Thursday 4th February

Round 2: The application deadline is Friday 26th February with interviews on Tuesday 9th March

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