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GenerationResearch Equity in summer research

Summer studentships

Funding: Fully paid research or technical studentship 

Length: 8-10 weeks

Academic Year: 2022 Summer vacation

Open to: Please see the project subheadings for this information

Applications are now closed.

Absolutely invaluable experience to learn how to do research from a professional [..] it has increased my employability enormously.

- Elena

Students thinking about a career in science have many routes available to them, involving further education (Masters and PhD), technical roles, the pharmaceutical industry, animal technology, lab and contract management, and grant funding to name just a few. Access to these careers starts with your degree, but can be greatly advanced by gaining first-hand experience of working in a laboratory or technical setting. This can be invaluable to add to your CV, give you a good focus in any interview, and is desirable for many potential employers.  

Students from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

University of York students only 

Studentships open to York students

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Other Universities in Yorkshire

Studentships open to Leeds and Sheffield

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How to apply

The application form asks for the following information

  • PART A: Student details and choose your top two projects
  • PART B: Three short questions on enthusiasm for your subject and the reasons for doing a studentship
  • PART C: Widening participation data; this data will not be shared with the interview panel members.

If candidates wish to withdraw, please email biol-engagement@york.ac.uk

The application process is now CLOSED

Right to work documentation 

Any applicant who is offered a studentship will be asked to provide evidence of their right to work in the UK before beginning the studentship. 

This will involve providing a copy of your passport to the University’s HR Team. If you are a non-EU national your passport should contain details of your student visa confirming that you have obtained permission to work. You will be contacted with further instructions on how to complete a Right to Work check either virtually or in-person if you are offered the role.

You must be eligible to work in the UK and have a valid National Insurance (NI) number to complete this internship. If you are in the application process for an NI number at the time your internship is due to start, you can start work, however please note the University of York Casual Worker Team will require you to provide your NI number as soon as possible. Further information on NI numbers can be found on the UK Government website.

How we allocate

Shortlisting will take place as soon as possible after the closing date and successful applicants are normally notified promptly. 

Candidate interviews: 

Candidates will be selected for an interview based on answers to PART B. 

Successful candidates: 

  • Will be assigned to an appropriate project with a supervisor 
  • Will spend 8-10 weeks working on a paid full time contract (37 hours per week, £9.77 per hour) 
  • Start date, end of June 2022 

Interviews will take place week commencing early April. 

You'll be notified as soon as possible after the interview dates whether your application has been successful, placed on a reserve list or unsuccessful.

For successful York students, we will encourage you to apply for the York Futures Scholarship Fund to assist with living expenses during the studentship.

Contact us

If you have any questions about studentships please contact biol-engagement@york.ac.uk