Summer internships in Digital Civics for disabled students

Posted on 12 June 2018

Applications are open for internships based at Newcastle University.

In recognition of the under-inclusion of disabled people in the design, development and study of technology, EPSRC have funded a summer internship program attached to the Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Civics at Newcastle University.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to engage as a trainee researcher and team member of the varied projects based in the Digital Interaction Group; past projects have ranged from DIY assistive technology, community engagement and designing new systems for voting. For this year, the projects in question will focus on disability rights and activism.

This scheme is open to UK undergraduate students or recent graduates (within two years of graduation) who self-identify as having a disability (broadly defined) and are between academic years of their current degree program. Applicants should have a strong interest in the potential for digital technology to be a force for good in wider society. Internships are available for both applicants with more technical background (e.g. computer science), as well as those from wider academic backgrounds (e.g. health sciences, planning, social science, education, politics).

The deadline for applications is 21 June 2018. Internships are paid at a rate of £300 per week (tax free), and you’ll receive help to arrange accommodation in Newcastle for those who need it.

To find out more, and to apply, please visit the Digital Civics website or email openlab-admin@newcastle.ac.uk with any queries.