Institute of Astronomy

Summer Placements - The David and Bridget Jacob Internship Programme

Published on 30/01/2018 
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
£250 per week subsistence payment
Starting Date: 
Summer 2018
4 - 10 Weeks

The Cavendish Laboratory and the Institute of Astronomy recognise with deep gratitude the support of Mr David and Mrs Bridget Jacob and their establishment of The David and Bridget Jacob Internship Programme. The Programme will support one 4 - 10 week summer internship placement, alternating annually between Cavendish Astrophysics and the Institute of Astronomy. The student should be from a non-Oxbridge higher-education institution within the UK, and should be between their penultimate and final year of undergraduate study. In summer 2018, applications are sought for a placement within the Institute of Astronomy.

Students interested in undertaking projects in any of the research areas covered at the Institute of Astronomy (see who meet the criteria for The David and Bridget Jacob Internship Programme are encouraged to apply by Friday 2 March 2018. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed at which time potential projects will be discussed. Selection will be based on academic merit, and on knowledge and experience relevant to the projects. A decision can be expected by the end of March 2018. A one-page expression of interest, including an indication of the desired project area, together with contact details, an up-to-date CV and any brief supporting material should be sent to by the deadline.

The successful candidate will receive a ca. £250 per week subsistence payment, will be supported in accessing accommodation in Cambridge, and will be encouraged to experience all that Cambridge has to offer during their internship. The exact length of the internship would be settled in discussion between the candidate and the Lead Researcher of the project.

Application Deadline Date: 
2 March 2018
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