The Faraday Undergraduate Summer Experience (FUSE)
The Faraday Undergraduate Summer Experience (FUSE) internship programme provides internships for undergraduate students to enable them to undertake paid eight-week placements with battery researchers from partner organisations.
Goals of the internships are:
- To provide opportunities to gain research experience
- To inspire young people to pursue careers in the fields of battery technology and energy storage
- To diversify the pool of talent
- To increase participants’ knowledge, skills and aspirations
- To give contact with positive role models
Participating institutions construct project research topics that connect to the Faraday Institution research projects and select interns on a competitive basis from a diverse pool of applicants. Working alongside a supervisor, students have access to other research scientists. Interns are invited to join cohort video calls on a range of topics. At the end of the summer, and with the assistance of their supervisor, each intern prepares a poster detailing their scientific research project.
A number of FUSE interns have successfully gone on to undertake a PhD in battery research or work in the battery sector.
Discover more by reading the testimonials of FUSE 2022 students and looking at their scientific posters.
- Be registered full-time undergraduate student from a UK university.
- Undertake the internship within the years of their undergraduate study (i.e., not in final year or during a subsequent Masters’ programme).
- Not have been a FUSE intern in a previous year.
Application processes vary by university.
Applications are currently closed. New opportunities are typically advertised in May each year.