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.


Applicants must:

  • 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.

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