Internships can prove pivotal in defining career steps post PhD and build relationships that lead to future employment. The Faraday Institution works with a wide range of partners to offer three-month internships to PhD researchers based at UK universities who are working on energy storage.

I have thoroughly enjoyed the internship with WAE. It has been the highlight of my PhD, and it would never have happened without the careers event that the Faraday Institution organised or all the work the team have done for the cohort over the years.”

Jacob Dean, Data Scientist at WAE and former Faraday Institution PhD researcher

Jacob Dean at WAE

Aims of the PhD Internship programme:

An internship may enable:

  1. access to equipment or facility that would otherwise not be available
  2. the opportunity to work with an industry partner
  3. collaboration with a different academic group or institution
  4. exploration of a different related area such as supply chain or economic forecasting relating to batteries
  5. experience of policy making

Benefits to the internship provider:

Funding options:

  1. PhD researcher to continue receiving their stipend (with supervisor permission) and therefore only seek reimbursement of any travel and accommodation costs from the internship provider
  2. PhD researcher to apply for an interruption to studies from their university and undertake a paid internship position

Faraday Institution PhD Internship Scheme

Want to find out more? Able to offer internships? Contact Francesca Long, Head of Training and Talent Development and complete an internship provider form.

With thanks to our internship providers to date who include:

Logos of internship providers: AMT Power, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, Exawatt, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lambda energy, ESA, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, Rho Motion, Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs, WAE, Imperial Policy Forum, Technische Universitat Dresden, WMG, UCL, CPI, About Energy.
Internship providers logos: Brill Power, Sention, Gaussion, Prosemino, Echion Technologies, Anaphite, Ionworks, Warwick, Green Jobs Foundation, Energy Revolution Ventures.