Professional Internships for PhD Students (PIPS)


PIPS Q&A session (Dundee, 12 February 2019) - EASTBIO Training & Industry Engagement Manager Dr Caroline Pope (first, left), with EASTBIO students

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council is offering an exciting opportunity for any non-academic organisation to take advantage of fully funded Professional Internships for PhD Students (PIPS). Internships can be in any field or sector including industry; publishing; policy; clinical development; teaching; communications; business; management; marketing; and finance...

As part of the EASTBIO training programme, each Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership student must complete a 12 week internship in a non-academic environment.

Benefits to your organisation:
• A high-calibre temporary resource to assist with a strategic project at no extra cost to the business
• A new resource to undertake smaller projects that might have been on hold or would not otherwise have been done
• Involvement with intelligent minds that will bring innovation, skills and knowledge to enhance your business success and performance
• Opportunities to get energy and fresh insights to a particular business area; a different perspective to problems and a new motivated member of the team
• Added value through interaction with Scottish Universities.

Benefits for the PhD students:
• PhD students undertaking a professional internship extend their educational experience
• An internship will help them to develop valuable transferrable skills and explore careers outside of academia
• An internship will provide them with a high-quality work experience that will increase their employability
• In exchange for their labour, the students will experience a ‘real-life’ situation in the workplace of their choice.

To find out more, please email the EASTBIO Placements inbox.