Professional Internships for PhD Students (PIPS)

The UKRI Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council offers an exciting opportunity for any non-academic organisation to take advantage of the fully funded scheme "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, law and finance.

As part of the EASTBIO training programme, each BBSRC-funded student must complete a 12-week internship in a non-academic environment before the end of their third year. The EASTBIO team will guide, support and monitor students planning their placement throughout the process.

For more on the PIPS scheme, see the EASTBIO Student PIPS Guide (reviewed annually)

Courtesy of Hannah Clark, from her field work

EASTBIO Placements Q&A session 2024

Online, 5 February 2024, 10:00-11:30 & 12:20-15:45
Event summary & schedule

EASTBIO Collaborative Placements Q&A session 2024
Online, 30 January 2024, 11:00-12:00 & 5 February, 12:20-15:45
Event summary

The QA sessions are mandatory for all students who started their PhD in the autumn of 2023; supervisors welcome to attend. We strongly encourage students and supervisors to consult the PIPS Guide in advance of the session so that they come prepared with anything they want clarifications on.

Relevant forms for the EASTBIO Placement Scheme:

For further questions, please email the EASTBIO Placements inbox.