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Science Policy Internships June 11, 2010

Posted by qmresearchers in Career Ideas.
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Q: Are you thinking about what to do after your PhD?

Q: Have you thought about working in Science Policy but are not exactly sure what it is?

Q: Can you afford to take 2 to 3 months out of your PhD? (No way, I hear you cry!)

Q: Can you afford to have a period with no income after your PhD?

If you answered yes to some of the above questions then read on.

I recently noticed that the Society for Biology offers Policy Internships for recent graduates and scientists on career breaks or considering a move into science policy. They offer a structured programme of unpaid work experience, for periods of 8-12 weeks (full-time, or the part-time equivalent), with hands-on experience of delivering a policy project.

Past interns have secured science policy jobs at the RSPB, Wellcome Trust and Academy of Medical Sciences, or have gone on to research or training posts.

Click here for more information.

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