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Research Internships at the University of Leeds

Educational Engagement in collaboration with Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE) are offering up to 15 research experience placements (REPs) to be completed each academic year until 2025/2026.

LITE will provide support and guidance in pedagogic research and act as a community for the successful student researchers on the programme.

For examples of previous research placement projects click here.

How the placements work

The projects will take place over 210 hours (six weeks at 1.0 FTE) worked over a period of up to three months with an emphasis on exploring aspects of the student experience through the lens of under-represented groups including, but not limited to Black, Asian and minority ethnic, mature, Access to Leeds and Plus Programme students.

  1. The REPs must take place outside of term time. 

NB: There may be some flexibility if students have completed exams and met all relevant deadlines.

  • Placements are open to current UG/PGT students registered at any UK university as well as graduates.
  • Successful projects will be advertised to students across the University and at YCEDE partner universities where relevant. Applicants will be asked to demonstrate how they fulfil the five essential criteria for the project to which they are applying (either written or a short video). LITE will co-ordinate the advert and application phase, this will include hosting information sessions for student applicants. For more information on applications please visit here: (will add some more details from the LITE terms of reference, resources and a date for application support outreach session perhaps).

We offer research internships to undergraduate students every Summer. These will advertised around April/May each year.

If there is nothing here at the moment, make sure to check back next year or follow our social media to be updated as soon as they are live.

If you’d like to read more about internships, and the opportunities they can lead to, you can read Sophia’s story here.