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Research Internships at the University of Leeds

Research Internships at the University of Leeds  

The University of Leeds offers a range of paid research experience placements and internships across its seven Faculties each year to support the progression of underrepresented students to postgraduate research.  

If you’d like to find out more about research placements and internships, and the opportunities they can lead to, please read the accounts of previous interns’ experiences below: 

Sophia’s story 

Summayah’s story 

Access to Research Internships 

Access to Research (A2R) Internships give you the opportunity to experience the research environment in your chosen field, think about whether a career in research is the right choice for you, and develop invaluable knowledge and skills to strengthen your applications to PhD programmes.  

If your application is successful, you will undertake a paid, independent research project supervised by academics at the University of Leeds. These projects take place over 210 hours worked over a period of 6 weeks to 3 months during summer 2024. 

This year’s A2R Internships are funded by the Yorkshire Consortium for Equity in Doctoral Education, and therefore open to UK students from Black, Asian or other minoritised ethnic backgrounds.  

Read the candidate briefs below for details of this year’s internship projects and more information on how to apply: 

Faculty of Biological Sciences

Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics

If you would like to apply for one of these projects, complete the A2R Internship application form 

Read the Application Privacy Notice 

Applications open at 09:00 am on Wednesday 13 March and close at 17:00 on Monday 29 April