YCEDE are funding 32 PAID Research Internships across the consortium of universities each year, to give prospective PhD applicants from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds additional research experience.
The internships offer participants the opportunity to work as professional colleagues in partnership with academic staff, through carrying out independent research. Research interns can see whether they would like to pursue research as a career, and strengthen future applications for PhD programmes.
Interns are invited to apply for projects, which will be announced from January 2024 to April 2024 (dates vary across the partner universities) and will be advertised on this page. Project supervisors will select the preferred candidates, who will be invited to one of the YCEDE universities for a welcome and networking event in Summer 2024.
If you’d like to read more about internships, and the opportunities they can lead to, you can read Sophia’s story here.
Examples of Previous Research Placements
Understanding Race and Gender Disparities in School-Based Youth Violence
Supervisor: Nadia Jessop, School of Education, University of York
Exploring a world-leading archive of Caribbean and Black British writing
Supervisor: Sarah Prescott, University of Leeds Library Service
Creating a small footprint, low cost air quality monitor for indoor purposes
Supervisor: Vemanyu Beedasy, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield
Decolonisation of the Curriculum
Supervisor: Sam Furfani, Department of Chemistry, University of York
For more information about the internships in each partner university, please click on the links below.