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ACCIS Summer Internships 2015 (University of Bristol students only)

The Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science (ACCIS) summer internship scheme 2015 is now open for applications.

This scheme has been very successful in the past and will provide students with insight into some of the world-class composites research that is being undertaken within the University. A number of these internships may also be industry sponsored. 

Please note, while this opportunity is open to students from all years, it is only open to University of Bristol students.

The internships will run for 8 to 10 weeks (depending on the project) beginning in June/July 2015. Interns will be paid £250 per week.

As available funding for these internships is limited we regret that we can only offer a small number of placements. The selection process for these internships is therefore highly competitive, so please only apply if you have a genuine interest in a specific area of ACCIS research (see below) and can demonstrate the necessary skills to achieve valuable research outcomes during the course of your internship.

The main research themes of ACCIS are detailed on our website via the following links:

How to apply for the ACCIS summer internship scheme

If you are interested in applying we require the following information from you: 

  1.  A Curriculum Vitae (2 pages maximum)
  2.  Details of your recent exam marks
  3.  An application statement (1 page maximum) describing:
  • Why you wish to perform an internship within ACCIS. This should clearly describe your  specific areas of interest and how they align with our current research activities.
  • How the internship will benefit your own personal development and career aspirations  (e.g. it will provide valuable work experience / further your skill in research and analysis  /provide insight into potential research opportunities etc).

Application documentation as listed above should be submitted by email to: accis-administrators@bristol.ac.uk

Closing date for applications
The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 1st May 2015. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of May.

Other ACCIS internship opportunities

If you are interested in applying for an internship within ACCIS, we require the following information from you:

  1. A Curriculum Vitae (2 pages maximum)
  2. A letter of support from an academic supervisor/tutor within your current institute.
  3. An application statement (1 page maximum) describing:
    • Why you wish to perform an internship within ACCIS, clearly describing your specific areas of interest and how they align with our own current research activities.
    • How long you wish the internship to be (this must be a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 1 year).
    • How the internship will benefit your own personal development and career aspirations (e.g. it will add value to a current MSc project and/or it will enable an insight to potential PhD research opportunities).

Selection is highly competitive, so please only apply if you have a genuine interest in a specific area of ACCIS research and can demonstrate the necessary knowledge and skills to achieve valuable research outcomes during the course of your internship. Available funding for internships is limited so we can only offer a small number of such placements. Applicants able to provide full or partial funding from alternative sources are encouraged.

Application documentation as listed above should be submitted by email:
Email ACCIS

Other research opportunities

Ad hoc positions are often available for experimental and modelling research on aerospace composites in collaboration with companies including Airbus, Westland, GE Aviation, Vestas and Rolls-Royce. We are keen to hear from exceptional candidates with proposed research topics when specific projects are not listed on this webpage. All proposed projects should be sent to us by email with an accompanying CV.

Examples of previous projects and research positions are available.

Studentships may be available to suitably qualified UK and in some cases EU citizens. Bursaries may be considerably enhanced by industrial topups depending on the project, and candidates qualifications and experience. In all cases a good honours degree in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Materials, Mathematics or a related discipline is required. Post-Doctoral Research Assistantships are also available for candidates with relevant experience.

Information on postgraduate fees and funding.

Other vacancies

Opportunities across the University can be found on the central University of Bristol Vacancies page.