Bristol Composites Institute is able to consider flexible working options to accommodate work-life balance and is committed to helping researchers become independent academics. We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

Bristol Composites Institute internships

We are happy to receive requests for short term internships from both University of Bristol students and those from other institutions.  Selection is highly competitive, so please only apply if you have a genuine interest in a specific area of Bristol Composites Institute research and can demonstrate the necessary knowledge and skills to achieve valuable research outcomes during the course of your internship. Funding for internships is limited so we regret that we can only offer a small number of such placements each year. Applicants with access to full or partial funding from alternative sources are encouraged.

Applicants should submit the following documentation by email to for consideration by our academic team:

  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).

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.

Studentships may be available to suitably qualified UK and in some cases EU citizens. Bursaries may be considerably enhanced by industrial top-ups 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. Visit the University of Bristol's postgraduate section for information on postgraduate fees and funding.

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