Widening Participation Research Summer Internships
The Widening Participation (WP) Research Summer Internships provide promising undergraduates from underrepresented groups with hands-on experience of research during the summer holidays, with the aim of encouraging you to consider a career in research.
You’ll gain professional experience through a funded internship, gaining knowledge and experience in your chosen subject. It will help support your application for postgraduate study and other research jobs.
During the internship, you’ll take part in sessions to improve your research skills and gain insights into postgraduate study and research at the University of Bristol. There are also social opportunities for you to get to know the other scholars, as well as staff and students at the University.
You'll be paid an hourly rate of £9.50 per hour.
Monday 5 July to Friday 13 August 2021 (9am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday).
COVID-19: The majority of the internships on offer will run remotely. Those that are face-to-face will only run if it is safe to do so and within government guidelines. We'll confirm with successful applicants once the deadline closes.
Supervisors and projects
|Biological Sciences||Dr Stephen Mongomery and Christopher Cammies||How do verterbrate brains differ?|
|Computer Science||Professor Awais Rashid||Cybersecurity TIPS-at-Scale.|
|Data Science with Bristol Composites Institute and Department of Aerospace Engineering||Dr Terence Macquart, Dr Mayank Patni and collaborator Dr Sergio Minera (National Composites Centre)||Design Space Exploration for Composites using Artificial Intelligience.|
|Data Science with Bristol Medical School - Population Health Sciences||Dr Duleeka Knipe||Using Google Trends data for health research during a pandemic. What are the challenges?|
|Data Science with Bristol Medical School - Population Health Sciences||Dr Duleeka Knipe|
|Data Science with the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies||Dr Filippo Dionigi||Text-as-data analysis of the variations in Islamist discourse.|
|Law||Dr Peter Dunne||Status and rights of LGBT families in England and Wales.|
|Marketing||Dr Eleonora Pantano||Towards greener fashion (luxury) brands.|
|Marketing||Dr Eleonora Pantano||Subscription to a better world: the phenomenon of subscription plans for physical goods.|
Supervisors and projects (continued)
|Dr Justin Williams||The 'Fifth Element' in Hip-hop Music.|
|Music||Dr Justin Williams||Stevie Wonder's Songs in the Key of Life (1976).|
|Palaeontology||Professor Mike Benton||Palaeontology Diversity Internship.|
|Policy Studies||Dr Eleanor Staples and Dr Jo Staines||Parenting in the context of criminal justice and care experience.|
|Sociology, Politics and International Studies||Dr Elspeth Van Veeren||Decolonising the curriculum: The Ideal SPAIS Project.|
|Sociology, Politics and International Studies||Dr Elspeth Van Veeren||Conspiracy Tracker 2021.|
|Sociology, Politics and International Studies||Dr Elspeth Van Veeren||The A-Z of Secrecy and Ignorance.|
|Sociology, Politics and International Studies||Dr Elspeth Van Veeren||Bringing the War Home.|
To apply for the WP Research Summer Internship you must:
- be registered on a relevant undergraduate course to your chosen internship, within the UK or Republic of Ireland;
- be in the middle year(s) of your degree.
Where an internship is oversubscribed, we will give priority to those who meet all or most of the following criteria:
- you are from an ethnic group that is under-represented at the University of Bristol (Asian Pakistani; Asian Bangladeshi; Black Caribbean; Black African; mixed backgrounds featuring one of these groups);
- your postcode is listed as a '1' or '2' in the POLAR4 column on the POLAR checking tool
- you are a mature student (aged 21 or over when you started your first undergraduate course);
- you are a care-leaver or an estranged student;
- you have a disability. Please note that the term disability is very wide; further details of what may be considered a disability are in the definition of disability;
- you are studying at the University of Bristol.
How to apply
Please complete the application form.
Applications close at midnight BST (GMT+1) on Monday 24 May 2021.