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Festival of Doctoral Research Intern Opportunities

The Doctoral College team with Catarina & Hien, 2018 Festival Interns
The Doctoral College team with Catarina & Hien, 2018 Festival Interns

Undertaking an internship can be a good opportunity to use and develop your skills in a new context, broaden your working experience and make new contacts - all great for your CV!

We are looking for four current (or recently graduated) doctoral researchers to work with us on the development and delivery of the 2019 Festival of Doctoral Research.  The (paid) internships will run from January to May 2019, on a part-time (~one day per week) basis.

In this role you will focus particularly on Festival content contributed by researchers via the Activities Fund Call, and running the ‘Bake your PhD’ competition. You will be assigned to a Faculty (or a grouping) to work closely with those disciplines, and there will also be scope to work collaboratively on a particular theme eg. wellbeing, equality & diversity.

For more detail click the job description link below.

Could this be you?  Apply via email to , with your CV and covering letter.  The closing date for applications is Friday 30 November.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Job description

I felt very lucky to get involved in the Festival of Doctoral Research 2018 as an intern. It gave me the chance to work with the Doctoral College team to organise a series of wonderful events such as ‘Bake your PhD,’ ‘Three Minute Thesis’ and the ‘Doctoral Research Showcase.’ I also learnt from other events funded by the Doctoral College through the Activities Fund, such as, ‘How to improve your doctoral experience,’ ‘How does your PhD make you feel,’ and ‘Emoji Thesis.’

Along with teaching, doing this internship was certainly a good experience and an unforgettable memory during my PhD at the University of Southampton. It gave me the chance to better understand what other doctoral researchers are experiencing during their PhD, as well as connect with other doctoral researchers, academics and support staff within the University. I got to connect and socialise with other doctoral researchers and see the other side of PhD life.

Thanks to this experience, I feel my teamwork, time management and leadership skills have improved, as well as getting to see how events are organised within the University.

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