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Research Internships

Join Man Met researchers to work on real projects and gain experience of research practice.

We’re very excited to present this year’s collection of of Rise Research Internships. These provide the opportunity for current students to work alongside academics on real research projects. This can be invaluable for gaining research experience and developing transferable skills, and is also a great way to apply your current knowledge and experience in new contexts. From literature reviewing to communicating research findings, there are plenty of opportunities here to discover what working in research is like.

Internships are generally scheduled to take place from late May to early July, though there is flexibility around this and research hosts can discuss exact dates and times with you. They’re open to all undergraduate students but might particularly suit those of you with experience in your subject who want to push it further.

All Research Internships carry at least 300 Rise points. As always, we’ll offer support through a suite of self-study packs on applied research skills, and by providing mentorship from our team of current PhD scholars.

Grand Challenges

This year we have four Grand Challenges, which bring together academics and students from across faculties to solve some big real world issues and examine some exciting overarching themes. Click on the images below to find out more:

Top tips for applying

  • You can submit an expression of interest via the ‘Apply’ button on each listing page. You may apply to more than one internship, but you can only take part in one of them so you will be asked to choose if you are offered a place on more than one.
  • Your expression of interest should outline why you’re interested in the internship and what you would bring to the role. Some internships also require you to include specific information, so read through the descriptions thoroughly.
  • Make sure that you are available for the dates outlined in the listing. You will usually agree to exact dates and times with your research host, but you will need to ensure that you are available for the duration of the internship period.
  • In most cases the deadline for applying is 31st March, so please get your expression of interest before then! Research hosts will then review expressions of interest and should be in touch with successful applicants by the start of May.

If you are currently in your final year, you are free to engage with Rise research internships. However, please note that, as these occur after the final Rise assessment deadline (2nd May), you will not be able to claim Rise classificatory credit for taking part. You will still gain transcript recognition.

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Check out some selected Rise research internships here…

…and find our supporting self-study packs here.

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A critical introduction to research that explores the historical and contemporary topics around race and how we research it.
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Are you thinking of doing a PhD? This intensive will provide you with the information you need to get started, helping you to decide whether it’s the right choice for you.
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Refresh your skills around academic research before embarking on a research project.
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Develop critical and decolonial perspectives on digitisation, automation, technology and the new economies they create.
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An introduction to digital research methods, with an emphasis on content analysis as a method of analysing digital data.