Student Placement Scheme
The LMB Student Placement Scheme is aimed at undergraduate students who are considering a future in academic research and wish to gain hands-on experience of research and a true feel for what it is like to work in a lab. Each year, up to 12 internships are available for 8 to 13 weeks, usually between July and September. You will join one of the research groups at LMB and carry out original research, working alongside LMB scientists with full access to our world-class research facilities.
During your internship, you will usually be leading your own project, under the guidance of your mentor. You will plan and carry out experimental research, learn how to perform techniques and how to record and analyse data. You will acquire new knowledge through taking part in team discussions, attending seminars, reading research papers and presenting your results to your lab colleagues.
You will receive a competitive salary for the period of the internship.
These internships are open to undergraduates who are UK nationals or who have UK residence qualifications, to overseas students who are attending a British university for full time education with a valid student visa for the period of the internship, or to international students through the UKRI Temporary Worker Exchange Scheme. For details please see: https://www.gov.uk/government-authorised-exchange. For more details on the Youth Mobility Scheme see the UKBA website for further details.
The LMB, in association with the University of York’s GenerationResearch scheme aims to facilitate greater equity in access to technical and research opportunities for all students interested in a career in science. This exciting collaborative scheme provides a research internship in either a research lab or in one of the state-of-the art facilities at the LMB. For details and to apply see: https://www.york.ac.uk/biology/undergraduate/careers/summer-studentships/
Experience Postgrad Life Sciences
The LMB is also part of the Experience Postgrad Life Sciences summer internship programme. This is a pioneering programme within the University of Cambridge and its aim is to bring talented students to Cambridge, who might otherwise not consider postgraduate research in the Life Sciences. For information see: https://www.exppg.lifesci.cam.ac.uk/
Amgen Scholars Programme
The University of Cambridge Amgen Scholars Programme provides support for undergraduates from across the globe to participate in cutting-edge research opportunities. For further details, including eligibility requirements see: https://amgenscholars.bio.cam.ac.uk/.
The deadline for applications to the Amgen programme is 1st February each year. To apply go to: https://amgenscholars.bio.cam.ac.uk/.
If any of your queries are not answered above please contact us.
If you are a secondary school or sixth form student in Years 10-13, you may be interested in our Work Experience placements.