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Current Opportunities

We are currently looking forward and thinking about ways of developing our collaboration opportunities with non-academic partners in the worlds of public and social policy, business, finance, third sector activity, and beyond.

The Cambridge ESRC DTC is very much committed to the idea of ‘real world research’ and we want our students to gain experience of working with outside partners, however briefly. But we also strongly believe that there can be mutual benefits in such collaboration.

If you are interested to join ‘Our Partners’ group or would like to obtain more information about the Doctoral Training Centre’s collaborative activities, please contact the Cambridge ESRC DTC at:


Current Opportunities for ESRC DTC Students

Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) of the United Nations System

Geneva, Switzerland

Applications to the internship programme are accepted on a year round rolling basis.

For further details please visit:


Cambridgeshire Community Foundation (CCF)



Two exciting internship opportunities are still available within CCF’s Donor Support Team!

Further information and details of how to apply are available here.

Closing dates:

  • Opportunity 2: (extended) 1 May 2017
  • Opportunity 3: 1 May 2017

Cabinet Office’s Open Innovation Team


This is a fantastic opportunity for DTC students to join the Cabinet Office’s Open Innovation Team on placement for a minimum of 3 months to help deliver projects on health, welfare reform, industrial strategy, digital transformation and various other priority areas.   

Further information and details on how to apply are available here.

Closing date: 17.00 on Thursday 11 May 2017


ESRC DTC Students please note:

  • If your internship application is successful, the ESRC DTC requires a formal record of your plans and your Supervisor's support.   Please complete a Discretionary Fund application form for collaboration available here and upload a statement of support from your Supervisor. Please be aware that this is a requirement even if you do not wish to apply to the Discretionary Fund for support with the direct costs of undertaking your internship. 
  • Internships must not commence within the first three months of your doctoral period and any activity taking place in the final year of your studentship must be completed at least three months before the end date of your award.
  • Support from the Discretionary Fund can only be offered for one placement (of up to 6 months) during the course of your studentship. 
  • You must apply for intermission for the duration of your internship. Your studentship will usually be extended to take the duration of your internship into account.  You can only receive one extension during the course of your studentship for undertaking an internship.