Turing Internship Network
Launched in July 2020, the Turing Internship Network is a national engagement scheme between our business partners and doctoral students across the UK who are studying any topic with a data science and/or AI focus. The Turing's role is to facilitate and convene, pairing internship projects put forward by industry with talented doctoral students. The business partners host, supervise, and provide a salary for the successful interns.
The Turing Internship Network provides a fantastic opportunity for doctoral students to rapidly develop their academic skills in a real-world business setting. The scheme is currently dedicated to doctoral students who hold the right to work in the UK and whose doctoral studies involve a heavy component in data science, AI, mathematics and/or statistics.
We are currently closed for applications. For more information about the scheme generally, please see the FAQs.
What is the rationale behind the scheme?
Due to an increasing interest for students in acquiring industry experience and business awareness, and for the business sector to address challenges using data science, we are motivated to ensure everyone benefits from the Institute’s unique position in linking businesses with academics. We are therefore extending our training leadership goal to support opportunities that tackle real-world challenges.
Who provides the internship roles?
By default, internships are provided and hosted by the Turing business partner who require data-driven academic expertise for their business challenges. In exceptional cases, industry-academic collaborations might be established, and these may involve Turing researchers. Such information will be provided in the role specifications.
Who are these internships aimed at?
The scheme is currently aimed at doctoral students based in a UK university and who hold the right to work in the UK. Some roles will also require that you are British citizen. Additionally, you should have already finished your first year of project work (that excludes any taught time, such as a MRes year).
Who is not eligible to apply for the TIN internships?
Unfortunately, the current scheme cannot accommodate:
- Undergraduate or Masters students
- Students who are not currently registered with a UK university
- Students who are in their first year of PhD work
- Students whose PhD projects or experience to date does not include a heavy component on quantitative and/ or analytical work
- Students who require visas for their right to work
What do I need to do prior to beginning my application?
You should discuss the possibility of carrying out an internship with your supervisor(s) and/or host university department. Undertaking an internship will involve pausing your studies for the entire duration of the internship.
What does the application process involve?
You will need to provide personal details, information about the PhD programme you are enrolled in, details about your employment and education to date, as well as answer some questions that demonstrate your suitability and motivation for undertaking the internship project you choose. No CV or cover letter are required.
If I am successful with my application, will I hold any formal relationship with The Turing Institute?
The Turing will not be directly involved with you and will hold no formal relationship, such as a contract or a direct affiliation for carrying out the internship. However, we will provide support with your application, we will ask you for testimonials at the end of the internship and we will invite you to select Turing Internship Network events.
Where can I submit any remaining enquiries?
If you still have any enquiries, please email [email protected]
If my organisation is interested in providing internships, how can I find out more information?
Please email [email protected] if you would like to find out more.
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If you would like to find out more about the previous in-house internship programme, please see testimonials and more here.