Hosting a PhD Intern on Campus

The Employ.ed for PhDs internship programme offers your School/department the opportunity to access high-level research and analytical skills from independent and motivated PhD students.

Guidance for hosting your PhD intern on campus

These paid, part-time opportunities can be advertised all year round and are designed to fit round the students’ research commitments.  Following our guidance on the pages (below) will help you get the most out of your internship.

Employ.ed for PhD

Developing your project brief - what makes a good PhD internship?

Key considerations and questions to ask in the initial stages of planning for a PhD internship 

Recruiting a PhD intern - best practice

An overview of the recruitment process and how we can support you with this.

Managing your intern

This guide covers the induction, review stages and the final tasks of a PhD internship.


CIPD guide to Internships that work: The CIPD guide to Internships that Work is an excellent resource that provides detailed recommendations on best practice for internships. We recommend looking at this before planning your internship.

Good Practice Guide: The Good Practice Guide, is an overview of good practice that we would hope all employers who recruit students/graduates will work towards.

Guide to Internships: This Guide provides insights into planning your internship and managing an intern remotely. It also summarises key points from frequently asked questions.

Recruitment Guide for Hiring Students: This guide offers advice to University staff on recruiting students and includes links to HR resources and details of internship schemes.

Common Best Practice Code for High Quality Internships: Best Practice guide for internships from Gateways to the Professions Collaborative Forum.