Institute for Mathematical Innovation

Undergraduate Research Internships Summer 2019


Are you considering a research career?

University of Bath undergraduate students

Embarking on a PhD is a big decision, and you may be unsure if it’s the right thing for you.

Doing an undergraduate research internship could help you decide whether you would like to pursue a career in research.  

Work closely with an academic supervisor

You can either assist a faculty member at the University of Bath with their ongoing research or work collaboratively on an internship project of mutual interest. 

A research internship is a fantastic opportunity for you to:

  • Gain valuable research and work experience
  • Get a feel for what a career in academia has to offer
  • Enhance your employability


Programme details

In the summer of 2019, IMI is offering around 20 competitive internships for a period of up to 10 weeks. Students from all disciplines can apply to do an IMI Undergraduate Research Internship, but your internship project should include a significant component of mathematics or statistics.

A number of our internship projects are specifically earmarked for projects which fall within the areas:

  • Statistical applied mathematics
  • Humanities and social sciences 
  • Mathematical biology

We encourage applications from female students and from undergraduates wanting to work on interdisciplinary internship projects.

All interns are offered training sessions on topics such as poster design, presentation skills, writing academic reports and academic career opportunities.

Award: You will receive a stipend of £200 per week for up to 10 weeks.

>> Read a student's experience of doing an IMI research internship


Information meeting for students and academic staff

Undergraduate students and academic staff are invited to our information and networking event on

Wednesday 14 November 2018, Chancellors’ Building, Room 2.6, 1.15 - 2.45pm 


  • Students and supervisors will share their experience of taking part in the programme
  • We will present a number of next years' internship projects and seek to pair students with supervisors.

All welcome! We look forward to seeing you.

Please send us this pre-filled email if you intend to come (for catering purposes).


>> Next steps for students

The first step is to find a supervisor to work with. You can either talk to your tutor for guidance, or approach faculty members directly to discuss internship opportunities.

If you would like to do an internship within a specific topic, then please contact an academic staff member working within this area. IMI's internship programme is a university-wide scheme, and your supervisor doesn't need to work in the same department as the one you are studying at.

We encourage you to try and find a supervisor as soon as possible. Academic staff take part in IMI’s internship programme on a voluntary basis, and you may need to approach several faculty members before finding a supervisor to work with.

See examples of the 2018 research internship projects offered to undergraduate students.


>> Next steps for academic staff

Please complete our RESEARCH INTERNSHIP FORM, if you have a specific project which you are interested in supervising next summer.

We will list your project on the IMI website once you return the form to us, and advertise your project to students interested in doing a research internship. 

Alternatively, you can promote IMI's internship scheme in your lectures and encourage students to come forward with their internship project ideas.

>> See examples of the 2018 internship projects


Apply now for a research internship 

Just fill in the APPLICATION FORM and email it to

The application deadline is Monday 11 February 2019.



  • Please read the APPLICATION GUIDELINES before you apply
  • The application must be submitted by the academic supervisor and not the student



IMI runs this scheme in collaboration with the Institute for Policy Research and SAMBa.