Institute for Mathematical Innovation

Undergraduate Research Internships Summer 2018


University of Bath undergraduate students

Are you considering doing a PhD?

Applying for a PhD can seem daunting, and you may be unsure if it’s the right thing for you. That’s why IMI runs a research internship programme which has been specifically designed for undergraduates.

As a research intern, you will either assist a faculty member at the University of Bath with an ongoing research project, or you can work collaboratively on an internship project of mutual interest.

Open to students from all disciplines

Students from all disciplines can apply for or an IMI Undergraduate Research Internship, but your internship project should include a significant component of mathematics or statistics.


Available for up to 10 weeks, the internships programme is a fantastic opportunity for you to:

  • Gain valuable research and work experience in a topic of your choice
  • Apply knowledge from your undergraduate studies to progress real-world research
  • Get a feel for what a career in academia has to offer
  • Learn new skills and enhance your employability


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

In the summer of 2018, we are offering around 15 internships to students who are supervised by an academic staff member at the University of Bath. A number of these are specifically earmarked for Mathematical Biology projects and have been funded by the BBSRC STARS programme. Also, up to three of the internships are earmarked for Statistical Applied Mathematics projects and will be funded by SAMBa.

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

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



>> Next steps for students

Before applying for an internship, you need to find a supervisor to work with. You can either talk to your personal tutor for guidance, or approach faculty members directly to discuss internship opportunities. We have also got a list of 2018 Internship Projects which you may be interested in.

If you would like to do an internship within a specific topic, then please contact an academic staff member at the University of Bath working within this area. As IMI's internship programme is a university-wide scheme, 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. It’s voluntary for academic staff to take part in the internship programme and you may need to approach several faculty members before finding a supervisor.

Unsure of which academic to work with? We can help advise you - simply get in touch by email: or phone 01225 383404.


>> Next steps for academic staff

If you would like to work with a research intern next summer, the first step is to find a student to work with. You can either promote the scheme in your lectures, or the IMI can help you find a student.

Please email us the title and brief summary of any research internship project idea you have. We will then list your project on this webpage, so interested students can get in touch with you directly.

>> View list of 2018 Internship Projects


How to apply 

Applications for the 2018 Undergraduate Research Internships Programme has now closed. 

Please email us if you would like us to let you know when applications open for next year's internship programme.



IMI runs this scheme in collaboration with SAMBa and the BBSRC STARS scheme.