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IPR internships

Apply now for an internship with the Institute for Policy Research (IPR).

What is an IPR internship?

Find out about IPR internship scheme


An internship with the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) enables you to develop your professional skills in academic research.

As an IPR intern you will have the unique opportunity to work with IPR colleagues and support a research project or projects, and develop your communication and research writing skills, as well as develop your skillset in quantitative and qualitative analysis.

"I have developed my skills in secondary data analysis, interviewing, editing and drafting reports. I have enjoyed the flexibility of the work and the interactions with the team and external stakeholders online." Catrin Owen, BSc Economics. Read more about Catrin Owen's experience as an IPR intern.

"I benefitted a great deal from my summer internship with the IPR. During our collaboration, Dr Charles Larkin and Dr Shaen Corbet provided comprehensive guidance on how to apply the knowledge I had accumulated from my degree to research on a relevant market. At all times, I felt that my input was valued, which was particularly encouraging. Thanks to the IPR, I see a career in this sector, and am excited for the future." Jac McCluskey, BSc Economics

Who can apply?

Find out who can apply to our internship scheme


Our internship scheme is for undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Bath. You must be a self-starter with good communication skills and have an interest in applied economics and policy questions.

A background in economics and quantitative analysis is preferred, but we welcome applications from all backgrounds and disciplines with a policy interest.


Further information

Learn more about our internship scheme


  • Our internship scheme is unpaid, however it provides excellent work experience in the field of public policy research.
  • Internships usually take place over the summer months, however we accept rolling applications – for term time or University holidays – so long as it does not impact studies.
  • Hours vary, and can range from 10-25 hours per week, depending on the research.

How to apply

Learn how to apply


To apply for an IPR internship, simply e-mail ipr@bath.ac.uk with a copy of your CV and a short personal statement (500 words), outlining why you want to be an IPR intern.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our internship scheme, feel free to contact us.