University of Bath

Undergraduate research internships

As an undergraduate student you can apply for an IMI summer internship to gain research experience before applying for a PhD.

A student having a meeting with their academic supervisor.
Research interns meet regularly with their academic supervisor.

The Institute for Mathematial Innovation (IMI) runs an undergraduate research internship programme specifically aimed at undergraduate students considering a career in research.

Our internsip programme is a fantastic opportunity to you to:

  • gain valuable academic work experience within your field
  • get a feel for what it is like to work in a research environment
  • increase your overall employability

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

Programme details

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.

Some of our internship projects are typically 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.

As a research intern, you will be offered training on topics such as poster design, presentation skills, writing academic reports and academic career opportunities.


In previous years, students have receive a stipend of £200 per week for up to 10 weeks. Details of next year's internship stipend will be made available in the autumn.

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

How to apply

Applications for an IMI Undergraduate Research Internship in Summer 2020 will open in October/November 2019.

Academic staff and students: Please join our internship mailing list if you would like to be notified when applications open.

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