There is no prior experience, academic grade or coding requirement for this programme. Our internships for summer 2024 are open to all Black people who are:
- Current students at a UK university at any level (undergraduate, post grad diploma, Master’s, PhD or returning student)
- Recently graduated from a UK university (2022 and 2023)
- International students currently registered at a UK university
- Of any academic background, but is ideally suited to individuals with a degree in maths, engineering or computer / data sciences, and medicine and bioinformatics-allied subjects.
All applicants must have the Right to Work in the UK. Visas cannot be provided to any candidate on the programme.
Whilst we are delighted our alumni often want to return to this internship, we are only offering this opportunity to those who are new to the programme and health data research, to maximise the benefit they receive from the wider training programme. To find out about upcoming HDR UK Training opportunities, please sign up to our newsletter here.
Application and internship dates
Applications for the 2024 programme are now open.
Applications open: Friday 10 November 2023 – Sunday 7 January 2024
Webinar to find out more about the programme: Thursday 26 October 2023
Application sifting will conclude: Friday 19 January 2024
Interviews with host organisations: Monday 5 February – Friday 22 March 2024
The internship will be for 8-weeks on the following dates:
Internships: Monday 1 July – Friday 23 August 2024
Minimum working week: 35-40 hours (full-time), 20 hours (part-time)
Opening ceremony: Thursday 20 June 2024
Closing ceremony: Thursday 29 August 2024
There are two stages of application to us and both need to be completed within the deadline for your application to be eligible for the programme.
Stage 1) Through our Applied portal, where you will be asked about the following:
- Your eligibility to work in the UK
- An up-to-date CV
- Three personal-statement style questions on your experiences, skills and motivation
Please ensure that your details (phone, email, course name, course dates and university) are up-to-date.
Stage 2) After your application has been successfully screened, we will invite you to provide the following on Microsoft Forms:
- Your contact details (name, email address, phone number)
- Preferred internship location in the UK
- Part-time or full-time internship preferences
- Any reasonable adjustments you may require for interview
- If you are open to internships that are longer than 8 weeks
- Your subject area and skills
We will also invite you to complete the PAYE starter checklist.
Applying via 10,000 Black Interns
We are proud to be collaborating with 10,000 Black Interns on our programme.
Any candidates applying for an internship with us via the 10,000 Black Interns Pinpoint recruitment system will be directed to complete our Applied application process.
After the interview window has concluded, we will be in contact with unsuccessful candidates to let them know that they did not secure an internship with us for 2024. Those who pass the sifting process and do not reach interview will receive feedback on their personal statement-style answers. All candidates who complete an interview within our scheme can receive feedback, regardless of outcome.
We don’t expect you to have developed all these skills just yet or have previous experience, but some of the skills you should have include:
- Sound quantitative skills and the ability to conduct analysis using data.
- Competent pattern recognition and predictive modelling skills.
- Passion for solving health data problems, no matter how big or small; and are strongly motivated to get things done.
- Appreciation for our mission as the UK’s national institute for health data science to unite the UK’s health data to enable discoveries that improve people’s lives, and balance this with a collaborative mindset to prioritise your work.
- Confidence in your verbal communication and presentation skills.
- An interest and willingness to learn and develop new skills within data.
We will look for these primarily in the answers you give to the personal statement-style questions in your application to us.