Paid Summer Research Internships for undergraduate students

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The NERC SENSE (Centre for Satellite Data in Environmental Sciences) Centre for Doctoral Training is currently advertising ten paid summer internships for undergraduate students with supervisory teams at the University of Edinburgh and University of Leeds.

These internships will allow talented individuals to explore how using satellite data and machine learning/AI techniques can monitor and attempt to tackle environmental problems.

These internships would be ideal for an undergraduate student heading into their final year of study who is considering a research career and wants to gain experience and mentoring to support this.

Applications are particularly encouraged from individuals studying UG degrees on strong quantitative degree programmes (e.g. Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Physics, etc.).

In additional successful completion of an internship with SENSE will guarantee an interview for a PhD studentship with SENSE for 2022.

The internships:  

·        – Are six weeks in length to be completed during the summer vacation period (including four day paid leave).

·        – Paid at UE03 (£345.38 per week).

·        – Will be completed by remote working (i.e. intern can be located anywhere in the UK).

– Will allow the intern to gain research experience and receive mentoring from the SENSE CDT team to support their future PhD applications.

Applications are welcome from students in any science discipline however you cannot apply for an internship in the department you are currently studying in.

Example projects include:

– Investigating the potential of Earth Observation data for Conservation Management with Dr Murray Collins, Prof Ruth King and Dr Stuart King (University of Edinburgh)

– Investigating changing surface melt patterns on Antarctic Peninsula with Dr Ben Davison and Dr Anna Hogg (University of Leeds)

– Mapping forest height in Ghana to support carbon-based conservation with Prof Ed Mitchard (University of Edinburgh)

– Understanding extreme weather caused by convective storms in south-east Asia with Dr Simon Peatman, Dr Julianne Schwendlike and Dr Cathryn Birth (University of Leeds)

Please see below for details of all the projects, eligibility and application details.

Informal enquires to

Closing date for applications 16th May 2021