EDI Internship Programme

The British Antarctic Survey (part of UK Research and Innovation – UKRI), is a world-leading centre for polar science and polar operations, addressing issues of global importance and helping society adapt to a changing world. Our aim is to embrace diversity in all its forms and provide staff with a sense of belonging no matter their characteristics, culture, experience, education or economic background.  We employ colleagues from across the globe, each contributing to our ethos of excellence.  

The 2021 EDI internship Programme is part of the Diversity in UK Polar Science initiative, celebrating existing diversity, and taking important steps to further promote and enhance opportunities within the Polar science community to under-represented groups, especially people from racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ community and people with a disability. The 2021 internship opportunities were available exclusively for those applicants who self-identify to the aforementioned communities. 

We are currently looking for funding options for further internships for financial year 2022-23. As one of our interns, you will find yourself immersed in an opportunity that will help you develop scientific knowledge as well as valued skills and key experiences which may include: data collection and analysis, project management, report writing and Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI).

All internships will be paid at pro rata rates from an annual starting salary of £20,129.

Visa sponsorship will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

We are currently looking for funding options for further internships. Projects will be advertised if they become available.

Project lead  Project team  Project title 


We value: Collaboration, Innovation, Integrity and Excellence and will expect you to demonstrate this working with us. Your work will matter and produce real outcomes.  You will be able to influence your experiences based upon your abilities and interest.   

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process and to perform essential job functions. Please contact us to request adjustments. 

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I’m ready to apply, what do I do next? 

Keep an eye out on BAS social media channels and our recruitment pages for new internship opportunities.

Step 1: An application form will go live if/when projects become available.

Step 2: Send in your CV and cover letter to Geraldine Hough at edi@bas.ac.uk, use “EDI Internship application” in the email subject line.

Please name your files:

  • CV_lastname_firstname
  • CoverLetter_lastname_firstname 

Closing date: TBC

Step 3: Once application are open, we will be in touch with you via email after the application deadline has passed.