Work experience opportunities

The British Antarctic Survey welcomes students who wish to gain hands-on experience of working in a scientific research environment while studying.

We run a number of placements schemes for students at various stages of their education:

  • Summer Placements (university undergraduates)
  • Work Experience Placements (under 18s)

Please note, we are currently reviewing our Work Experience process for 2021 due to COVID-19. We are not currently accepting applications. 

Summer placements are advertised below.

Summer Placements

NERC Funded Research Experience Placements –  REPs

Summer placements are available typically for students studying for their first degree who are seeking research/work experience, usually during the summer break. Projects will be advertised below when they become available.  The application process will be made clear within the advertisement, as this will differ depending on the NERC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) administering the scheme.

We welcome applications from those from underrepresented demographic and diversity-related groups in environmental sciences.

To be eligible for consideration you must meet all of the criteria listed below:

  • Be undertaking your first undergraduate degree studies (or integrated Masters).
  • Be applying for a placement in a different department to your undergraduate degree.
  • Be eligible for subsequent NERC PhD funding, i.e A UK citizen OR EU citizen with pre- or settled status under the EU settlement scheme, OR a non-EU citizen who has obtained the right to remain in the UK, OR an international/EU student already studying in the UK and currently under a Tier 4 or Student Route Visa with validity until at least October 2021.

Iapetus2 DTP

Closing date for applications: Friday 28th May 2021.

Probabilistic radiation belt forecasting

Supervisors: Dr John Ross and Dr Sarah Glauert

To apply, please go to the Iapetus2 website

 

 

ARIES DTP

Closing date for applications: Friday 4th June 2021.

Do certain wind regimes promote surface melt over George VI Ice shelf? 

Supervisor: Dr Amelie Kirchgaessner

Extremes of Antarctic sea ice in observations and climate models 

Supervisors: Dr Caroline Holmes, Dr Tom Bracegirdle, Prof. John Turner

Ocean forcing of Filchner Ronne Ice Shelf

Supervisor: Dr Peter Davis

Exploring surface snow ions in the Arctic

Supervisor: Dr Xin Yang

To apply and for more information on the ARIES projects, please go to the ARIES website.

 

 


Other Summer Placement Opportunities

UK Space Agency Funded Summer Internship

Probabilistic Radiation Belt Modelling

Supervisor: Dr Johnathan Ross

To apply, please go to the Catapult website.

Closing date for applications: 5pm, Monday 14th June 2021

 


For general enquiries, please contact the BAS Student Office

 

 


Work Experience Placements

Work experience is usually a short period of time during which student has an opportunity to gain an insight into the work of the Survey and to get an experience of a particular type of work. Work placements are often an integral part of a Year 10 study and last no more than 2 weeks.

Who can apply

Unpaid work experience opportunities are mainly only offered to students under the age of 16 studying at a local school in Cambridge and surrounding areas.

Selection process

Work experience placements commencing 2021 are currently under review due to COVID-19. We are not currently accepting applications.