Wellcome Trust

Humanities and Social Science Internship 2020

Our summer internships for undergraduates are designed to inspire, encourage and support a new generation.

You'll work alongside our experienced staff in the area that most interests you, building on your existing skills and gaining new ones. We value your insights and ideas, and during your time with us you’ll have every opportunity to make a real contribution.

The Humanities and Social Science Internship

What do the Humanities and Social Science team do?

The Humanities and Social Science team identify and support key areas of research and research resources in the humanities and social sciences that improve and inform experiences of health.

 What would I be doing in Humanities and Social Science?

During an internship here your main focus will be working with the team to organise an event. This will involve leading on the organisation of the event and identifying and liaising with key stakeholders. You will also have the opportunity to get involved in other areas, based on your interest and schedules permitting. This could include researching inequalities in health and supporting the assessment of major international funding schemes.

 What skills/ experience do I need to work in this role?

Applicants will need to have an interest in the Humanities or Social Sciences.

What's on offer?

  • You'll work on real projects.

  • You’ll be part of a cohort of interns, and get to share your experiences together.

  • You’ll work on a project with fellow interns which will develop new skills and show you how the organisation operates to achieve its aims.

  • You’ll have a dedicated line manager who’ll support and mentor you, and oversee your work.

  • You’ll have lots of opportunities for development – including the chance to meet people from across Wellcome, hear from industry experts, attend career development workshops and participate in group volunteering days.

  • You'll gain insight into how a global charity works and leave your internship with some great connections and experience.

Dates and accommodation

  • The internships will run from 29 June to 21 August and you will need to be available for the full period.

  • Subsidised accommodation is available at the cost of £100 per week.


  • You must be partway through your undergraduate studies; we cannot consider candidates in their final year of an undergraduate degree or any Master's or PhD students.

  • You will need to have the right to work in the UK

How we receive your application

Please note your application will be anonymised and each question will be read in isolation to avoid bias. For this reason, please ensure each answer you give makes sense in isolation. For example, please avoid referring back to answers to previous questions.

If you are applying for multiple roles we are happy for you to copy and paste some of the content in your answers to question 1 and 4 across applications

If you have access requirements that mean making this application will be difficult please let me know, we would be happy to consider alternative methods.

Role posted - 2020-01-29T18:50:07Z 6:50pm, 29th Jan 2020 GMT