Wellcome Trust

Grants 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.

What do the Grants team do?

The Grants team is responsible for the processing of grant applications and the administration of grants. As part of the application and award process, we collect a large amount of grant-related data, and we analyse and report on this data to inform future funding decisions.

What would I be doing in Grants?

During an internship here your main focus will be on analysing grants data and producing reports on funding trends. This will involve analysing data on budget expenditure, supplements and write backs, analysing data on the internal reallocation of applications between committees and analysing demographic data on our applicants and award holders.

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

You’ll need to have a good standard of written English and Mathematics, an interest in data analysis, intermediate Excel skills and be familiar with Powerpoint.  You will also need to be analytical with strong attention to detail and able to work on your own and manage your time with limited supervision.

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 - 2020-01-29T18:37:40Z 6:37pm, 29th Jan 2020 GMT