Student Stories

As part of the programme students undertake a 12 week professional internship (PIPS) in an area unrelated to their PhD. iCASE students are also required to spend at least 12 weeks with their industrial CASE partner. The following case studies are an example of the experiences that our students have had whilst on their placement.

  • RCUK Internship at the National Assembly for Wales provides Rachel with an excellent PIPS experience

    Rachel Prior | John Innes Centre

    Rachel Prior spent her internship with the Research Service at the National Assembly for Wales where she hoped to gain experience in a policy environment, as well as experiencing non-academic and...

  • Corinne’s internship helps clarify her future career choices

    Corinne Arnold | John Innes Centre

    Corinne Arnold, a student at the John Innes Centre, undertook her internship from January to April 2016 with LRC Ltd (Limestone Research and Consultancy). Corinne wanted to gain experience in...

  • Anastasia experiences a different research environment with Unilever

    Anastasia Orme | John Innes Centre

    Anastasia Orme, a PhD student at the John Innes Centre, undertook her PIPS internship at Unilever from June to August 2015, where she hoped to gain an experience of working in industry and learn...

  • Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital provides Seema with new insight

    Seema Ali | University of East Anglia

    Seema Ali, a student at the University of East Anglia, undertook her placement at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) from September to December 2015, working on quality management...

  • Zigmunds gains an insight into collaborative research in Belgium

    Zigmunds Orlovskis | John Innes Centre

    Zigmunds Orlovskis, a PhD student at the John Innes Centre, wanted to gain research experience in an agricultural biotech company with an international reputation and make contacts with...

  • Robert experiences the banking industry for his PIPS placement

    Robert Letswaart | John Innes Centre

    Robert Letswaart hoped to gain an understanding of the financial services industry and work experience in the banking sector, so arranged an internship at Santander to do this. Robert hoped to...