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.

  • Eleanor considers her future career after internship with KWS

    Eleanor Fearnley | John Innes Centre

    Eleanor Fearnley wanted to see if plant breeding could be something she wished to pursue after her PhD and so used her internship to explore this. Ellie spent her 12 week internship at KWS Ltd UK,...

  • Rebecca develops her skill set with Internship at Antibiotic Action

    Rebecca Lo | University of East Anglia

    Rebecca Lo, a student at the University of East Anglia, spent her internship with Antibiotic Action (http://antibiotic-action.com/ ), the public awareness arm of the British Society for...

  • 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...