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.

  • Martin has a fantastic internship experience with the SAW Trust

    Martin Schafer | John Innes Centre

    Martin Schafer hoped to gain an insight into outreach activities and experience working with children in schools so he used his 12 week PIPS placement with the Science, Art and Writing (SAW) Trust...

  • Mabon Elis teams up with Sense About Science for a successful internship

    Mabon Elis | John Innes Centre

    When Mabon Elis was planning his internship, he knew that he wanted to gain experience within the charity sector alongside improving his communication skills. When he found a placement with Sense...

  • Internship with leading chemical company proves to be a great opportunity for Jan

    Jan Bettgenhaeuser | The Sainsbury Laboratory

    Jan Bettgenhaeuser wanted to experience working in industry and to get the opportunity to understand the workings of a commercial lab. His PIPS placement provided the ideal chance to do this. Jan,...

  • Ricardo takes his PIPS experience to Mexico

    Ricardo Ramírez-González | The Earlham Institute (EI)

    Ricardo Ramírez-González, a student at The Earlham Institute (EI), spent his internship in the Human Systems Biology Laboratory (HSBL) lead by Prof Osbaldo Resendis-Antonio at the Instituto...

  • Internship with Naked Scientists offers Danielle an array of new experiences

    Danielle Blackwell | University of East Anglia

    For Danielle Blackwell, a PhD student in the School of Biological Sciences, an opportunity to undertake her PIPS internship with the Naked Scientists in Cambridge was the perfect chance to develop...

  • Edward excels at the Norfolk Record Office

    Edward Hems | John Innes Centre

    Edward Hems, a student at the John Innes Centre studying algal natural product toxins for his PhD research, decided to take himself out of his comfort zone as much as possible for his PIPS...