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.

  • 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 delivers tangible outcomes for Camille

    Camille Viaut | University of East Anglia

    Camille Viaut, studying for a PhD in microRNA-target interactions in skeletal muscle development in the School of Biological Sciences, was eager to develop her knowledge of how the publishing world...

  • Elizabeth helps inform science policy

    Elizabeth Duxbury | University of East Anglia

    Elizabeth Duxbury undertook a policy internship at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) as she was keen to gain hands-on experience of science policy, particularly regarding...

  • 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...

  • Science communication internship proves highly successful for Claire

    Claire Bushell | John Innes Centre

    Claire Bushell, a PhD student at the John Innes Centre studying development and evolution of leaf shape, was enthusiastic about science communication and engagement and was looking for an...