Category: Internships, Volunteering & Work Experience Opportunities

Volunteer for the International Student Energy Summit 2019!

Calling all students passionate about energy!

Want to take part in the biggest youth energy conference in the world? Keen to meet like-minded people from over 100 countries? Is helping out and being friendly your jam?

Then join us as a volunteer in the 2019 International Student Energy Summit! We’re looking for friendly and passionate students to help out with a range of tasks between July 17th and 20th right here in South Kensington.

In return, you’ll get free lunch and plenty of coffee for all 3 days, lots of great networking opportunities and an invitation to our Summit closing party in the iconic Natural History Museum! Plus of course the chance to contribute to the largest student energy event in the world!

Interested? Fill out this handy Google form to express your interest. Any questions? Get in touch with Farin Lari on

Further info

Exploring Your Post Ph.D. Careers (Princeton alumni event hosted by ICBS) – 2 July 2019


Exploring Your Post Ph.D. Careers

2 July 2019

What can you do with your Ph.D. outside academia?

Our panellists share their experiences

We often talk about the skills one acquires as a scholar, researcher, teacher, thinker while completing a doctorate degree. However, there is a growing need for a more concrete understanding of the doctorate degree’s versatility and applicability in real life.

Please join our distinguished panellists with Princeton Ph.D.s who work in various sectors, to explore the prospects of what one can do beyond working in academia.

Mika Provata-Carlone *02, Ph.D. (Comparative Literature), Independent Scholar, Translator, Illustrator, Editor

Pedro Goldbaum *05, Ph.D. (Physics), Managing Director/Co-head G10 Non-linear rated trading at Citi

Yan Hue *93, Ph.D. (Electrical engineering), Co-founder, Managing Partner and CIO of Capula Investment Management

Christopher Marks *96, Ph.D. (WWS), Managing director, head of emerging markets, EMEA for Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG)

Elena Peregrina-Salvador *15, Ph.D. (Spanish and Portuguese), Lead corporate strategy manager, Digital at Hutchison

Cecilia Tilli *14 Ph.D. (Philosophy), Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning Researcher

This event is organized by Princeton Graduate School alumni, and generously hosted by Imperial College Business School.

When:  6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Where:  Imperial College Business School, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, UK

Registration:  Free event. Please register here for capacity purposes:

Summer Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:

  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Boston
  • Washington, DC.

Dates: All sections will be from 2019-06-24 to 2019-08-16.

Application Link:

Early Deadline: 2019-04-15.
Regular Deadline: 2019-04-22.
We are assessing and interviewing candidates who apply for the Early Deadline first and then based on remaining availability, will take candidates who applied for the Regular Deadline on a first-come first-serve basis.

Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York Times, LinkedIn, Amazon, Capital One, or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture Beat, The Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.

in2scienceUK seeking placement hosts

Calling all PhD students and researchers,

Want to make a difference and support a young person from disadvantaged backgrounds gain an insight into research? Sign up to support us here

in2scienceUK empowers students (year 12s) from low-income backgrounds to achieve their potential and progress to STEM research intensive degrees. We have over 2000 student sign up each year and we are looking for volunteers to get involved and host a student for 1 to 2 weeks during the summer.

How it works:

  • You’ll host a student whom we’ve selected and interviewed for you for one to two weeks at your place of work.
  • You’ll show them your work, introduce them to colleagues and speak to them about your career path.
  • Each student will receive a travel and lunch bursary and pre-placement skills day workshop

In addition:

  • This activity counts as evidence of public engagement.
  • Being enriched personally and professionally: starting to look at things from a fresh point of view, a different perspective and meet a different generation
  • You will have the invaluable opportunity to meet young people, share your experience and make a real difference

in2scienceUK is currently looking for more volunteers. Please consider hosting a student in your group and making a difference to students from low-income backgrounds. Sign up here.

Watch this video or read our latest impact report to learn more about the programme, or contact Elena Di Giorgi, our Volunteer Coordinator, at

You can also read this case study of one of our previous Imperial hosts, Tom Bultrey.

Student Trainer recruitment

Could you be a student trainer?

Gain experience of delivering workshops and develop your skills as a trainer by joining our team of Student Trainers for Imperial Plus, Student Activities or Imperial Award.

We are looking for enthusiastic students to deliver training workshops to students throughout 2018/19.

If you’re an excellent communicator, confident public speaker, organised and reliable then we want to hear from you!

Being a student trainer is a great way to gain new skills, and earn some extra cash during your time at Imperial.

More information

Imperial Hub Mentorship Opportunities

Imperial Hub provides opportunities for Imperial students to make a positive difference in their local and global communities. Our vision is of a time where every single Imperial student engages in social and environmental issues during their time here.

PhD students have skills and experiences that could be highly valuable to student-led projects. We are looking for project mentors to help with our Skills for Sustainability programme and to support international development societies. The time spent mentoring a student project is not only hugely enjoyable and rewarding but the teaching experience counts towards the Associate Fellowship and can give your CV an edge when competing for an academic position or becoming chartered.

Project mentors for Skills for Sustainability will supervise the environmental consulting element of the programme. Students receive training to help them deliver a solution to a real-life project brief tackling a sustainability issue in College. We’re looking for technical experts and management gurus to help ensure the consulting project is impactful. International development societies at Imperial include Engineers Without Borders, Raincatcher, El Salvador and e.quinox. These groups are growing year-on-year and are engaging with larger, more complex projects in developing countries. Many now require team members with more experience in technical fields as well as knowledge of other ‘backroom’ functions such as communications and

If you think you have the skills and experience to help mentor a student project, email Pippa Smith on More information is available on our website –

Researchers in Schools – new teacher training programme for post-doctoral researchers

Researchers in Schools (RIS) is launching a bespoke teacher training programme exclusively for post-doctoral researchers that will maximise their subject knowledge and considerable experience of higher education. It is designed to help researchers develop transferable and teaching skills while maintaining an academic profile, with the option to return to university research after two years. I would be grateful if you could make doctoral and post-doctoral researchers aware of this excellent opportunity through any channels available to you by forwarding on the attached poster.

While all post-doctoral researchers can apply to this well-remunerated scheme, we are especially pleased to be offering considerable salary uplift to maths, physics and engineering researchers which will see them paid £40,000 in their first year and rising thereafter. This acknowledges that across all sectors from engineering to tech companies, improving our pipeline of mathematicians, physicists and engineers is vital for future growth.  We also need to address the under-representation of girls and children from low-income backgrounds in these important areas.

RIS is led by two OFSTED-rated ‘outstanding’ teaching schools (Lampton School and George Abbot School) and The Brilliant Club, a charity that recruits, trains and places doctoral and post-doctoral researchers in non-selective state schools.

Further information, including information on how to apply, can be found at