13th July 2022

Are you a UK-based PhD student with a passion to advocate on antimicrobial resistance and planetary health? Do you want to hold politicians to account and push the fight against infectious disease back up the political agenda?

We’re inviting students undertaking a PhD in the UK to apply for our new Parliamentary Internship Programme, which offers a unique opportunity to work with Baroness Natalie Bennett and the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) to engage directly with the inner workings of government.

Beginning in September 2022, interns will have the opportunity to observe and, indirectly, contribute to the proceedings of the Lords. Working with Baroness Bennett and BSAC, they will help to identify and agree on areas of forthcoming business, providing research support, written briefings or summaries, preparation for committees and support to all aspects of the Lords.

Successful candidates will work 7 hours per week (0.2 FTE) alongside their academic studies – and will be paid via BSAC payroll at the rate of National Living Wage. Each placement will run for six months, with the potential to extend for a further six months, following a review.

This is an ideal opportunity for candidates looking to bring their academic studies to life by developing knowledge and skills, while gaining invaluable experiences and contacts.


You can find full details here: Download Application Pack.

Applications – and all enquiries – should be directed to Michael Corley, BSAC’s Head of Policy and Public Affairs via mcorley@bsac.org.uk.

The deadline is August 5th 2022.

Please note, all applicants must be a member of BSAC. Not a member yet? Not a problem. Membership is free and only takes a few minutes. See here for details.


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