This opportunity is only available for BBSRC or NERC DTP PhD students who complete a Professional Internship Programme (PIP) as part of their studies.
Wallingford, Oxfordshire or Egham, Surrey
This opportunity is only available for BBSRC or NERC DTP PhD students who complete a Professional Internship Programme (PIP) as part of their studies. Each Internship is approximately three months and we will be recruiting on an ongoing basis.
CABI is looking for a curious and enthusiastic individual with hands-on experience working with data during their PhD/DPhil, who is interested in addressing problems related to data governance, data management and learning more about the non-technical aspects of maximising value gained from data.
The intern would support a growing portfolio of data policy and practice projects related to our expertise outlined in the section above. As a Data Policy and Practice Intern you will be welcomed into a highly collaborative team where your questions and ideas will be embraced and valued. Specific tasks/activities relating to the role will depend on project needs at the time the intern joins the team. However, we will aim to co-create the internship experience with the intern as much as possible.
The internship is most suitable for a student who has worked with data and analytics during their PhD, has an interest in expanding their data experience across the data skills framework ( (link)), and who has as interest in international development, agriculture, the environment, and/or health.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
- Significant hands-on experience working with data (e.g., collecting, publishing, accessing, standardising, classifying, or visualising data)
- Significant desk research experience (e.g., critically evaluating existing literature and synthesising information)
- Interest in learning more on the non-technical aspects of gaining value from data, such as building communities of practice and incentive systems
- Interest working in data policy, data management, and international development
- Interest in change management
- Interest in approaches to solving complex problems and developing solutions, such as human centred design and systems thinking
- Awareness of FAIR data principles and scientific data standards
- Fluency in English
- Excellent written communication skills
- Willingness to embrace new approaches and technology
- Curious and creative
- Good interpersonal, communication, and administrative skills
- Self-motivated, able to work independently
- Flexibility when faced with change
- Accurate; attention to detail and quality
CABI are not able to provide any financial benefit, but contributions for travel to the place of work will be discussed as part of the application process.