This post was originally published on the Royal Society of Biology’s blog on 9 January 2017.
Dr Celia Knight FRSB, plant science education and employability consultant, shares her thoughts on undergraduate opportunities.
What does a summer studentship mean to an undergraduate?
When considering whether to undertake a summer research studentship, placement, internship or work experience, undergraduates might wonder:
- Does applying for a research studentship mean you have to know you want to do a PhD?
- If you are an intern, should you expect to be paid?
- Do placements mean you do a year out or year abroad?
- Does work experience mean you don’t want an academic career?
Sometimes the answer to these questions is ‘yes’ – but it doesn’t have to be! Continue reading