Job Opportunities 

Research Internships 2018 

We are pleased to invite applications for the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care North West Coast (CLAHRC NWC) Research Internships 2018.

The internships are designed to support individuals within our partner organisations to undertake a small research project under the supervision of experienced researchers from either the University of Central Lancashire, Lancaster University or the University of Liverpool. 

All research projects must align with an existing CLAHRC NWC project and focus on addressing health inequalities. 

In this round, we invite applications for small research projects based on:


  • An existing CLAHRC NWC project
  • A Systematic Review (including user-friendly versions) relevant to an existing CLAHRC NWC project
  • Writing up an existing CLAHRC NWC project for publication

Further information on existing CLAHRC NWC projects within each theme can be found here:

The internships are open to individuals within our partner organisations who have an interest in research and wish to learn or develop skills and expertise in research. Individuals with research skills at all levels will be considered.  A list of our current partners can be found here:

Interns will be expected to dedicate one day a week to their research project for a period of up to one year.  Salary back-fill (a single payment of £6000) will be provided to the intern’s employing organisation to assist with time release.  During this time, interns will receive supervisory support at the appropriate University and formal training sessions at the University of Central Lancashire, covering the steps required to undertake research.  Interns will also have the benefit of working alongside other interns throughout the programme. 

A £500 budget for research costs incurred during the internship is also available. 

Applicants for the internship programme do not require any formal research training.  However, they will require a strong interest in research, commitment to the programme (including presentation of their work at the end of the year), full managerial support, ability to attend the appropriate University for supervisory meetings and a willingness to attend the University of Central Lancashire for training sessions.

To request an application form or find out more, please contact 

Applications should be received by Monday 22nd January 2018.