The Alan Turing Institute Internship Programme 2017

London (GB)
17 Feb 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

The Alan Turing Institute Internship Programme 2017


We invite talented PhD students to apply for a place in The Alan Turing Institute Internship Programme 2017.

The Turing is running a 12-week Internship Programme for up to twenty students to work on one of nine projects (detailed below) in the summer of 2017, between 26 June and 15 September. Interns will be based at the Turing headquarters in the British Library, London, unless otherwise stated.
The Turing has cross-disciplinarity at its core; we bring researchers in mathematics and theoretical computer science, statistics and machine learning, algorithms for data analytics and distributed computing, computational social science and data ethics, and industry partners, to work together in an open and collaborative environment under a shared goal to generate world-class research in data science.

While in residence, interns will to contribute to defined research projects, share knowledge and be a part of a data science community with research excellence at its core. Interns will have regular interaction with their project supervisor during their 12 week stay and encouraged to take part in a range of Turing activities, including lectures, seminars and workshops.

The Alan Turing Institute Internships are full-time, paid positions.
Salary: £30,000 pro rata


1. Privacy-Preserving Hypothesis Testing
2. Remote Identification of System Failure in “Sensor Poor” Environments
3. Task Based Information Retrieval
4. Improving Renewable Energy Modelling & Forecasting
5. Exploiting Multi-modal Mobile Data Sources for Mental Health Monitoring
6. Distributed Acoustic Sensing for Oil/Water Flow Rates
7. The Extension of ESig Python Package for Mining Sequential Data
8. London Explained: Interactive Tools for Understanding Open Data
9. Does Beauty Pay Off Online? Returns to Subjective Attractiveness in Online Freelancing Labour Markets


Applicants must be currently studying for a PhD at a UK University.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK and be available for the entire duration of the programme.

Application procedure

Applications should be made by applying at:
You will be asked to complete the application form online and provide (in pdf format);

  • Your Curriculum Vitae including publications and previous degrees.
  • Two letters of reference, one of which should be from your current supervisor.

References must be received by the closing date in order to submit your application. You will be asked to provide contact details for two references. They must login and submit a pdf letter of recommendation before the closing date. It is therefore advised you request this from your references as soon as possible as incomplete applications will not be accepted.


We anticipate notifying successful applicants in late March.

Please note: interns will be required to obtain a Turing access pass, and thus to undergo the same security screening as everyone else engaged with the Institute.

Informal enquiries about the application process should be directed to: