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What happens during a SHARE internship? 

You will receive an induction at the start of SHARE, which will introduce you to the college, the University, the programme, your current student mentor, and the other participants. 

A typical week during the programme would look like the following sample weekly timetable: 


At the end of the programme, you will give a short presentation to the other participants and staff involved in the SHARE programme. 

Professional and Personal Development for SHARE participants 

In a single week during a SHARE project placement, time will be ring-fenced for participants to join the doctoral training manager for a range of workshops, group and individual discussions, as well as a range of resources they can work on offline. 

Each week will have a specific half-day allocated to Personal and Professional Development and another half day allocated to Methods Training. 

The Personal and Professional Development sessions will generally look like this: 

  • Group catch up – half hour group chat around how the week has been  

  • Meet the Researcher and/or meet an alum – one hour slot with a current postgraduate at Cambridge and/or a postgraduate with an overview around their career e.g., now working in government or in an NGO 

  • Personal Development Training - workshop such as Imposter Syndrome or Being a Reflexive Researcher, usually around an hour and a half 

In addition, during the week there will be opportunities to visit departments and meet academics on a one-to-one basis (these are set up by the training manager based on discussions with participants and their particular research interests). 

All participants will be offered a half-hour with the training manager to discuss their future and potential prospects as a postgraduate. There will also be opportunities for participants to talk about their wellbeing and support during their time in Cambridge. 

Read more about the experiences of previous interns on the scheme: