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School of the Humanities and Social Sciences


SHARE research experience programme with the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Cambridge

Applications are now CLOSED.

The School of the Humanities and Social Sciences, together with the sponsors of this scheme, are committed to widening participation in postgraduate studies at the University of Cambridge. The University will be using positive action under the Equality Act 2010, where appropriate, to tackle the underrepresentation of and overcome the disadvantage experienced by certain groups. See our eligibility criteria for more details.

SHARE is a six-week, paid, summer research experience programme which aims to enhance diversity and inclusiveness within the social sciences at Cambridge, and in UK academia more broadly through improved access to research experience. 

SHARE is open to UK and Republic of Ireland residents who are studying at a UK or Republic of Ireland university for their undergraduate degree and are not in their first year or final year of study, and who have the potential to become the future of research in the humanities and social sciences. This does not include international students on Tier 4/Student visas or EU citizens with pre-settled status.

We are offering paid 6-week research experience internships from 3 July to 11 August 2023, which will aim to provide you with a real day-to-day experience of postgraduate research. During the six-week programme, you will

  • undertake a research project
  • attend training skills sessions
  • receive information on postgraduate study
  • meet and work with our researchers, academic staff and postgraduate students

During the research experience internship, you will live in college accommodation and social activities will introduce you to our community.

SHARE is designed to offer everyone who takes part tangible benefits in terms of confidence, skills and experience that will enhance both their CV and any future postgraduate applications.

SHARE aims to increase the diversity of postgraduate students, by raising research awareness levels and experience to underrepresented groups of students, whose socioeconomic background or other life circumstances may have made it more difficult for them to reach their full educational potential, or to consider postgraduate study and research.

Read about last year's experiences from some of our 2022 summer interns.

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