COMET vacancies

University of Leeds:

  • Paid Internship at the Institute for Geophysics and Tectonics

Apply for an opportunity to complete a paid internship with the Institute for Geophysics and Tectonics at the University of Leeds over summer 2021!

Projects are available on a number of topics covering earthquake seismology, tectonics, and geodynamics, and we would aim to tailor the project to suit the skills and interests of a successful candidate.

This opportunity would be ideal for students with a background in geology, geophysics or physics, heading into their final-year of an undergraduate degree, or Masters level students, particularly any thinking of doing PhD applications in the coming year, who might like to test out research.

There is currently one internship available for up to 8 weeks FTE (arrangements involving either shorter placements, or part-time working, are also possible to suit a candidate’s personal or academic requirements). Research Interns are classed as employees of the University of Leeds, and these positions come with a taxable salary of roughly £400/wk, supported through the Royal Society. Given the short duration of these positions, however, candidates must already be eligible to work in the UK and physically based in the UK for the duration of the internship.

Due to the continuing COVID-19 restrictions, it is anticipated that the internship would take place remotely so candidates should note that they will be responsible for ensuring they have access to a decent internet connection, and a secure working environment.

Potential candidates should contact Dr Tim Craig ( to discuss the available opportunities.

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