Clinical Academic Training 

Internship scheme for non-medical clinicians - Post-Masters level (2016)

NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber are supporting short-term research placement for non-medical clinicians across the region. 

This scheme is funded by Health Education England, working across the Yorkshire and Humber region. This scheme has been designed to offer an introduction to AfC band 5 and 6 professionals who are interested in a clinical academic career, and provides a ‘next step’ after completing a Master’s degree to help build a portfolio of research experience.

What does the placement offer?

  • Funding for protected time away from the workplace to gain research experience
  • The opportunity for candidates to negotiate their own placements
  • Funding for dissemination linked to the placement
  • Mentorship and career planning

Closing date for applications was 21st March 2016

Please click here to view the application pack


Health Education Northern Region Clinical Academic Training Programme JUNE 2015

We are pleased to invite applications for the Health Education Northern Region Clinical Academic Training Internship Programme. The highly prestigious internships are funded by Health Education England as the first step onto a clinical academic career pathway and are open to registered Health Professionals in the northern region with no prior formal training in research or a research qualification such as a Masters in Research.

How will an internship support my clinical research development? The internship is designed to provide a dedicated period of time during which you will be able to: 

  • develop your skills and expertise in aspects of clinical academic research
  • enhance your ability to apply your new skills and become a research champion within your Trust
  • position you to make an informed decision about progressing your clinical academic career
  • enhance your ability to apply successfully for further formal research training

What is involved? Over a period of 35 days you will

  • Work with a research supervisor to follow a personalised programme aimed at increasing your research skills and expertise
  • Participate, along with the other interns, in a 5 day educational programme aimed at increasing your knowledge and understanding of research, the wider NHS research community and personal development and career progression
  • Be supervised and mentored by an experienced research supervisor.

The internships will commence in January 2015 and must be completed by June 2015.

Applications must have clear potential for benefiting patients and the public and can involve: patients; samples or data from patients; members of the public/carers; health technology assessment; health services research; and research into clinical education and training. We would encourage applications where the research would focus on one of HEE’s Mandate requirements, or into education and training.

Is funding available?

A single payment of £7500 will be offered to the Intern’s employing organisation to facilitate release from their duties and cover travel and other reasonable expenses. A fee of £1,000 will be paid to the organisation hosting the internship to cover the costs of supervision and mentorship.


What do I need to do?
Application packs are available from Leanne.gregory@researchnorthwest.nhs.uk. They require the input of your proposed supervisor and your line manager so we advise you not to leave it until the last moment to request a pack.

How do I find out more? 
When you have read the pack if you have further questions please contact Dr Lynne Goodacre: lynne.goodacre@researchnorthwest.nhs.uk


What is the deadline? The closing date for applications: Wednesday 19th November


Research internships for nurses and allied health professionals across Yorkshire and the Humber


For further information regarding the research internships please click here to view our flyer.


Also please see below the Internship pack for applicants:

If you have any further queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact: