Calling passionate researchers and STEM professionals! Engage in a meaningful opportunity by hosting students from low-income and disadvantaged backgrounds for one or two-week work experience placements during the Summer of 2024. In2STEM (Formerly In2science Summer Programme) is a fantastic opportunity for 16-19-year-olds (Year 12 or S5/S6) passionate about STEM. As a volunteer with the In2STEM programme, you play a crucial role in providing students with exciting in-person STEM experiences. Collaborate closely with our team to create engaging placements, enabling students to explore STEM beyond the classroom, develop essential skills, and enhance their future applications. Your involvement will make a lasting impact on our participants and the future of STEM.
Benefits of Getting Involved
Aside from the rewards of making a real difference for the young people you support, there are personal merits to be had by volunteering with In2scienceUK.
Get involved in public engagement
Hosting a student at your workplace provides evidence of public engagement and outreach. In2scienceUK can provide letters of support and endorsement for grant applications, departmental REFs, Athena SWAN applications, Annual Reports and Corporate Social Responsibility.
Develop your mentoring and coaching skills
Learn new skills and develop your communication, mentoring and coaching skills by working with young people to diversify your CV and develop career-enhancing skills.
Renew your own passion for your work
Many of our previous hosts tell us that by viewing their work from a different perspective, they are able to refresh their view and appreciate the importance and excitement of their profession.
Host students during your working day
Our programme enables you to give back to your local community during your regular working day. You may also get the chance to network with other colleagues who are also supporting students.
Hear from our hosts: Top tips for hosting a placement