Inspire a Young Person into STEM
We are looking for amazing researchers and STEM professionals who can share their insights and expertise with disadvantaged students by by hosting them for one or two week work experience placements in the summer.
Summer 2022 saw the return of exciting, in-person work experience placements after two years of an online format in response to Covid-19. In-person placements will continue for 2023.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Meet our Hosts
Thanks to the programme, I had the opportunity to enthuse someone about developing a scientific career in the UK. All my colleagues now want to be part of the In2science programme! We had fun and we really enjoyed being challenged and questioned. We simply loved watching our mentee grow in confidence!”Nathalie
Institute of Zoology
We are an impact led organisation passionate about supporting young people to achieve their potential and pursue a STEM career.
Evaluations show that after the programme students are more likely to:
Feel that anyone can become a scientist or engineer
Know a wide range of STEM careers and pathways
Feel confident to write a high-quality personal statement
Help a young person realise their potential in STEM
Apply to become a host today. The deadline for all applications has been extended to Sunday 16th April 2023.