UCL Department of Physics and Astronomy


Physics Work Experience

Please note that the details of our 2020/21 Work Experience opportunities will appear on this page later in the year.  The below is given for information on the type of placements we offer and shows those for 2019/20– none are available to book for 2020/21 yet.  Please revisit the page at a later date to see if updated information is available. 

For further information, please see UCL's Internships, Work Experience and Volunteering policy.

The Physics and Astronomy Departmental Work Experience for 17 Year Olds (AS level - Year 12)

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The Department of Physics and Astronomy will be hosting the in2science Work Experience programme during Summer 2020.

The 20 places are available to 17 year old (AS/Year 12) students only, with the work experience taking place during July 2020 for a duration of two weeks.

This will be a valuable opportunity for you to gain insight into the Department of Physics and Astronomy and UCL as a whole.

In order to be considered, please apply directly through the in2science website.

Please ensure that you apply as soon as possible. Applications are now being accepted. Full details of the process and application timeline can be found on the in2science web pages.

Volunteering & Internships - Current Undergraduate Students

  • Undergraduate Volunteering. Undergraduate students who are interested in volunteering in the Department should look at the various research groups and email the Group Administrator for that Group with your CV & a cover letter. Your cover letter should be targeted at your chosen research group (& explaining your educational background & experience) – the more you can target your application at a particular researcher and/or area of research, the better. Priority is given to UCL students. Volunteering placements are unpaid.
  • Undergraduate Internships. Any available internships will be advertised by the individual research groups and/or researchers offering them and they should be contacted directly by applicants. All interns must be treated as workers, put on an HR contract and paid the London Living Wage & they are therefore subject to UCL Right To Work checks.

Please follow the link for information on the different research groups in the Department.

External Schemes

  • Nuffield Bursary Scheme. The Department also supports students who apply through the Nuffield Bursary Scheme for STEM students. Emma Newall is Regional Coordinator for London and Hampshire and Julie Cattermole is Regional Coordinator for Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire for this scheme.

Widening Participation Opportunities at UCL