Open Placements

The King’s Summer Internship Programmes provide students with the opportunity to gain real research experience with an academic at the University.

Each project has been designed to provide insight into the research environment and can make a significant contribution to your transferable skills and employability. By undertaking a research project you can:

  • Develop or boost your research skills
  • make a significant contribution to your personal and professional development
  • Increase awareness of research either in your academic field or in a new area together with associated techniques
  • Gain valuable employment skills, experience for your CV and personal development
  • Learn more about what academic careers are like while gaining skills that are useful for any career path

Please note that you will need to be logged in to view the project documents. You do not need to be studying in the Fellow's subject area in order to apply for a project.


Principal Supervisor


Fellow's subject area


Zoe Adams


Playbour: Mapping the Conceptual and Regulatory Challenges

Zoe Adams


Collective voice in the Platform-Economy: Mapping the Problems, and Developing Solutions 

Ronojoy Adhikari

Applied Maths

Bayesian machine learning and forecasting of epidemics based on compartment models: the PyRoss project

Mirjana Bozic


Listening practice for learners of English: towards an intelligent tutoring system

Stephen Cherry


Forgiveness Theory and Forgiveness Stories

Francesco Colucci

Life Sciences

Mothers’ Immunity, Bugs and Babies

Sophia Cooke


Feeding ecology of the Vegetarian Finch in Galapagos

Sophia Cooke


Parasites affecting translocated birds in Galapagos

Chryssi Giannitsarou


Covid-19 and Academic Productivity in Economic Research

David Good


King’s research expenditure

Gillian Griffiths

Cell Biology

Gene deletion of candidate genes 

Herbert Huppert


Granular collapses: theory and experiment

Herbert Huppert


Investigations into Scientific Journal Publishing

Marwa Mahmoud

Computer Science

Automatic detection of sheep Gait and Posture to predict early signs of disease

Marwa Mahmoud

Computer Science

Resolving Bleached Emitters Using Iterative Localization by Deep-learning (REBUILD)

Cicely Marshall

Plant Sciences

Biodiversity at King’s: evaluating the Cambridge Biodiversity Metric for use on the college estate

Information for students about how to apply, deadlines, and devising your own placement
Information for Fellows with instructions and deadlines for submitting a project for consideration

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H E Durham Fund 2021

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