Accessibility statement

Call for Summer Venables Internships

Posted on 4 February 2021

Call for Summer Venables Internships, supported by Phil Venables (BSc Computer Science, 1989) and YorRobots.

There are 10-13 internships available at a value of £261 per week, for a period of 8 to 10 weeks, each. The goal of this initiative is to involve students from any department at the University of York in robotics research supervised by one or two academics, also from the University of York. We welcome applications from students on topics related to the “Robotics” remit of EPSRC.

Requirements for the project:

  • Students interested in the opportunity should identify an academic (in any department) that is interested in supervising the work and can help to develop a research project. Students are more likely to be successful if they approach potential supervisors with their own idea for a project. Priority will be given to multi-disciplinary projects that involve a lead supervisor from any University of York Department and a secondary supervisor from a different research group at the University of York. If needed, please, contact for suggestions of prospective supervisors. The members of the YorRobots Executive Committee may also be able to provide advice regarding colleagues in their own department.
  • Project costs are to be spent on the student, so consumables need to be found from other sources by the supervisor(s).
  • Applicants must clearly articulate how they propose to develop the work given the lockdown restrictions.
  • Applicants should prepare a 1 page A4 (pt. 11) application e-mailed to with "YorRobots studentship" in the subject line. The application should have a title, introduce the supervisor(s) with a very brief track record, followed by context of the project, research outline, and expected outcome and impact.
  • Applicants should attach also a copy of their transcript.

Deadline for submission is 1 March.

Applications will be reviewed by the members of the YorRobots Executive Committee. Successful applicants will be notified by the 19 March. A final report on the results of the project will be requested in October. Students will also be asked to present a poster describing their work in an event to be organised in the Autumn, when prizes will be given for the best presentation, best poster, and best work.