Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find frequently asked questions about the STOR-i research internships.

Click here for FAQs about the STOR-i PhD programme.

What is a STOR-i Research Internship?

STOR-i Research Internships offer a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to experience and learn how Statistics and Operational Research (STOR) can be employed to tackle challenging practical problems.

Where and when will the internships take place?
Each internship will run for up to 8 weeks over the summer vacation during which you will engage in research with leading academics from STOR at Lancaster University.

Who are the internships aimed at? 
The internships are aimed at giving an insight into what a PhD in Statistics and OR is like, and are open to students interested in the possibility of undertaking a PhD. We anticipate that they are most appropriate for students about to enter their final year of study, but will consider applications from any student aiming to achieve a strong 2:1 or first class degree in a quantitative or mathematical discipline.

Why should I consider an internship?
As well as joining other high-calibre undergraduate students studying in the vibrant research environment at Lancaster University, you will be supported by a bursary of £275 per week. Some other key benefits of being a STOR-i intern include:
• Experience how mathematical ideas can be employed to solve important practical problems.
• Learn how to apply quantitative skills to important practical problems.
• Gain an insight into what it would be like to do a PhD.
• Develop skills to enable you to excel in your studies and beyond.  

What eligibility conditions apply?
You must be aiming to achieve a strong 2:1 or first degree in a subject with a high mathematical content, for example, mathematics, statistics or physics. Further eligibility conditions apply which state that whilst internships are open for UK and EU students, we regret that we are not able to consider any applications from overseas (non-EU) students.  

How do I apply? 
For details on how to apply for the internships click here.  

Is accommodation included with the internship?
Accommodation is not included with the internship, however, arrangements can be made for accommodation on the Lancaster University campus. If you are a current student at Lancaster University, you may already have accommodation booked over the summer months. If not, summer vacation residences may be available for LU and non-LU students. Click here for details. We will be able to assist with accommodation bookings however direct payments will need to be made by yourself.