Our work experience programme highlights the variety of careers available, from world-leading laboratory research to the supporting business services.
Placements might be in research laboratories in areas such as cell biology, genetics, immunology and bioinformatics. Work experience could be also in non-laboratory locations such as the IT, reception services, public engagement and education teams.
During placements, students are involved in a range of activities supervised by an experienced member of staff.
The Crick is offering a 4-day virtual placement during the Easter holidays (12 -15 April) aimed at students in Year 12 who are living/studying in Camden. The placement will be run by our communications and events teams, and the students will have the chance to:
- Interview our scientists and write their own features
- Learn more about the scientific research and activities that go on at the Crick
- Take part in a writing skills workshop
- Learn about the world of events and how we’ve adapted since COVID
- Organise and live stream their own virtual event
This placement is ideal for students who are interested in journalism, events and/or the communications side of science. Please see the advert for more details. There are eight places available, and the application deadline is March 12.
Most placements last for one week, although some can be up to four weeks long or occasionally take place for one day a week over the summer holidays. If selected for work experience, you will be expected to attend all days of the placement.
Placements are available throughout the year. Some coincide with specific weeks that local schools have timetabled for work experience. They are also available during school half term breaks, Easter and summer holidays.
Food and travel expenses
We can contribute to students' travel expenses during the placement (up to a maximum of £50 per week) and food (up to £5 per day to be spent in the Crick’s restaurant).