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CLMI Summer Studentships 2024


The Centre for Light-Matter Interactions is offering three paid summer internship positions to work on research projects with members of the group. The goal of this scheme is to allow undergraduate students to gain some experience of working on a research project, which will be of particular value to those who are considering applying for a PhD degree program in the future.

This studentship program is open to undergraduate students. Preference will be given to those who have already completed three years of study of a four-year MSci/MPhys degree course, or equivalent, although students who have completed two years of a four-year degree will be considered. 

Available projects

Computer Simulations for Attosecond dynamics of multi-electron atoms - Supervisor, Dr Andrew Brown
Diagnosing relativistic electron beams with intense laser pulses - Supervisor, Dr Matthew Streeter
X-ray Beams from Laser-driven Plasma Mirrors - Supervisor, Dr Mark Yeung

Timing and duration

The studentships are expected to be 8 weeks. Projects should be completed in the timeframe 3 June 2024 – 13 September 2024. Specific start and end dates are to be agreed by mutual consent between the student and the supervisor(s).

Student support

The 8-week studentships are funded for £2,000, based on 20 hours per week.

How to apply

Please fill out the Word form and, together with 2-page CV and a copy of your transcript of all the assessed marks to date, send it to Dr Matthew Streeter with the subject CLMI Summer Internship Application 2024. The application deadline is Sunday 4th May, 2024.

Selection criteria

Selection will be based on academic excellence, with priority given to students who will benefit from gaining research experience before applying to a PhD program and have not previously had similar research project experience. Accordingly, these projects are well suited to undergraduates about to start their final year of a MSci/MPhys program (or equivalent), although applications will be considered from students who have completed at least two years of such a degree course.

Applicants should have in place the right to study in the UK. Please contact us via if you are unsure.

Further information

For further information about the studentship scheme please contact Dr Matthew Streeter (, or if your query is related to administration/eligibility, please contact the School research office (