ACCE Placements – current opportunities

You may wish to visit our Partnerships page to see which organisations ACCE have worked with previously. These partners will be familiar with the ACCE DTP already.

Current opportunities

Oxford University Innovation – Licensing and Ventures Internship

Details of an opportunity at OUI are here.

CABI Data Policy & Practice Internship

CABI (Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International) is an international not-for-profit organization that improves people’s lives by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. We bring science-based agricultural knowledge to millions of smallholder farmers helping to increase their yields and adopt data-driven approaches to support informed decision making.

YCABI is looking for a curious and enthusiastic individual with hands-on experience working with data during their PhD/DPhil, who is interested in addressing problems related to data governance, data management and learning more about the non-technical aspects of maximising value gained from data.

The intern would support a growing portfolio of data policy and practice projects related to our expertise outlined in the section above. As a Data Policy and Practice Intern you will be welcomed into a highly collaborative team where your questions and ideas will be embraced and valued. Specific tasks/activities relating to the role will depend on project needs at the time the intern joins the team. However, we will aim to co-create the internship experience with the intern as much as possible.

The internship is most suitable for a student who has worked with data and analytics during their PhD, has an interest in expanding their data experience across the data skills framework (, and who has as interest in international development, agriculture, the environment, and/or health.

Please contact Dr Tom Chaloner ( if you have any questions or would like to discuss further.

Please find the opportunity advertised here.

CABI Data Policy & Practice Internship Advert.pdf

Environment Agency internship opportunities

The Environment Agency is currently advertising 6 exciting internship opportunities for BSc, MSc and PhD students. Their internship programme has been a great success in previous years, with students making significant contributions to key work areas, gaining valuable work experience and some interns have even gone on to secure permanent positions with the Environment Agency.

The internships are full time, paid positions which will last for up to 16 weeks, starting in July and finishing by 31 October 2023. The closing date for applications is 17 February, at 23.55.

The 6 vacancies are:

Science communication and engagement: environment and health – 25454

Increasing river water temperatures under climate change – 25455 (2 jobs available)

Using stable isotopes in bioaccumulation assessment – 25450

Analysis of air quality data for evaluating catchment sensitive farming – 25451

The natural capital of catchment sensitive farming: development of a farm case study – 25453

If you would like further information about any of these vacancies, please don’t hesitate to contact Antony Birchill or Pete Drury.


Entropix is an enzyme development company specialising in the directed evolution of high-performance enzymes and biocatalysts. Their methodology combines state-of-the-art experimental molecular technology and machine learning computational methods. 

Their mission is to use directed evolution to build on Nature in the smartest possible way. They have developed a technology platform for rapidly evolving resilient, high-performance enzymes that are formulated to match customer requirements.

Aided by recent investment, they are developing a portfolio of proteins with performance characteristics encoded to transform many aspects of medicine, manufacturing, and recycling.

They believe the directed evolution of enzymes will play a major role in delivering a truly sustainable economy: Entropix is part of this revolution.

There is scope for a placement at Entropix. Their laboratory facility is based at Sci-Tech Daresbury science and innovation campus in Cheshire.

For more information on Entropix please see or contact to discuss a potential placement.

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