Leprosy Research Internships

Do you have an interest in international development and global health? Are you experienced in undertaking secondary research and writing literature reviews?

You could get involved with an exciting research opportunity that will involve identifying research studies and writing a literature review, with the goal of producing both a paper and a short video. These resources will provide key learning that we can implement in our projects to transform the lives of people affected by leprosy.

What's an internship like?

"I started a Programmes Research internship shortly after finishing my undergraduate degree in 2019. Interning with The Leprosy Mission has been a fantastic experience. I had the opportunity to work alongside the Programmes team, gaining experience working for an international NGO and learnt about what goes on behind the scenes of development projects.

"Most importantly, I gained experience conducting an independent piece of research. I learnt so much about the research process and found the assigned topic really interesting. It was so satisfying to know my research was helping inform The Leprosy Mission about how to best solve problems and support people affected by leprosy.

"As a volunteer I was able to work flexible hours and was made to feel like a valued member of the team. I have since been able to draw on the skills and experiences I gained as in intern in applications for research and Programmes positions with other charities and NGOs."

Heather, former intern

How do I get in touch?

If you are interested in a Research Internship, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Arminda O’Reilly by telephoning 01733 370505 or emailing jobs@tlmew.org.uk.

What does the application process involve?

The formal process begins with an application form highlighting your experience and discussing your motivation for the role. Once we have received this, we will contact you again.

"I learnt so much about the research process and found the assigned topic really interesting. It was so satisfying to know my research was helping inform The Leprosy Mission about how to best solve problems and support people affected by leprosy."