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Integrated Clinical Academic Programme Internship Scheme

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Sheffield Hallam University are proud to co-ordinate the Integrated Clinical Academic Programme Internship Scheme across the North region of Health Education England.

This scheme is open to non-medical clinical staff employed by a NHS organisation in the North East, North West or Yorkshire & The Humber regions of Health Education England

The scheme provides a range of both taught and academically supervised interventions that both engage and expose the intern to the clinical academic research environment and also provide them with the practical skills to undertake a research project supported by an expert clinical academic supervisor.  The key components to the internship programme are:

  • a Clinical Academic Research Experience supported by supervision and research mentorship for 30 days. 
  • an Educational Learning Package comprising of 4 days face to face learning and 4 days equivalent online distance learning.

By the end of the programme we hope that participants will have the confidence to apply their newly learned skills within their employing Trusts, become research champions, and consider a future clinical academic career to include formally accredited education programmes, either within the HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme, or via other routes. Interns will also benefit from an enhanced ability to apply successfully for further formal research training.

Further details of the Internships scheme, including case studies of previous participants is available on the Health Education England website

Two intakes of the Integrated Clinical Academic Programme Internship Scheme are planned for 2019, with intakes in March 2019 and September 2019, and are open to individuals who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • are employed by a NHS organisation in the North East, North West or Yorkshire & The Humber geographies
  • be a registered health professional in a non-medical clinical role
  • not already hold a research qualification e.g. a Masters or PhD (pre-registration Health MSc programmes exempt from this rule).

Applications for the September 2019 cohort closed on 3rd May 2019.  The next planned intake is in September 2020 - further details will be published on this website and our Twitter feed early in 2020.

Contact us

If you require further information, please contact us at icainternships@shu.ac.uk or follow us on Twitter @ICAINorth

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