Applications for 2022 Fellowships opening soon.



Applications open:
November 2021

Closing date:
February 2022

March 2022

March 2022

Offers sent:
April 2022

Contracts sent:
April 2022

Fellowship start:
mid-August 2022

Fellowship ends:
mid-December 2022


We are delighted to announce that for the first time in summer 2022, we will be running an HDI Fellowship programme for recent university graduates, building on the success of our intern team projects in previous years.

The Fellowship will include all the elements of the internship from problem solving and teamworking to communication, business skills and more. It will run for four months from early to mid-August to mid-December with the potential to continue further. The Fellowship will allow graduates to develop their workplace skills by managing an entire project through its lifecycle, from conception to prototype/pilot phase and beyond.

More details to follow shortly.


Who are we looking for?

We are looking for enthusiastic students who want to be part of an innovative multi-disciplinary team. The team will use and refine their skills in coding, statistical modelling, machine learning, visualisation, and science communication to solve real-world problems, and develop resources and tools using big data.

We welcome applications from recent graduates or post-graduates up to 2 years since graduation or Masters/PhD completion who are able to commit a 4 month window.

The internship is open to anybody who is eligible to work full-time in the UK.

What skills/experience do I need?
Enthusiasm and eagerness to work as part of a small team of like-minded individuals are the main attributes we are after.

Candidates from all backgrounds are welcome, particularly if you have interest or experience in one or more of these areas:

  • data visualisation
  • science communication
  • working with large datasets
  • data and statistical modelling
  • machine learning.
How do I apply?

See details in the articles below for the current scheme.

What do we offer and how are interns supported?

This internship is a chance to join a thriving and enthusiastic community of bright individuals. The team will be supported by an Intern Team Lead, with specialist input from developers, project managers, analysts, science communicators and many other professionals.

This internship is about developing specialist skills and is also a chance to enhance your communication, collaboration, organisational and team-working skills.

Interns will meet regularly to discuss their progress on the project and the Intern Team Lead will always be available either in person or online for queries and support.

What are the hours, pay, expenses and leave entitlement?

The normal working week is 37.5 hours and we offer flexible working. Interns are paid £1,500 per month plus expenses according to our expenses policy. You are also entitled to 2.5 days leave per month plus bank holidays.

When is the internship?
The internship runs during the summer months – usually July to September each year. 
Dates for 2021: Internships are offered for two to three months starting on Monday 28th June 2021. The team will give a presentation on Friday 27th August 2021 to showcase their work.
Where will the placement be?

If permitted by COVID rules, the interns will work in the HDI offices in Capital Park, Fulbourn, Cambridge although travel to other sites may be necessary as part of the internship. If remote working is necessary, we have the setup required to do this.

Is accommodation available locally?

The following links offer some accommodation options in Cambridge:

Accommodation Service

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Cambridge University Accommodation Service (above) can provide accommodation for students from outside the University of Cambridge but there is a small charge for gaining access to their listings. If you wish to apply to them, fill out the form on their website the best you can putting “Health Data Insight CIC” in where it asks for Dept and the dates you will be here and they will then contact you.

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Please note we do not have any affiliation with any of the companies mentioned above and cannot endorse them but if you are having trouble finding accommodation please get in touch and we will see what we can do to help.

How do I apply?

To apply, please send an up-to-date CV and a covering letter outlining what skills and attributes you would bring to the intern project and any background experience that you feel is relevant to confirming when you can start and when you would like to finish.

What is the deadline for applications?

Details for the 2022 scheme will be coming soon. After short-listing we will let you know if we require any more information and/or whether we would like you to attend an informal interview. All applicants will be notified whether their application has been successful after this process has completed.

…as a mathematics student I usually don’t have a lot of chance to do a group project like that … we come from different backgrounds so … we can help each other specialise in different things so we work as a really good team. That is something that I didn’t expect but I really enjoyed about the internship. (Aisha, 2020 intern)

The work was really interesting … I got the chance of implementing AI algorithms based on research papers that were published not long ago (Evonne, 2020 intern)

Connecting slash networking: meeting incredible and interesting people. Both the other interns on the people who delivered talks or attended presentations (Jaskirat 2021 on being asked for the 3 most valuable things)

Creating something which was entirely ours instead of hopping in and feeling like an intruder within a project (Alex 2021 on being asked for the 3 most valuable things)

Self-directed learning ie. doing stuff in the project because it’s what you want to learn (Laith 2021 on being asked for the 3 most valuable things)

Teamwork in a group with different expertise but at a similar stage in their working life (Tom 2021 on being asked for the 3 most valuable things)

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