Clinical Research Office. A partnership between Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield

STH Nurse, Midwifery, Allied Health Professional (NMAHP) and Health Professionals* Research Internship Programme

(*excluding doctors and dentists)

(This internship programme is open to ALL STH registered health professionals (excluding doctors and dentists))

Have you thought about following a clinical research path?

Traditionally there have been limited opportunities for health professionals outside medicine and dentistry, to become more research active, either by engaging with, supporting or conducting research as part of everyday clinical practice. We are therefore inviting expressions of interest from budding researchers for our third intake of the research internship secondment scheme. Successful candidates will be released one day a week for one year and funding will be provided for backfill in their usual role. Our third cohort of STH internships is open to all registered health professions (outside of medicine and dentistry).

Who can apply?

This programme is suited to aspiring clinical leaders, those interested in pursuing a clinical academic career, or those who simply want an opportunity to find out more about research. We are keen to support those completely new to research as well as those currently working in research delivery roles. You might already have a research idea, although this isn’t essential. You might wish to build on your previous research experience. Health professionals employed on AfC Band 5, 6, 7 or 8a are eligible to apply.

How long will it take?

You will be offered a one day per week, 12-month secondment commencing during September 2023 (dates TBC).

What can my project focus on?

The NMAHP+ internship programme has four streams for the 2023-24 intake and you can choose which stream is best for you. Further details of the four streams can be found below:

 NMAHP Internship advert

What support will I receive?

In the first instance, you should discuss this opportunity with your management team. You will need to ensure you have their full support and we will need confirmation they are prepared to honour the commitment of your protected time of 1 day per week for 12 months. During the internship, you will receive close clinical academic supervision, mentorship and support. You will also have taught sessions to support theoretical learning.

If you would like to discuss the internship programme further, please don’t hesitate to contact who will put you in touch with one of the internship steering committee members.

How do I apply?

To apply, please complete the application form below and send this along with a 2-page CV, to If you do not already have a CV, a suggested template is provided to help you:

 NMAHP Internship Application Form 2023

Closing date deadline: 5pm on Friday 9th June 2023

Please ensure that you allow sufficient time to have the relevant discussions with your management team. Forms submitted after the closing date deadline will not be considered.

Interviews will be held later in June 2023, dates TBC.

What steps can I take following the internship?

By the end of your internship we will support you to develop your next steps. This could include identifying ways to remain involved in and champion research within your role, explore other ways to pursue research, or a plan to develop as a potential future clinical academic. We will support and signpost you to ways to progress with this and perhaps apply for a pre-doctoral, doctoral or post-doctoral fellowship.

We look forward to hearing from you!