“As knowledge increases, wonder deepens”

Charles Morgan

Young People

Beyond our formal school programmes, we offer a range of ways for school leavers, higher eduction students, and other young people to continue to engage with Jodrell Bank. Here are some of our projects…

Student placements

Every year Jodrell Bank welcomes students from The University of Manchester’s MA Programmes to assist in our mission to create wonder.

We help students to boldly go to places they haven’t been before, and our placements provide the perfect opportunity to learn real-world skills whilst directly contributing to our ongoing story.

In 2021, our Marketing team welcomed three MA students studying Museum and Heritage Studies and Science Communication. The students assisted with digital development and market research for our First Light Project.

Megan Craig, who joined as a Digital Marketing Assistant, had the following to say about her time at Jodrell Bank:

This placement was a great opportunity to experience professional digital marketing practice and I was able to explore web design and content creation. Supporting Jodrell Bank as they transition through their First Light initiative has been an invaluable experience.

Megan Craig


At Jodrell Bank we want to help people find their place in the universe. Since 2015, our popular summer internship programme has invited undergraduate students from The University of Manchester to get hands-on in our public engagement work.

We help aspiring students learn how to share their understanding of science with others. After a period of training, Jodrell Bank’s summer interns help run a programme of public events, including the delivery of daily Telescope Talks at our award-winning Bluedot festival.

Diyar Othman, who joined us while studying for his degree in Physics assisted our engagement team and had the following to say:

The best thing about my internship was talking to people about the topics I love and study and discussing some amazing possibilities in our Universe. The most surprising thing in my internship was the number of people that attended the telescope walking tours, which excited me a lot at first.

Diyar Othman