Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Alternative Science Careers (Patents, Science Writing & Medical Communications)


There may not be obvious work experience or internships routes for some areas. However, by researching employers in areas you are interested in, you may find summer (or Easter) internships and placements advertised. Alternatively, you can approach companies directly to ask for work experience.

Internships and work experience

CareerHub - Experience

Placements and Internships sites

Researching alternative science employers

Try researching employers and approaching them directly for work shadowing or work experience opportunities. You may also find roles in science societies (such as the Royal Society) in events and marketing.