dot.rural internships

Applications are being invited for 10 week internships this summer at the dot.rural Digital Economy Hub, based at the University of Aberdeen, and applications are particularly welcomed from PhD students. The deadline for applications is 26 April 2013 and decisions will be announced on 17 May. Internships will start between 18 June and 30 September.

The dot.rural Digital Economy Hub is one of three large interdisciplinary centres funded by the UK research councils Digital Economy theme. dot.rural brings together a team of over 80 researchers from a range of academic disciplines to explore the challenges of the rural digital economy. Activities in the Hub are organised around four rural challenges:

  • healthcare
  • accessibility & mobilities
  • conservation of natural resources
  • enterprise & culture

Technology research to meet challenges in these areas is focused around natural language generation and affective communication, mechanisms to support reasoning, coordination and collaboration, intelligent information infrastructures, satellite and wireless communications. More details on the Hub its research activities and projects can be found on the dot.rural website, where there is also a page with further details on the internship scheme (including the application process).

For queries relating to the scheme contact Dr Jennifer Holden (, 01224 274238).