There are a number of projects the intern could be involved in depending on their skills and experience:
1) Landscape review of Scotland’s public sector open data activities compared with other administrations, including researching the feasibility and appropriateness of conducting the Open Data Barometer for Scotland
2) Recommending specific activities the Scottish government could take forward from the Optimat led workshop on open data.
3) Conducting and documenting a review of the barriers and opportunities around publishing open data, potentially in collaboration with some of our partners. Advising on ways to encourage statistics producers and other public sector organisations to publish 3* and 5* open data in a sustainable way, and to encourage senior leaders buy-in. Provide advice / suggestions on how to maximise the reach of open data stakeholders so we can reach out to new audiences in the public sector – to get more people to realise and act on the positive reasons for open data.
4) Building a bank of case studies where opening up data has provided economic, social, environmental value in Scotland and working with Open data and data standards team members to achieve a communications and dissemination strategy around this
We would expect the outputs of these activities would be in the forms of reports, presentations and shared resources