There are internships available with social research, economist, statistician or mixed teams. All tend to work alongside each other in ‘Analytical Services Divisions’ in the Scottish Government.
Stipend: £3,752 total for 3 months (3 month funding extension for ESRC students), plus expenses
Deadline for applications: 29 July 2019
About the host
The Scottish Government is the devolved government for Scotland and has a range of responsibilities that include: the economy, education, health, justice, rural affairs, housing, environment, equal opportunities, consumer advocacy and advice, transport and taxation.
Start date (or must start by): Download the internship brief for individual project details
There are 26 advertised internship projects available, in addition to the ‘pool’ (applicants to the pool are considered for unfilled advertised projects or others which may later arise in any area of the Scottish Government).
Analysis of ACES in GUS
Child Mental Health and Wellbeing – Realigning Children’s Services
Participation of Children and Young people in Decision making
Domestic energy efficiency & fuel poverty research and data analysis
Scottish Household Survey: using R shiny and R markdown to develop interactive learning tool/dashboard
Analysis of open text comments from the Scottish Government People Survey
Culture analysis internship
Tourism analysis internship
The Role of ‘Education Tourism’ in Supporting International Development
Food Standards Scotland
Understanding relationships between food risks and market data
Contributing to a minimum data set of outcomes for adult support and protection – feasibility study
Developing an evidence framework for Health Literacy in Scotland
Effective co-production with people with drug and alcohol problems
Perinatal Mental Health – Reviewing the evidence for peer support
The Statutory Organisational Duty of Candour – analysis of the first year’s annual reports
How do we build capacity for Collective Leadership across public service?
Local Governance, Reform and Third Sector Research
Developing value added trade data for Scotland
Strategic Insights Unit
Research Manager: People Strategy Evaluation
Scoping Research on Animal Cruelty in Scotland
Tackling Scotland’s Throwaway Culture and Promoting a Circular Economy: Reviewing evidence on impact of carrier bag charge and developing a knowledge account on priority items
Building Scotland Fund Investment Evaluation
Transformational Change within the Scottish Prison Service
Understanding the environmental impact of Scotland’s ferry services and options for the future
For full details of projects and skills required, please download the internship brief from the link below.
All internships are paid positions (commensurate with Research Council doctoral stipend levels) and are normally full time, although part time working can be considered.
You will pause your PhD work for the duration of the internship and will receive an extension at the end of your research period. Students can claim up to a maximum of £2,400 (for a 3 month internship) to cover all reasonable travel and accommodation costs for the period of the internship. For example, commuting or relocation costs.
Internships are open to Social Science PhD students in Scotland regardless of funding. Please note that students with Tier 4 visas are not eligible to apply for full-time internships.