Scottish Government: Internship projects starting autumn 2019 onwards

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.

Project details

Start date (or must start by): Download the internship brief for individual project details 
Location:
Edinburgh

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).

No.

Host Area

Project Title

 

Any

Analyst Pool

01

Ch&F

Analysis of ACES in GUS

02

Ch&F

Child Mental Health and Wellbeing – Realigning Children’s Services

03

Ch&F

Participation of Children and Young people in Decision making

04

Communities

Domestic energy efficiency & fuel poverty research and data analysis  

05

Communities

Scottish Household Survey: using R shiny and R markdown to develop interactive learning tool/dashboard

06

Corporate

Analysis of open text comments from the Scottish Government People Survey

07

Culture

Culture analysis internship

08

Culture

Tourism analysis internship

09

External Affairs

The Role of ‘Education Tourism’ in Supporting International Development

10

Food Standards Scotland

Understanding relationships between food risks and market data

11

Health

Contributing to a minimum data set of outcomes for adult support and protection – feasibility study

12

Health

Developing an evidence framework for Health Literacy in Scotland

13

Health

Effective co-production with people with drug and alcohol problems

14

Health

Perinatal Mental Health – Reviewing the evidence for peer support

15

Health

The Statutory Organisational Duty of Candour – analysis of the first year’s annual reports

16

Learning

Teacher Insights

17

Local Govt

How do we build capacity for Collective Leadership across public service?

18

Local Govt

Local Governance, Reform and Third Sector Research

19

OCEA

Developing value added trade data for Scotland

20

PSO

Strategic Insights Unit

21

Revenue Scotland

Research Manager: People Strategy Evaluation

22

Rural

Scoping Research on Animal Cruelty in Scotland

23

Rural

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  

24

SNIB

Building Scotland Fund Investment Evaluation

25

SPS

Transformational Change within the Scottish Prison Service

26

Transport

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.

View/download project details

Further information

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. 

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