The intern will provide analytical support for the work of the Third Sector and/or Volunteering policy teams. The exact projects the intern will work on will depend on the priorities at the time of the internship, and on the specific interests and skills of the intern. Our recent analytical work has concentrated on the emergency Covid-19 response and post-pandemic recovery, including analysis of emergency funding for third sector organisations, analysis of emergency volunteer deployment, and producing up-to-date evidence on the state of the third sector, and organisations’ needs, throughout the pandemic.
It is likely that the internship will focus on providing analytical support in one or more of the following areas: continuing analysis of the third sector response to the Covid-19 pandemic and/or the Scottish Government’s support for third sector organisations during the pandemic; continuing analysis of the post-pandemic recovery and needs of third sector organisations; the Volunteering Outcomes Framework; and the Scottish Government’s Social Enterprise Strategy.
You may work on several projects during your internship, including projects with other policy teams within the directorate. The internship is likely to involve projects requiring:
- data collection and analysis, and literature reviewing;
- summarising and writing concise reports clearly identifying key findings and messages ;
- working with government analysts and policy makers across the division;
- the communication of findings in the form of short briefing papers or presentations for a range of Scottish Government audiences.
There will also be opportunities to attend training sessions and meet with other analysts, interns and policy makers from across the Scottish Government (either virtually or in-person, depending on Covid-19 restrictions in place at the time of the internship)