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We are delighted to announce the first internship call for 2019! Commencing in the Spring, students in their 2nd or 3rd year of study may apply. Deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 18th January 2019. 

The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS) runs a professional internship scheme for PhD students at Scotland’s universities in their second and third years of study. PhD internships enable organisations to access the talent of an early career social science researcher for a three month period to deliver a specific piece of work whilst developing a range of transferable skills for our researchers.

Please apply for each project individually (up to a maximum of 4 for Scottish Government)

Details of all opportunities can be found below, click on the links for further information and how to apply:

We are currently offering two opportunities with NHS Health Scotland – a national Health Board working to reduce health inequalities and improve population health in Scotland.

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.

Government social science research aims to provide high quality evidence and advice for Ministers and Scottish Government officials to inform policy development, implementation and evaluation. Analysts in government help generate new ideas and open debate, challenge assumptions, beliefs and attitudes, test policy ideas and develop a deeper understanding of issues as they affect Scotland.

We are currently offering 24 opportunities with the Scottish Government – applicants can also apply to the General Pool, where they may be offered placements in any area for which their skill set is relevant. Please state your interest through GradHub – for full specifications please click here

Innovation Internships initiate collaborations or enhance existing relationships between academic and business or industry partners, giving researchers the opportunity to work on projects aligned with the Industrial Strategy. Opportunities offered through this scheme aim to enhance understanding in industry of what social science research can offer to their business and enhance employability through the development transferable skills for our researchers.

There are two routes into the scheme: PhD students can apply with their academic supervisor and a business partner for funding through our student-led call; or apply for one of our industry-designed opportunities below.