Applications for Autumn Term 2023 placements will open from late June 2023. Placements will be advertised here and via our Friday Digest.
Applications are now closed for Autumn Term internships.
In February 2023 we will be launching the call for our Summer Term internships. Subscribe to our Weekly Digest or follow us on Twitter to be notified when the call is launched.
An exciting internship opportunities is now available with the Children & Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ). Click on their logo below for more information about their organisation and the placement opportunity. Application deadline is Wednesday 19 October at 12pm.
Paid opportunities are available with the Scottish Government, Environmental Standards Scotland, and Healthcare Improvement Scotland. Click on a logo below for more information about each organisation and their opportunities. Applications for Healthcare Improvement Scotland close Monday 20 February at 12 pm. Applications for Scottish Government and Environmental Standards Scotland close Friday 03 March at 12pm.
Internships help develop transferable skills, research skills and sector knowledge. They can enhance employability, build networks, and support future employment within or beyond academia. Placements are hybrid, flexible and SGSSS can support researchers who are required to relocate for the internship or cover expenses for those requiring accommodation to cover days near the office on a hybrid placement.
Three reasons you should consider an internship in 2022/23:
- Internship outputs can help develop impact for your research – and lead to publication and prizes
- Doing an internship can open up new career paths and enhance employability – former SGSSS interns have secured permanent employment after their PhD
- If you invest time in your application, you have a good chance of success – 86% of eligible applicants were offered an Autumn Term internship last year, and there are plenty of opportunities to go round
SGSSS internships are open to all social science postgraduate researchers registered at Scottish institutions, regardless of funding status. Many placements are also available on a part-time basis, with equal opportunities for those on Tier 4 visas. International students can apply for a part-time placement at Scottish Government or Skills Development Scotland, provided the civil service eligibility requirements are met.
Find out more
SGSSS will be hosting a Q&A session on Tuesday 19 July, between 1pm and 2pm. Click here to register.
Application details required
Applications to SGSSS internships are collected via SGSSS Apply, SGSSS’ online application system, which will be open shortly. Please read the below information before applying.
The online process involves:
- Inputting information such as personal details, period of PhD study, pathway or discipline
- Selecting the chosen internship host and title
- Providing a description of the skills and experience you can bring to this internship (max 1000 words)
- Providing a short statement on your reasons for applying, what you’d hope to gain from an internship and how this fits with your PhD or career plans (max 500 words)
- Uploading your CV (2 pages max)
- Uploading a Statement of Support from your supervisor. Your supervisor will need to be aware of the timeline in order to contribute meaningfully to your application within the deadline. The statement should:
- Be written on headed university paper;
- Confirm your status as a PhD student;
- Outline why your supervisor feels that the internship will be a beneficial opportunity for you at this stage in your studies;
- Outline the core attributes that your supervisor feels you will bring to the project.
We strongly advise applicants to complete the application process at least 48 hours in advance of the deadline. If you have any questions about this process please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.