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All SGSSS 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.

As the national Skills agency for Scotland, Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is committed to being an employer of choice through leading by example and continuously improving our work practices to achieve excellence.

Linked to this is the work of the Fair Work Convention including the 5 dimensions of Fair Work. SDS wishes to investigate how it demonstrates fair work practices as an employer and how it can use insights from the Fair Work convention to model and drive innovative workplace practices.

The PhD Intern will enable this aim through analysing Fair Work activity within SDS and helping SDS develop future monitoring of Fair Work practices, informing the development of a long-term action plan to drive positive change.

Therefore, this PhD Internship is a unique opportunity for a suitable PhD student to examine SDS’s Fair Work practices using existing data and conducting primary research, knowing that the outputs from the internship will make a real impact for employees and customers. 

Deadline for application: 19 December 2019

Innovation Internships are student-led projects designed to initiate new collaborations or enhance existing relationships with 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. 
Deadline: 6 January