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.
Application deadline extended for placements starting in Autumn 2023.
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.
We are extending the application deadline for some placements starting in Autumn 2023. There are multiple projects available across the public sector and non-profit sectors, including: visualising data around young people’s career choices and training (Skills Development Scotland); working with community groups to develop a meaningful public engagement strategy (Steamship Explorer Preservation Society); and tackling fraud and working on statistical projects (Social Security Scotland).
Click on a logo below for more information about each organisation and their opportunities. Placements last for 3 months (full-time) or 6 months (part-time) and are paid at UKRI doctoral stipend levels. Applications close at 12pm (midday) on Friday 01 September 2023.
Three reasons you should consider an internship in 2023/24:
- These placements are designed to be flexible and inclusive. All placements are hybrid, and SGSSS will support PhD interns who need to relocate or travel substantial distances to undertake the placements as per our Travel and Expenses Policy.
- Doing an internship can open up new career paths – these placements provide you with the chance to build your sector knowledge and transferable skills.
- Each placement is designed to meet a need within an organisation. You have the potential to use your research skills to make a meaningful difference, creating impact outside academia whilst learning a lot along the way.
SGSSS internships are open to all social science postgraduate researchers registered at Scottish institutions, regardless of funding status. Please note: international students holding a student visa can only apply for a part-time placement.
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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.