We are now welcoming applications for interns to come and join us in 2019

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is the national skills body for Scotland supporting the people and businesses of Scotland to develop and apply their skills.

SDS works with a variety of partners to deliver careers advice and guidance, apprenticeships opportunities, support for employability, and help for those facing redundancy. SDS also works with employers and industry bodies to support skills planning and workplace development in Scotland.

Skills Development Scotland co-funds four Collaborative Studentships annually and has offered PhD internships through SGSSS for a number of years.

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Five reasons to do an Internship with Skills Development Scotland

Case Study: Evaluation of Skills Development Scotland’s Apprenticeship Wellbeing Survey

Read about Rebecca's internship with SDS...

"I would definitely recommend undertaking an internship at SDS during your PhD, as it’s an amazing opportunity to learn new skills in a supportive and encouraging environment.”

Current opportunities

Skills Development Scotland SGSSS Internship opportunities now open for 2019

Whether you have speciality skills in quantitative or qualitative methods, we welcome all applications as we have a range of projects available. Some of our projects will start from July/August onwards, but internship start dates can be discussed with successful candidates. As we are a nationwide organisation we will have internship opportunities out with the Scottish central belt.

Internship opportunity with the Scottish Government and Scotland’s Skills Agencies

The new Enterprise and Skills Analytical Unit is working on a project in collaboration with the Scottish Government and Scotland’s skills agencies; Skills Development Scotland and the Scottish Funding Council. This project aims to measure the impact of the post-16 education and skills system in Scotland. Applications are open for a PhD Intern to work specifically on measuring the Social Return on Investment (SROI) in Higher Education, Further Education and Apprenticeships. This is a unique opportunity to work with a range of organisations on this highly policy relevant issue.