New Wales DTC Welsh Government Internship

We are pleased to offer a new internship as part of our scheme with the Welsh Government, open to ESRC-funded Wales DTC and South West DTC students.

Deadline: Monday 19 September 2016

We have an internship of 4 months with the Welsh Government commencing in October or November 2016.

The Project

Identifying key predictors for Future Generations indicators using the National Survey for Wales

The aim of this project is to analyse the National Survey for Wales data to identify the areas where policy and service delivery could have a key role to play in influencing the wellbeing of future generation’s national indicators.

Download full details of ‘Future Generations indicator analysis’

The Scheme

The ESRC Wales DTC/Welsh Government Internship Scheme is governed by a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations. The scheme is open to ESRC funded Wales DTC and South West DTC students.

If successful, you will work for four months in the Welsh Government. You will not be an employee of the Welsh Government, though you must agree to undergo normal security checks required by the organisation and will be expected to work to the same standards as an employee.   You will be asked to sign a formal agreement that sets out the basic expectations of all parties associated with the arrangement.

This internship is of four months duration and must start at least three months prior to the funding end date of your ESRC DTC studentship, and cannot start in the first three months of the PhD. The period equivalent to the length of the internship is added to the end of your funded registration. You must remain registered at your University throughout the internship period. You will continue to be paid a stipend if you are in receipt of a full studentship award; for fees-only students, the extension period will only include the payment of fees.

These internships are based in Cardiff. We can meet reasonable travel and accommodation costs for students not normally based in Cardiff. We will interpret ‘reasonable’ in line with prior ESRC custom, practice and guidance.

Reporting requirements

If successful, you will be expected to provide a short written account within three months of completing the internship. You will need to compile this in accordance with headings we provide, and we may make it available on our web site and feature extracts in our newsletter.


You may address general queries by email to any of the following:


Download the application form.

It is essential that you have the support and approval of your main supervisor when making an application.

Submit your completed application form to by 4pm on the day of the deadline. All submitted applications will be checked for eligibility and forwarded to the Welsh Government for consideration. You will be contacted by the Welsh Government within one month of the closing date.