From January to June 2021, Ellen and Amy worked as Welsh Government Education Policy Research Interns. In this blogpost, they share their experiences of undertaking internships as part of their doctoral training. Continue reading
From January to April 2021, DTP student Aimee Morse (Environmental Planning, University of Gloucestershire) undertook an internship with the Wales Centre for Public Policy, working on a project entitled ‘Collaboration and policy implementation at the local level in Wales: a case-study evaluation of a farmer group in North Wales’. Here are Aimee’s reflections on the experience. Continue reading
In 2020, DTP student Conor John (Psychology, Cardiff University) completed an internship with the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority (BBNPA). Conor worked with his hosts to find ways to undertake the internship whilst adhering to COVID restrictions. He found the internship experience beneficial. “I have no intention on staying in academia and this internship has shown me how much more impact can be had outside of academia, as well as the potential for better job security and financial stability”. Here are Conor’s reflections on the experience.
DTC student Ruth Doubleday (Cardiff School of Social Sciences) recently completed an internship with the Welsh Government. “I have a greater understanding of the impacts and applications of social research in the policy-making process” Ruth said, “and I have gained invaluable experience of conducting research outside of academia.” Continue reading
DTC student Gwyther Rees (Cardiff School of Social Sciences) recently completed an internship with the Welsh Government. “I found the experience very helpful in understanding the links between research and other functions within the government” Gwyther said. “I gained some detailed understanding of policy perspectives which I think will help me to refine my arguments for maximum impact.”. Continue reading
DTC student Jennifer Hampton (Cardiff School of Social Sciences) recently completed an internship with the Welsh Government. The project was titled ‘An analysis of material deprivation in Wales’. An internship “is an excellent opportunity to experience the role research plays in organisations outside of academia” Jennifer said. “It renewed my enthusiasm in my studies”. Continue reading
DTC student Karis Vaughan (Cardiff School of Psychology) recently completed her 3-month internship with the Welsh Government, working on the project ‘Preventing Childhood Obesity’. Karis said “I believe that taking part in the internship scheme has been one of the most valuable experiences that I have had during my entire university career”. Continue reading