Internships with the Welsh Government – Deadline

Deadline: Friday 1 December 2023

The Wales DTP is pleased to offer 3 internship opportunities with the Welsh Government, working on specific projects covering a wide range of topics as detailed in the below project descriptions.

The internships are open to any ESRC Wales DTP funded student (except those within 3 months of the start or end of their studentship). It is anticipated that the internships will be commencing in January 2024, for a period of 3-6 months (full-time or the part-time equivalent). Successful applicants will get an extension to their PhD equivalent to the duration of the internship.

These internships will offer opportunities to create impact by contributing to the work of government, the chance to build relationships outside of academia, as well as the ability to develop research skills in a policy environment.

Full project descriptions are available in the below documents:

Internship Descriptions

Local Government Improvement 
Duration:6 months 
Project:The project will involve carrying out a review of the new statutory self-assessment reports undertaken by Welsh local authorities, (coupled with a series of interviews). The aim will be to consider whether the process of carrying out the self-assessments encourages a culture of continual improvement within those bodies. 
Department: The internship will be based within the Welsh Government’s Knowledge and Analytical Services (KAS). 

Analysis of volunteering data 
Duration:3 months 
Project: This placement will primarily focus on using longitudinal data from a Wales perspective from the UK household longitudinal survey, Understanding Society. To explore long term volunteering trends among protected and associated characteristics (e.g., gender, ethnicity, and age.) 
Department:The internship will be based within the Social Justice Research team who as part of the EPCES Division, provide analytical support to the Communities and Third Sector policy area. 

Analysing childcare use over time using Understanding Society data 
Duration: 3 months 
Project:The focus of the project is to use secondary data from Understanding Society to provide evidence to support ongoing early years policy development. 
Department: The internship will be based within the Equality, Poverty and Children’s Evidence and Support Division (EPCESD). 

Please submit your completed application form to by 4pm on the day of the deadline.