Aimee Morse’s Wales Centre for Public Policy Internship

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

Conor John’s Brecon Beacons National Park Authority Internship

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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.

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Welsh Government Internship Opportunities

Deadline: Friday 30 July 2021

The DTP is pleased to offer sixteen internship opportunities with the Welsh Government.  These 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 conducted remotely, commencing in September 2021, for a period of 3 months full-time or the part-time equivalent.  Successful applicants will get an extension of 3 months 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 the ability to develop research skills in a policy environment.

Full project descriptions are available in the attached documents.

Building Education Research Capacity in Wales (x3 placements available)

Citizens’ Panel Scoping

Democratic Engagement and Participation in Wales

Synthesis of Existing Evidence to Inform Policy Thinking

Renewal and Reform of Education in Wales: Evidence synthesis and review  (x2 placements available)

Scoping Project on Research on Residents’ Attitudes to Tourism

Evidence Review to Support Talk With Me: Speech, Language and Communication (SLC) Delivery Plan

Using the Understanding Society Study to Explore the Home Learning Environment During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Research and Analysis to Inform Wales’ Climate Change and Net Zero Evidence Base (x2 placements available)

Please submit your completed application form to enquiries@walesdtp.ac.uk by midday on the day of the deadline.

Internships with the Wales Centre for Public Policy

We have four internships available with the Wales Centre for Public Policy.

Deadline: Friday 13 November 2020

We have four 3 month internship opportunities available starting in January 2021, open to ESRC Wales DTP funded students.

Successful applicants will receive a fully funded 3 month extension to their PhD. This is an opportunity to work outside your university to develop a range of transferable skills and enhance your employability. If you are interested, you should first discuss the opportunity with your supervisor.

The four Wales Centre for Public Policy internships are:

  1. The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015
  2. Q methodology and the role of evidence in policymaking
  3. Evidence ecosystems at the local level in Wales
  4. The use of policy tools in Wales in implementing change

Further details are available in the attached document, including contact details for the supervisor of each internship.

Please note these internships are open to any ESRC Wales DTP funded student except those within 3 months of the start or end of their studentship.

Please submit your letter of application along with your CV to enquiries@walesdtp.ac.uk by noon on the day of the deadline.

Open consultation on the ESRC’s review of the PhD

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The ESRC has launched an open consultation to inform its review of the PhD in the Social Sciences. They seek views on current doctoral study from within and outside of the social sciences from all members of the research community, learned societies, government, business, third-sector organisations and others who have an interest in the future skills needed by social science PhD students. The findings of this review will directly inform the ESRC’s strategy for doctoral training and for recommissioning its Doctoral Training Partnerships in 2022/23. The consultation is open until 16 September 2020.