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.
Welsh Government Internship Opportunities
Deadline: Friday 5 August 2022
The Wales DTP is pleased to offer three internship opportunities with the Welsh Government, working on specific projects covering a range of topics including Education and Net Zero.
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 conducted remotely, commencing in Autumn 2022, 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 attached documents:
- Synthesis of existing evidence to inform thinking in education and youth policy
- Research and analysis to inform Wales’ Just Transition to Net Zero evidence base
- Tech Valleys Programme Evaluation Scoping
Please submit your completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12:00noon on the day of the deadline.
Applications for Student Representatives Now Open!
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Internships with the Welsh Government
We have five internships available with the Welsh Government. Continue reading
Open consultation on the ESRC’s review of the PhD
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.
Nicola Heady’s research on COVID-19 & looked after children
We asked our students about research relevant to COVID-19. Nicola Heady contacted us about her project:
Review of impact of Covid-19 on doctoral students and early career researchers in the UK
SMaRteN, the UK Research and Innovation funded student mental health research network, in partnership with Vitae, is conducting research into the impact of COVID-19 on the working lives of doctoral researchers and research staff. They aim to provide insights to enable the sector to better support early career researchers. Continue reading
Joey Soehardjojo wins LERA ‘Best Essay’ award
Wales DTP postdoctoral fellow Joey Soehardjojo has won the Thomas A. Kochran and Stephen R. Selight ‘Best Dissertation’ Award from the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA). Continue reading
COVID-19 Outbreak Expert Database: Please join if you can help
Parliament needs quick access to researchers who can provide expert insights relating to both Coronavirus and its impacts. Continue reading
COVID19 (Coronavirus) Update
You can now find the latest information for our students and stakeholders on our COVID19 response page. As things are changing rapidly, we will be updating this page frequently as new information becomes available.