Scottish Government Internship

Interested in doing something a bit different with your SLT or PhD skills?

Current PhD students have the opportunity to work with the Scottish Government or NHS Scotland to develop their skills as a researcher and get involved in policy development.

One of our PhD students, Louise McKeever, carried out a 3 month internship with the Mental Health and Rights Division of the Scottish Government. There she had the opportunity to work with policy colleagues, interview NHS leads and work with key stakeholders. The purpose was to develop quality indicators for mental health service in Scotland.

The experience was eye opening. I was able to see how the Scottish Government worked, attend debates  in Scottish parliament and develop my skills as an independent researcher. It was very rewarding working on a project that could make a difference for Scottish patients. I would highly recommend this scheme to any researcher interested in social policy or application of research.

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