Scottish Government social science research (SGSSS) Internships Summer 2018

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Application Deadline: 5pm on 30 July 2018.

Government social science research aims to provide high quality evidence and advice for Ministers and Scottish Government officials to inform policy development, implementation and evaluation. Analysts in government help generate new ideas and open debate, challenge assumptions, beliefs and attitudes, test policy ideas and develop a deeper understanding of issues as they affect Scotland.

Government social science research have a number of opportunities available, starting from mid-September 2018. We now encourage interested 2nd and 3rd year PhD students to read through the internship call and make their applications before the deadline at 5pm on 30 July 2018.

Internships with the Scottish Government

Children and Families
1.    Evaluation of the Year of Young People
2.    Expansion of free Early Learning and Childcare

3.    Scoping analytical requirements for monitoring and evaluating recent legislative changes to the private rented sector in Scotland

Corporate Analytical Services
4.    Analysis of engagement and diversity data from the Scottish Government People Survey

Health & Social Care
5.    Communication Inclusion – Working to better understand the population of people who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) equipment in Scotland
6.    Increasing Undergraduate Education in Primary Care
7.    Social research for Realistic Medicine
8.    The new model NHS Complaints Handling procedure (CHP) – analysis of the first year’s annual reports

Income Tax
9.    Tax Strategy Development Officer

10.    Cybercrime in Scotland
11.    Developing, Analysing and Disseminating the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey
12.    Dissecting Reconviction Rates
13.    Rapid Evidence Reviews on High Priority Justice Policy Areas

Local Government
14.    Evidencing New Scots Refugee Integration
15.    Local Government Finance Economics
16.    Local Government Reform
17.    Public Service Reform

Marine Scotland
18.    Review of Socio-economic Evidence on Marine Plastics and Litter

Office of the Chief Social Policy Adviser
19.    Developing qualitative accounts of social capital in Scotland

Rural & Environment
20.    Small farms in Scotland

Strategic Analysis
21.    Approaches to migrant integration – what can Scotland learn from other countries?
22.    Constitution, Freedom of Information and Intergovernmental Relations
23.    External Affairs – an Arctic Strategy for Scotland
24.    Family Migration
25.    Scotland’s Reputation – Nation Brand Index
26.    Trust in Government and Public Organisations

Strategy, Performance & Outcomes
27.    Implementing Scotland’s new National Outcomes
28.    Strategy Unit

Scottish Prison Service
29.    Recommendations for User Voice involvement and work based learning in SPS L&D
30.    To analyse the post-release employment status of recently released prisoners and post-release prisoner follow up system developed at HMP Castle Huntly
31.    Transformational Change within the Scottish Prison Service

Scottish Sentencing Council (SSC)
32.    Sexual offences court observation study
33.    Environmental and wildlife crime comparative fines analysis

34.    Leadership for the Public Health Workforce

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