Research Council Policy Internships Scheme


SPICe hosts a number of PhD students every year. Students are recruited via the Research Council Policy Internships Scheme.

SPICe works together with the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) at the UK Parliament, the Research and Information Service (RaISe) in the Northern Ireland Assembly, and the National Assembly for Wales Research Service, to select and interview potential candidates for Research Council United Kingdom internship placements. These placements are hosted by each of the four parliaments/assemblies. 

Students are expected to produce at least one briefing paper, participate in a policy inquiry and/or organise a policy event.

More details of the scheme can be found on the Research Council UK website: 

http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/skills/policy-internships-scheme/

Previous placement students


Kate Grant

March to June 2017

SB 17-69 How can we reduce obesity in Scotland?


Damon Davies 

January to March 2017

SB 17-22 Drug misuse

PE1637 on Prevention of ship-to-ship oil transfers and trust port accountability

 

Morgan Tatchell-Evans 

October to November 2016

SB 16-102 Implications for Leaving the EU - Forestry

SB 16-93 Scottish Forestry

 

Roseannah Murphy 

Autumn 2016

SB 16-76 Child and Adolescent Mental Health –Trends and Key Issues 

SB 16-75 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Legislation and Policy

 

Joe Ryan-Hume                 

Autumn-Winter 2015

SB 15-84 Food for Thought: Scotland and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

 

Samatha Pollock                   

Summer 2015

SB 15-38 International Perspectives on Land Reform

 

Declan Finney

Summer 2015

SB 15-40 Good for climate, good for health

 

Reuben Nowell

Spring 2014

SB 14-36 Mental Health in Scotland

 

Carla-Leanne Washbourne

Spring-Summer 2013

SB 13-41 Treatment options for residual waste

 

Alan Mueller

Spring-Summer 2013

SB 13-37 Pandemic Influenza (‘Flu’) 

 

Theresa Meacham                

Autumn 2012

SB 12-71 Renewable Energy: Community Benefit and Ownership

 

Gary Kerr                                

Summer 2012

SB 12-47 Climate Change-The Role of the Individual

 

Rudra Kapila

Spring-Summer 2012

SB 12-37 Offshore Renewable Energy

 

Susanna Ebmeier

Spring 2012

SB 12-28 Peatlands and Climate Change

SB 12-26 Climate Change and Health in Scotland

 

Lorna Street

Spring 2010

SB 10-33 Invasive Non-Native Species

 

John Dowens

Autumn-Winter 2008

SB 08-72 Climate Change: Emissions Trading

SB 08-37 Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry