Researcher Development Programme Internships

The College of Social Sciences Graduate School Researcher Development Programme offers a range of internship opportunities to our research students. These internships are paid and are designed to provide relevant workplace experience whilst supporting our students to develop a range of key transferable skills, in line with Domains B and D of the Researcher Development Framework‌. 

College of Social Sciences internship positions are advertised via the Internship Hub. Although RDP internships are generally located within specific schools, they are open to applications from any postgraduate research students from across the College of Social Sciences. If you are a student or staff member and have any queries about the College of Social Sciences RDP internships please contact the College Employability Officer.  

Current Opportunities:

Academic Peer Support Of Teaching Intern

Once staff complete the PGCAP, opportunities for peer observation of teaching decline with some staff neither observing others’ teaching nor being observed themselves. This project aims to create a supporting environment in the School whereby all academic teaching staff can observe another’s teaching and have their own observed.

The intern will be involved with the project from the beginning (September 2019) once it is agreed by the academics as to who is partnered with whom. Once this decision is made, the Internship Supervisor and intern will support staff in organizing observations (during the academic sessions in 2019/2020). Oral feedback will be provided by the observing academic on what was done well, and what could potentially make the teaching even better.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To draw on own initiative and judgement in completing the administrative duties associated with the delivery of the Academic Peer Support of Teaching project.
  2. To collect, analyse and present the research data related to the Academic Peer Support of Teaching project.
  3. To facilitate dates of staff peer observation, attend a selection of teaching across subjects and levels, speak to staff about their experience, and record where best practice and/or innovation has been observed.
  4. To work with the Academic Internship Supervisor to identify those incidences of best practice and innovation that could be shared within the School and within the College and University.
  5. To compile a list of recommendations for continuing the project in succeeding years.

The internship will take place from October 2019 to May 2020 and the intern will work for 3-4 hours per week for approximately 27 weeks.

To apply: https://glasgow.targetconnect.net/leap/jobSearch.html?id=44793&service=Careers+Service


Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network Intern

The Intern will support GRAMNet, under the supervision of the GRAMNet conveners, in two roles:

1. Providing conference organisational support for the GRAMNet 10 year anniversary conference March 2020. ( from November 2019 – March 2020).

2. Assisting with organisation of the annual PG and Staff CAMAS trip (overseeing logistics and practicalities) (trip planned for around May 2020)

 Main Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To work closely with the GRAMNet convening team working group on the conference organisation and all tasks related to event planning, including conference liaison, conference support, other administrative duties arising, and conference promotion across a range of platforms. (approx 60 hours).

    2. To support the planning of the CAMAS field trip (this will be job shared with another PG intern) as organised through GRAMNet, including overseeing organising activities for the workshops. (approx 17 hours).

    3. To liaise with David Wright, the GRAMNet Network administrator, on logistics for the CAMAS trip.

    4. To be an active member of the GRAMNet PG community and liaise with other PG interns as appropriate.

    5. To draw on initiative and judgement in completing administrative tasks related to the event.

 

The internship will take place from November 2019 to June 2020 for a total of 85 hours. The intern will work for 2-3 hours per week.

To apply:

https://glasgow.targetconnect.net/leap/jobSearch.html?id=45071&service=Careers+Service


Previous Opportunities:

School of Interdisciplinary Studies - Induction Process Intern

Please note that this role is based at the University's Dumfries Campus

The College of Social Sciences consists of five Schools: Education, Law, Interdisciplinary Studies, Social and Political Sciences, and the Adam Smith Business School.

The School of Interdisciplinary Studies is based on the University’s campus in Dumfries. It includes 50+ academic, research and MPA staff and a community of some 400 undergraduate and postgraduate students. Our staff profile is multi-disciplinary across the social and applied sciences, and the Humanities, with a strong international profile. SoIS is also home to the Crichton Institute and to the National Centre for Resilience: http://www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/socialsciences/

The purpose of this internship is to assist the School of Interdisciplinary Studies to implement a range of actions and activities designed to improve the induction process for new staff joining the School. This activity will support the outcomes from Athena Swan and staff surveys. The induction improvements to be realised through this project will address local, individual, School and regional induction needs to enhance the generic University induction process. This is in line with the University’s objectives in the area of attracting and retaining the best staff.

The post-holder will be supervised by the project lead and the Head of School Administration.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

With the support of, and under the supervision and guidance of the project lead and the Head of School Administration:

  • Prepare the finalised induction matrix for approval.
  • Create an induction template which will identify all induction elements, a timeline and key staff involved. This will be dependent on new staff function / job family.
  • Communicate with the key staff involved in induction to ensure they understand their role.
  • Revise the staff handbook and ensure essential information is available in various formats including paper and the web.
  • Create a post induction survey for new staff to review the effectiveness of the process.

This internship will be for 7 hours per week for 12 week and will start December/January

Rate of pay: £12.06 per hour

Starting month: January 2019

Working pattern: 7 hours per week for 12 weeks

Year group: Postgraduate researcher

Degree discipline: Any from College of Social Sciences

Closing date: 29 November 2018

For more information and to apply: https://glasgow.targetconnect.net/leap/jobSearch.html?id=36837&service=Careers+Service


School of Education - PGR Blogging Club Intern

To assist the Internship Supervisor in the administration and delivery of their proposed Researcher Development Programme project within the required timescales.

The PGR Blogging Club project aims to support and complement the formal writing structures that PGRs are given at the university, college and school levels, by offering further avenues that encourage informal writing collaborations between PGRs themselves and/or with their supervisors.

One internship position is available for the School of Education (SoE)’s PGR Blogging Club project. The intern will advertise the project, manage recruitment, offer point of contact for PGR students and supervisors, and monitor the project ‘outcomes’ for those participating. The aims of project are to:

  • Build an informal and thriving blog writing community within the School of Education;
  • Strengthen PGRs expression of one’s voice, thinking and reflective skills through blog writing that can facilitate general academic writing competencies;
  • Develop a sense of camaraderie and community among PGRs from various year levels;
  • Create an informal writing buddies scheme between PGRs from various groups (e.g. full-time and part-time, local and international); and
  • Encourage an informal collaboration between PGRs and their supervisors, and as a result create more opportunities for knowledge exchange.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Invite all SoE PGRs to take part in the Blogging Club.
  • Organise a session for interested PGRs to learn more about the benefits of being part of the Blogging Club and the support that the Internship Supervisor and the SoE PGR Community Building Team are able to provide.
  • Liaise with UofG’s PGR Development Blog in connection with potential blog themes.
  • Communicate with interested PGRs selected themes, timeline, word count, etc. as part of monitoring targets and meeting objectives.
  • Write two blog posts about involvement in this process and the potential benefits of a Blogging Club project for PGRs and their supervisors.
  • Liaise regularly with wider project team to update and ensure timely development and completion of project.

Rate of pay: £12.06 per hour

Starting month: November 2018

Working pattern: 5 hours per week for 17 weeks

Year group: Postgraduate researcher

Degree discipline: Any from College of Social Sciences

Closing date: 18 October 2018

For more information and to apply: https://glasgow.targetconnect.net/leap/jobSearch.html?id=34829&service=Careers+Service


School of Education - Resource Toolkit Intern

To assist the Internship Supervisor in the administration and delivery of their proposed Researcher Development Programme project within the required timescales.

This internship focuses on developing a resource toolkit for School of Education (SoE) PGR Students. There are numerous formal and informal professional development opportunities and resources available for postgraduate researchers (PGRs). However, student often have difficulty knowing where these learning opportunities exist or which resource to use. From our experience, supervisors are also often not aware of all the opportunities available or of the quality of these various resources. There is a need for signposting and advice for PGRs on whom to ask for help, when, and where.

This project aims to produce a resource toolkit focusing on two development areas, inspired by the Vitae Researcher Development Framework, that our PGRs are increasingly concerned about: (1) Communication and dissemination of research, and (2) Professional and career development. The project objectives include:

  • Gathering a list of questions relevant to SoE PGR professional development in these two areas, e.g., What conferences are available in this discipline? How do I turn my thesis into a publication? How can I plan for my future career?
  • Producing a comprehensive and collated list of relevant formal and informal opportunities and resources relevant to each of these questions, e.g., workshops, support websites, UofG Researcher Development Programme, research organisations, VITAE, books, and more.
  • Annotating the toolkit with advice from SoE PGRs and supervisors on how to effectively use these resources.
  • The toolkit will be presented creatively and efficiently, likely in electronic format, in the form of flow charts, diagrams, pamphlets, and/or annotated resource lists.

This toolkit is expected to help complement the dialogue between supervisors and PGRs in relation to training needs. At the end of the project, we will disseminate these resources to the SoE PGR Director, Supervisors, and PGRs.

Rate of pay: £12.06 per hour

Starting month: November 2018

Working pattern: 5 hours per week for 17 weeks

Year group: Postgraduate researcher

Degree discipline: Any from College of Social Sciences

Closing date: 18 October 2018

For more information and to apply: https://glasgow.targetconnect.net/leap/jobSearch.html?id=34825&service=Careers+Service


Adam Smith Business School - Concrete Garden Research Intern

To assist the Internship Supervisor in the administration and delivery of their proposed Researcher Development Programme project within the required timescales. This internship will support the achievement of project objectives in a study observing Concrete Garden and the practices within the organisation, as a means of improving practices and finding solutions to particular problems. The RDP intern will focus on human resource management issues and how sustainable long-term solutions can be achieved that will help in the achievement of the mission and strategic direction. Further opportunities exist that the intern may wish to get involved. It is expected that the intern should bring their own ideas to the role, and can help design their internship together with the academic mentor and the charity’s Project Manager.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

To draw on own initiative and judgement in completing all administrative duties associated with the delivery of the proposed project.

  • To collect, analyse and present research data related to the feasibility of an internship programme and consultancy activities.
  • To be responsible for the design and delivery of a range of digital and non-digital communications materials as related to the proposed project.
  • To work as an active member of the project team and liaise with and build relationships with both internal and external project partners.
  • To take responsibility for determining short-term priorities and prioritising work within a predetermined plan or schedule to meet project deadlines and appropriate standards, and to assist the Internship Supervisor in planning future work.
  • To become familiar with prior recommendations on organisational mission and refine mission if required.
  • To engage in the wider study (dependent on intern’s interests), which could involved for example workshop facilitation. 

Rate of pay: £12.06 per hour

Starting month: November 2018

Working pattern: Approximately 5 hours per week for 17 weeks

Year group: Postgraduate researcher

Degree discipline: Any from College of Social Sciences

Closing date: 18 October 2018

For more information and to apply: https://glasgow.targetconnect.net/leap/jobSearch.html?id=34823&service=Careers+Service


School of Culture & Creative Arts - PhD Intern

The purpose of this internship is to deliver workshops, marketing presentations, online webinars and social media activity showcasing collaborative research undertaken in the Music subject area.  The intern will be required to travel to present to stakeholders elsewhere in Europe.  Travel costs will be covered.

The intern will play a key role working closely with academic staff on the project Developing Spatial Tools with Incalcando. The work focuses on expanding the user base and commercial uptake of a software controller for spatial sound developed in collaboration with Glasgow-based SME Incalcando as part of their iOS app for mobile devices, Parat+ (http://incalcando.com). The intern will undertake training in the use of the app and will assist in its promotion and presentation to public and industry users, including internationally.

The post-holder will work in an integrated manner with a small team leading this project and will be supervised by the project lead/Dean of Graduate Studies.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Liaise with the lead academic and commercial partner to develop and deliver a programme of marketing and commercial activities for public and industry users.
  • Undertake training in the use and application of the software within a short timescale.
  • Create content for social media and the web to promote the software, such as live tweeting, event videos/podcasts, webinars.
  • Assist in the planning of industry liaison events and public engagement activities
  • Engage in industry liaison events and present to industry representatives, potentially including international travel at short notice.
  • Follow up with attendees by disseminating materials and collecting feedback.
  • Contribute to Impact case study development and delivery leading to REF and for review by the College Assessment Panel.
  • Travel in the UK and overseas in order to deliver promotional workshops and demonstrations.

Rate of pay: £15.70 per hour

Starting month: November 2018

Working pattern: 7 hours per week for 26 weeks

Year group: Postgraduate researcher

Degree discipline: College of Arts or College of Social Sciences

Closing date: 14 October 2018

For more information and to apply: https://glasgow.targetconnect.net/leap/jobSearch.html?id=34367&service=Careers+Service


School of Education - International & Comparative Education (ICE) Research Network Intern

A growing group of staff in the School of Education are working around the areas of international and comparative education, international development, migration, international students’ experiences, and student and staff mobility. From this informal group, there is a great potential for creating a network that will support the sharing of contacts and developing partnerships; research bids (especially within schemes such as Global Challenges and Industrial Strategies Challenge fund) and gather impact and promote publications in this field. Help is required in order to formalise this network.

 Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Creating spaces to hold interdisciplinary conversations with colleagues across the College and University working in areas related to international and comparative education
  • Working closely with early career and senior colleagues towards collaborative bids and publications
  • Organisng seminars and workshops in this area
  • Working with MPA staff who have experience and expertise in this area (eg Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degrees – IMAESC) to help expand PGT offer around ICE
  • Improving the learning environment of current PGR research in this area
  • Seeking financial support from SoE and CoSS to continue this development
  • Managing communication and social media, disseminating the work of the group and leading to public engagement
  • Helping to highlight the work of network members in the School through the website

 The intern will create a list of potential members, inviting them to join meetings, seminars and events and communicating information about the network with the specific tasks and timeframe described below:

 The internship will start in November and run until June 2019. The intern will work for around 3 hours per week for 29 weeks.

Rate of pay: £12.06 per hour

Starting month: November 2018

Working pattern: 3 hours per week for 29 weeks

Year group: Postgraduate researcher

Degree discipline: Any from College of Social Sciences

Closing date: 9 October 2018

For more information and to apply: https://glasgow.targetconnect.net/leap/jobs.html?id=33841&service=Careers+Service


School of Education - UNESCO Chair Ambassador & Affiliate Intern

To support the UNESCO Chair Arts hub Coordinator with development and facilitation of activities related to the UNESCO Chair Ambassadors & Affiliate Artists (AAA) Schemes.

To work as an active member of the project team and liaise with and build relationships with both internal and external project partners

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Liaise with the Unesco Chair Secretariat, Ambassadors and Artists directly to provide general event management assistance.
  • Develop and execute promotion strategy using Social Media / website to increase awareness and reach of AAA Schemes 
  • Generate content for website/social media (blogs, interviews, images, podcasts etc.) in pursuit of AAA Schemes promotion strategy
  • Assist The Unesco Secretariat to conduct a review of the first year of the AAA schemes, making recommendations for future iterations of the scheme and suggest other scheme types.

 

Rate of pay: £12.06 per hour

Starting month: December 2018

Working pattern: 3.5 hours per week for 24 weeks

Year group: Postgraduate researcher

Degree discipline: Any from College of Social Sciences

Closing date: 30 September 2018

For more information and to apply: https://glasgow.targetconnect.net/leap/jobSearch.html?id=32469&service=Careers+Service


School of Education - UNESCO Chair Spring School Intern

The intern will support the UNESCO Chair Coordinators with development and facilitation of activities related to the second annual UNESCO Chair Spring School in Glasgow (May 2019) and support the event evaluation.

The intern will interact with stakeholders to select and schedule workshops to generate the structure of an interdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder knowledge exchange event.

The intern will assist the UNESCO Chair team in development and execution of a strategy to promote the Spring School, taking charge of the UNESCO Chair social media account, and contributing to the GRAMNet blog as required.

The intern will prioritise event evaluation by devising an evaluation protocol, and execute this in partnership with the UNESCO Chair team at and after the Spring School.

The intern work as an active member of the project team and liaise with and build relationships with both internal and external project partners.

The intern will assist, where time resource allows, with preparations for an allied satellite event at UNESCO headquarters in Paris (April 2019).

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist with call development for Glasgow Spring School with UNESCO secretariat (5 hours)
  • Develop and implement Spring School social media promotion strategy (including schedule and content) (20 hours)
  • Assist in coordination of event schedule with secretariat and presenters (15 hours)
  • Manage Summer School workshop bookings using online tools (5 hours)
  • Facilitate Spring School Workshops (20 hours)
  • Develop and implement Spring School evaluation process, including follow-up with presenters and partner organisations (15 hours)
  • Assist with development of Paris Spring School with secretariat (5 hours)

The internship will start in January 2019 and run until June 2019. The intern will work for around 3.5 hours per week for 24 weeks. (A total of 85 hours). The  Intern will be required to work flexibly with the majority of the work to be undertaken during Spring School in May 2019

 

Rate of pay: £12.06 per hour

Starting month: January 2019

Working pattern: 3.5 hours per week for 24 weeks

Year group: Postgraduate researcher

Degree discipline: Any from College of Social Sciences

Closing date: 2 October 2018

For more information and to apply: https://glasgow.targetconnect.net/leap/jobSearch.html?id=32475&service=Careers+Service


School of Education - Sustainable Futures in Africa Intern

The Sustainable Futures in Africa (SFA) Network is an interdisciplinary collective that brings together researchers, educators, and communities of practice that acknowledge the situated and complex nature of practices and conceptions of sustainability. The Network aims to build understanding, research, and practice in socio-ecological sustainability in Africa.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Supporting, editing, proofing, and coordinating the emerging series of papers, reports, and public resources that are being produced across the network, to ensure the highest chance of successful publication outputs. (50% time).
  • Supporting the organisation of the third SFA network symposium which will take place in Kampala Spring 2019 (travel arrangements, development of symposium planning materials, communications). This will be a core task throughout the internship however this will take priority towards the end of the internship as the Symposium date nears. (25% time).
  •       Communications (both internally across the network and externally to the public and stakeholders) including social media, blogs, newsletters, reports, etc. This will be an ongoing task throughout the internship. (25% time).

The internship will start early November 2018 until end of February for a period of 16 weeks. The intern will work for 7 hours per week. The working day is flexible.

Rate of pay: £12.06 per hour

Starting month: November 2018

Working pattern: 7 hours per week for 16 weeks

Year group: Postgraduate researcher

Degree discipline: Any from College of Social Sciences

Closing date: 2 October 2018

For more information and to apply: https://glasgow.targetconnect.net/leap/jobSearch.html?id=32477&service=Careers+Service


Adam Smith Business School - "Research Methodology of the Future" Intern

In the timeframe 2015-2017, the PwC Chair in Digital Economy, a research team based at the Queensland University of Technology Business School (QUT) and funded by PwC, carried out 15 Innovation Sprints, design-led engagement initiatives aimed at delivering real world impact while applying Action Design Research methodologies (https://www.liquidinteractive.com.au/case-study/dsiti). The main client, and partner in the Sprints, was the Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation of the Queensland Government. Together with delivering tangible results (e.g., a new digital platform to streamline business applications: https://www.starting-a-cafe.services.qld.gov.au/#/) the Sprints allowed the research team to collect an extensive amount of data on end-users’ perceptions of public services. This created the opportunity for the team to further investigate if Innovation Sprints can be considered the research methodology of the future, as they simultaneously produced high impact deliverables and academic rigor. A former member of the team, Dr Ivano Bongiovanni has now joined the ASBS, but maintains his role as a researcher in the aforementioned multi-disciplinary, multi-country research project.

Facilitated by the intern, this research project will allow the ASBS to leverage the potential of innovative research methodologies (e.g. Action Design Research and Innovation Sprints) which could then be replicated for other projects, by other researchers in the School. Further, the internship will establish a first, formal partnership opportunity between the ASBS and the Chair in Digital Economy at QUT: a unique research team, the Chair’s competitive advantage lays in its outstanding achievements in the field of external engagement, multi-disciplinary activities and research with real-world impact, areas that have become a top priority for the ASBS.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Stimulate, where necessary, the consolidation of the existing dataset, resources and materials collected and produced by the research team during the Innovation Sprints.
  • Support the Supervisor in further progressing the research project, by helping with the literature review by sourcing appropriate references and publications.
  • Organise, coordinate, and participate in virtual meetings (Skype) with research team members in Australia (Chair in Digital Economy at QUT).
  • Explore the opportunity (e.g., feasibility, costs, design, technicalities) of creating a web platform (e.g., website, blog) representative of the research project, with live updates on its advancement, milestones, and key partners.
  • Coordinate and organise the research project’s activities, by supporting the research team and contributing in maintaining momentum for the project to achieve its goals.
  • Explore the opportunity to create a live platform for the communication and publication of the project’s updates.

The internship will start in October until the end of December and the intern will work for 4 hours per week.

Rate of pay: £12.06 per hour

Starting month: October

Working pattern: 4 hours per week for 12 weeks

Year group: Postgraduate researcher

Degree discipline: Any from College of Social Sciences

Closing date: 21 September 2018

For more information and to apply: https://glasgow.targetconnect.net/leap/jobs.html?id=32565&service=Careers+Service


Adam Smith Business School - "The Future of Higher Education" Intern

Universities are ‘high-level educational institutions in which students study for degrees and research is done’. Despite being unlikely to change in the next 10-20 years, this definition is currently being questioned by a number of global dynamics. The concept of Education-as-a-Service (EaaS ) summarises these dynamics, but maintains a focus on education delivery, which seems inadequate in the present days of user experience, value co-creation, and purpose-led innovation. Students, traditional ‘consumers’ of education, need a more prominent role in re-designing higher education.

In this internship, the intern will help Dr Ivano Bongiovanni create the conditions to hold a user-centric, multi-country student engagement experience (the ‘initiative’) in which students are tasked with designing their ‘Higher Education of the Future’. This initiative is planned to consist of two components (a series of design jams and a piece of research) and is currently being discussed by Dr Bongiovanni with academic partners in Australia and Italy, who have confirmed interest in participating. Given the early stage of the project, the intern will work with Dr Bongiovanni to explore all the practicalities of organising a research/engagement project. Based on timing, the intern may be required to help with managing the initiative (or parts of it) after its kick-off.

Rate of pay: £12.06 per hour

Starting month: October

Working pattern: 4 hours per week for 20 weeks

Year group: Postgraduate researcher

Degree discipline: Any from College of Social Sciences

Closing date: 21 September 2018

For more information and to apply: https://glasgow.targetconnect.net/leap/jobSearch.html?id=32567&service=Careers+Service


School of Social & Political Sciences - Engagement & Impact Intern

UofG, School of Social and Political Sciences - Engagement and Impact Intern

The GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC) is looking for Engagement and Impact interns to help deliver an interactive seminar series to showcase SHLC’s research ideas to a global audience as well as help identify evidence to showcase impact of the Centre.

The Engagement and Impact interns will play a key role in helping to raise the profile of the Centre, disseminate key research messages and ideas to a wider audience and identify how, where and why SHLC’s research and capacity strengthening activities matter.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support the design and delivery of public event series to support the knowledge exchange activities of a new international research centre exploring ‘sustainable cities’.
  • Research and identify research topics and speakers for public research seminar series.
  • Complete administrative duties associated with the delivery of the public event series, including booking appropriate public event space as well as coordinating webinar recording and logistics.
  • Create content for social media to promote public seminar series, such as live tweeting, event video/podcast.
  • Follow up with attendees by disseminating materials (presentations/event recording) and collecting feedback.
  • Liaise with and support Glasgow and international based academics to gather, organise and input evidence into the impact repository, including UKRI’s impact monitoring tool ‘ResearchFish’.
  • Create and share guidance on how to add evidence to the impact repository.
  • Assist the Centre in using impact evidence to write project evaluation reports.

Two internships are available. The internships will start on 1 October and end on 12 April. The interns will work for 3.5 hours per week (although more hours will be worked during weeks with events).

Rate of pay: £11.83 per hour

Starting month: October

Working pattern: 3.5 hours per week for 24 weeks

Year group: Postgraduate researcher

Degree discipline: Any from College of Social Sciences

Closing date: 22 August 2018

For more information and to apply: https://glasgow.targetconnect.net/leap/jobs.html?id=31797&service=Careers+Service


School of Interdisciplinary Studies - Knowledge Transfer and Exchange Event Intern

The School of Interdisciplinary Studies is based on the University’s campus in Dumfries. It includes 50+ academic, research and MPA staff and a community of some 400 undergraduate and postgraduate students. Our staff profile is multi-disciplinary across the social and applied sciences, and the Humanities, with a strong international profile. SoIS is also home to the Crichton Institute and to the National Centre for Resilience.

Based on our affiliation with GRAMNet in Glasgow, a group of academics at the UoG Dumfries campus will host a short film-festival focussed on global (and local) refugee and migrant themes. This event which will take place over the course of several days in June at the Robert Burns Centre in Dumfries, is intended to build relationships between interested academics, community organisations, and individuals who have experienced migration and refugee processes, with a much longer-term aim of strengthening the evidence base for this group locally.

The Intern’s duties are described in more detail below, but overall they will play a key role as event administrator/coordinator, and will be an important liaison between the organisers and community partners with an interest in taking part. They will also help to identify and make contact with potential film discussants, and help to prepare them for this role, being on hand throughout to ultimately help ensure that the film festival itself runs smoothly. The intern will also help to keep track of event expenses > £2k.

The internship is expected to take place between 9 April 2018 and 29 June 2018.

Rate of pay: £11.83 per hour

Starting month: April

Working pattern: 5 hours per week for 12 weeks

Year group: Postgraduate researcher

Degree discipline: Any from the College of Social Sciences

Closing date: 28 February 2018

For more information and to apply: https://glasgow.targetconnect.net/leap/jobSearch.html?id=25325&service=Careers+Service


School of Interdisciplinary Studies - HNC Articulation 'Mapping Learning' Intern

The following opportunity is exclusively available to UofG students via the Internship Hub. You must apply directly to Internship Hub via the link below.

The purpose of this internship is to support researcher development by enabling the intern to contribute to a study exploring the outcomes of curricula restructuring, HNC articulation and the assessment needs across a range of integrated programmes delivered at the School of Interdisciplinary Studies. The Intern will undertake collection and analyses of various data aimed at enhancing our understanding of these issues and with a view to enhancing the student experience overall. The post-holder will work in an integrated manner with a small team of academics leading this project and be supervised by the project lead/HoS.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the supervision and guidance of the project lead:

  • Undertake the administrative duties necessary for delivery of the study including arranging meetings and booking rooms etc.
  • Gather and analyse data as directed, identifying trends, drawing conclusions and producing reports as requested.
  • As part of a small team undertake a mapping exercise to determine the impact of course change on students’ curricula.
  • Undertake any other reasonable tasks which the Head of School and/or Project Lead requires.

 

Rate of pay: £11.83 per hour

Starting month: March

Working pattern: 7 hours per week for approximately 12 weeks

Year group: Postgraduate researcher

Degree discipline: Any from the College of Social Sciences

Closing date: 20 February 2018

For more information and to apply: https://glasgow.targetconnect.net/leap/jobSearch.html?id=25157&service=Careers+Service

 


School of Interdisciplinary Studies - Athena Swan Implementation Intern

The following opportunity is exclusively available to UofG students via the Internship Hub. You must apply directly to Internship Hub via the link below.

The purpose of this internship is to assist the School of Interdisciplinary Studies to implement a range of actions and activities designed to overcome specific challenges to promoting gender equality that are particular to the School and were identified in a recent, successful application for an Athena SWAN Bronze award.

The post-holder will be supervised by the project lead and Chair of the Athena SWAN Self- Assessment Team

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

With the support of, and under the supervision and guidance of the project lead:

  • Undertake the administrative duties necessary for delivery of the project.
  • Review, update and promote the School’s Athena SWAN webpages and establish an on-line forum.
  • Create a PGR culture survey for annual use.
  • Devise an annual process to collect admission and progression data for our Summer School for Access and HNC Articulation route.
  • Establish a process for annual collation of data on the gender split in applications, conversion, progression and completion rates.
  • Gather and review course grades awarded to individuals within two cohorts across 3 degree programmes to identify any dips in attainment.
  • Support the implementation of awareness raising / support activities to encourage UG → PGT/PGR progression.
  • Devise a series of events aimed at enabling staff to share their external activities

Rate of pay: £11.83 per hour

Starting month: March

Working pattern: 7 hours per week for approximately 12 weeks

Year group: Postgraduate researcher

Degree discipline: Any from the College of Social Sciences

Closing date: 20 February 2018

For more information and to apply: https://glasgow.targetconnect.net/leap/jobSearch.html?id=25159&service=Careers+Service

 


School of Education - Going Walkabout Project Intern

Role Description

Two internships are available. The interns will work for approximately 2.5 hours each per week for 12 weeks. The internship will start in February and will be completed by April.

The purpose of the project is to connect International PhD students and their supervisors with the city scape to enhance relationships and broaden research horizons.

The interns will facilitate/advertise the project, manage recruitment, launch the project, offer a point of contact for PGR students and supervisors, outreach to partner organisations (museum, exhibition contacts) and monitor the project in terms of ‘outcomes’ for those participating. The aims of project are to:

  1. Encourage PGR students to learn more about how lived experiences can be conveyed through exhibitions, guided tours and archives (5 ‘walkabout tours’ have been identified).
  2. To expose our increasingly international cohort of PhD students to the story of Glasgow and wider Scotland across themes such as social justice, industrialisation, health and wellbeing.
  3. To create more discussion and meeting opportunities for PhD students across schools and colleges to come together to talk about their research interests and research.
  4. To expose PGR students and academic supervisors to a wider set of stakeholders and professional networks who may benefit from their research, now and in the future.
  5. To enhance opportunities for external organisations to learn more about PGR research and the wider research culture within our University.
  6. Liaise regularly with the wider project team to update and ensure timely development and completion of the project.

 Main Duties and Responsibilities:

The main activities of the role are:

  • Interns will be involved in meeting with tour partners for initial discussion, arranging and booking the walkabout tours – tour partners identified include Glasgow Women’s Library, Glasgow Central Station Tour, GOMA. Five ‘walkabout’ sessions to be planned.
  • Compilation of discussion/reading resources that directly relate to our external visits and which can be used to structure ‘walkabout’ and stimulate discussion across disciplines.
  • Coordinate advertising and recruitment for tours (target group is international PhD students and their supervisor(s).
  • Point of contact for ‘walkabout’ participants on day of tour and ensuring smooth running visit to tour partners.
  • Setting up the evaluation/monitoring of project and recruiting interested PhD students (International) and their respective first supervisor.
  • Design and implementation of evaluation/monitoring of project.
  • Presentation of project outcomes at Learning and Teaching Conference 2019.

Rate of pay: £11.83 per hour

Starting month: February

Working pattern: 2.5 hours per week for 12 weeks

Year group: Postgraduate researcher

Degree discipline: Any from College of Social Sciences

Closing date: 26 January 2018

For more information and to apply: https://glasgow.targetconnect.net/leap/jobSearch.html?id=23895&service=Careers+Service


School of Social and Political Sciences - GRAMNet Intern

Role Description

This post is for a GRAMNet intern to work alongside KE partners, academics, GRAMNet administrator, social media co-ordinator and postgraduates to promote and organise the events as part of the GRAMNet Refugee Week Research Strand for 2018. In particular this will provide a named liaison with the Scottish Refugee Council and Refugee Week planning activities in order to consolidate a programme for Refugee Week 2018 through GRAMNet and at the University. It will also allow the intern important development opportunities working with the GRAMNet social media co-ordinator and GRAMNet convenors to contribute to the highly successful social media profile (which reaches an extremely wide and diverse audience including Ministers in Government) using GRAMNet Facebook, twitter and blog sites as appropriate. Finally the intern will offer peer administrative and organisational support to the GRAMNet PG network in the development of the fourth annual GRAMNet PG residential at CAMAS, Isle of Mull. This 3-4 day event involves PG students, academics, activists and staff of GRAMNet KE partners focusing on aspects of self-care, ethics and resilience raised by research with vulnerable groups and those directly affected by trauma, conflict and persecution.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Functional lead for all GRAMNet activities related to Refugee Festival in 2018 working with KE partners, community groups, venues, publicity, design, administration, PG networks and KE partners.
  • Organisation and administrative support to GRAMNet PG convenors in developing PG residential event for 2018.  Liaising with wider PG community, inviting attendees from KE partners and senior academics, facilitating development of a coherent programme of activities, co-ordinating with CAMAS team; liaising with GRAMNet administrator regarding budget, giving PG convenors opportunity to learn how to use dedicated support and delegate tasks.
  • Supporting GRAMNet social media convenor and working with other GRAMNet PGs, academic and KE members to administer website, Facebook, twitter, blog and other social media activities.  Planning, managing and supporting contributions to GRAMNets regular blog, facilitating the further development of specific blog pages (eg film series, bookclub, research week) and ensuring the wider dissemination of blogs and other posts.
  • To draw on own initiative and judgement in completing all administrative duties associated with the preparation and delivery of the proposed project.
  • To work as an active member of the project team and liaise with and build relationships with both internal and external project partners.
  • To take responsibility for determining short-term priorities and prioritising work within a pre-determined plan or schedule to meet project deadlines and appropriate standards, and to assist the Internship Supervisor in planning future work.

Rate of pay: £11.83 per hour

Starting month: February

Working pattern: 4-5 hours per week for 20 weeks

Year group: Postgraduate researcher

Degree discipline: Any from College of Social Sciences

Closing date: 23 January 2018

For more information and to apply: https://glasgow.targetconnect.net/leap/jobSearch.html?id=23813&service=Careers+Service

 


MOOC Mapping Framework Intern

Role Description

To contribute to the development and production of a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) Mapping Framework report which may be publishable.  The postholder will be required to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this project.

The work will be undertaken under the supervision and direction of the CoSS Learning and Innovation Officer and with appropriate support provided in relation to effective interview techniques, approach to thematic analysis and in writing up the findings for dissemination.

This post will comprise the following activities:

  • Brief literature review into the role of MOOC design mapping frameworks used in Higher Education, with some focus on content mapping in general.
  • Conduct and audio-recording of online interviews with cross-institutional participants who have used our framework.
  • Verification of interview transcripts for accuracy against the original recording, correcting as appropriate.
  • Thematic analysis of data.
  • Writing up of findings into a report format.

 Main Duties & Responsibilities

  1. To contribute to the planning and conduct assigned research within the boundaries of the projects as identified in the associated ethics application.
  2. To produce an annotated bibliography, taking responsibility to locate and analyse sources which will contribute to the report literature review .
  3. To effectively contribute to the production of a publishable report based on the research findings in partnership with the project lead.
  4. Manage individual workload activities in a timely and efficient manner with the framework of the agreed project.
  5. Provide authoritative input to the design of the qualitative research questions.
  6. To schedule and conducted semi-structured student interviews online using Skype (anticipated duration 15-25 minutes each), and for these interviews to be audio-recorded, sent for transcription, and the transcripts verified for accuracy.
  7. To thematically analyse interview transcripts results, compare and contrast data sets, and produce summary outputs in written format to be included within the report.
  8. Contribute to the presentation of work under the guidance of the College of Social Sciences Learning Innovation Officer in producing a report fit for publication which will develop and enhance the research profile of the University.
  9. Contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan, Glasgow 2020 – A Global Vision http://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_180610_en.pdf

 Interviews will take place from 14:00 on Tuesday 23rd January.

 Rate of pay: £15.40 per hour

Starting month: February

Working pattern: 5-6 hours per week for 24 weeks

Year group: Postgraduate researcher (PhD) only

Degree discipline: Any from College of Social Sciences

Closing date: 18 January 2018

For more information and to apply: https://glasgow.targetconnect.net/leap/jobSearch.html?id=22693&service=Careers+Service


Raise the Roof Productions - Development Research Intern

Raise the Roof is an established and well respected independent TV production company based in Glasgow. We specialise in features, factual entertainment and factual television programmes that have high production values, ambition and scale.

Great story telling and creativity are at the heart of what we do. Our development team work hard to generate new ideas, concepts and series and are central to the growth of our business. We are offering an eight week, full time paid internship in our Specialist Factual Development team.

Specialist factual is the television genre that explores and explains the world. Specialist factual programmes tell great personal stories, but they go beyond that and explain how and why things work to make us think differently about the world. The genre covers a range of subjects including science, history, arts and religion.  Good examples of big specialist factual success stories are the BBC’s Blue Planet IIHow To Stay Young, The 15 Billion Pound Railway, Afterlife: The Strange Science of Decay,  and Channel 4’s Inside Nature’s Giant’s: The Elephant, Drugs Live, The Stranger on The Bridge, Live From Space.

We are currently focused on developing new Specialist Factual ideas in a wide variety of scientific areas including health, technology and engineering. Our intern will be using his/her knowledge, research and skills to come up with fresh ideas, concepts and potential series formats for television.

While working with our development team, the candidate will also gain an overview of the industry, the process of how television is made, the various channels and our audiences, along with gaining experience of project and time management.

Communication is the key and our ideal candidate will already have excellent verbal and written communication skills that include the ability to explain complex ideas in simple and engaging ways. He/she must have a desire and a passion to convey to the wider public some of the most dynamic recent scientific research and concepts. Much of this might not be within their specialism, nevertheless a keenness to get across a wide range of subject matters and genres will be key.  As a result, he/she will be given an opportunity to develop these skills in the role in order to translate the latest scientific research and thinking into engaging, entertaining and informative television. The candidate will gain an understanding of how to write and distil scientific concepts and research into pitch proposals for television.

The intern will be working closely with our Specialist Factual Development Executive.

Rate of pay: £8.57 per hour

Starting month: January 2018

Working pattern: Full time for 8 weeks

Year group: Postgraduate researcher

Degree discipline: we are particularly interested in: criminology, psychology, gerontology, forensics, neuroscience, medicine, biology, bio-science, bio-chemistry, engineering, material science.

Closing date: 7 December 2017

For more information and to apply: https://glasgow.targetconnect.net/leap/jobs.html?id=22337&service=Careers+Service

 


School of Social & Political Sciences - Politics Student Engagement Intern

The following opportunity is exclusively available to UofG students via the Internship Hub. You must apply directly to Internship Hub via the link below.

Role Description

The Politics subject is aiming to improve its practices in terms of student engagement. We aim to accomplish this by organising social and extracurricular Politics events, by improving co-operation with student organisations relevant to Politics and student representatives, by disseminating information regarding student and staff activities via Moodle, e-mail and social media and by organising field trips.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The intern will assist the Politics subject with the day-to-day running and implementation of the aims stated above. In particular the intern will liaise with the Deputy Head of Politics and the Politics Honours coordinator to undertake the following tasks over the course of the AY 2018 2019:

1. Assist in the dissemination of information on Politics events (on a weekly basis):

  • Develop the reach of the Politics Facebook page among Honours students.
  • Select among academic, career-related, extracurricular and social events related to Politics and International Relations initiated by students, staff, societies, local civil society and University services during term time and disseminate among the Politics student and staff community via Moodle, e-mail and social media.

2. Assist in improving co-operation between Politics students and staff by helping to organise one meeting per semester between Politics staff, student societies and Politics reps dedicated to student engagement (2 times in the AY). The intern will use their judgement to identify the most relevant student societies and take initiative in contacting them, liaising with them and consulting with them in order to inform the Politics subject's strategy for improving student engagement.

3. Assist in the organisation of Politics events related to student engagement such as the Year 2 Politics Honours Fair, the Politics Honours pub quiz, the Politics Honours Dissertation hand-in reception (3 times in the AY). The intern, in co-operation with the Deputy Head of Politics and the Politics Honours coordinator, will take initiative in designing the format of the Honours Fair, a new event introduced in order to inform students in the academic offer of Politics Honours and engage them in dialogue with members of staff; in liaising with different parties, Politics students, Student Societies relevant to Politics and Politics staff in a charity event (Politics Pub Quiz) and assist in organising the Politics Dissertation Hand-in Reception.

4. Organise, with the guidance of staff in Politics, local field trips for students. The intern will assist in consulting with the students as to the preferred destinations for these trips, be the main point of contact for students, have responsibility for liaising with the organisations visited (i.e. the Scottish Parliament, the European Institutions offices in Edinburgh) and for organising the trip programmes; they will assist in making travel arrangements and manage a small budget. They will hold brief follow-up meetings with students at the end of these trips.

Rate of pay: £11.83 per hour

Starting month: January 2018

Working pattern: 3 hours per week for 28 weeks

Year group: Postgraduate researcher

Degree discipline: Any from College of Social Sciences

Closing date: 26 November 2017

For more information and to apply: https://glasgow.targetconnect.net/leap/jobs.html?id=22255&service=Careers+Service


School of Education - Teachingjobs Evaluation Intern

Role Description
The intern will make a contribution to the project: Showing; Not Telling-developing modelled feedback within a hybridised formative/summative assessment structure.  Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in the area of assessment feedback. The post-holder will also be required to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To draw on own initiative and judgement in completing all administrative duties associated with the delivery of the proposed project.
  • To collect, analyse and present research data related to the proposed project.
  • To design, deliver and review all events and meetings associated with the proposed project.
  • To be responsible for the design and delivery of a range of digital and non-digital communications materials as related to the proposed project.
  • To work as an active member of the project team and liaise with and build relationships with both internal and external project partners.
  • To take responsibility for determining short-term priorities and prioritising work within a predetermined plan or schedule to meet project deadlines and appropriate standards, and to assist the Internship Supervisor in planning future work.

Rate of pay: £11.83 per hour

Starting month: December 2017

Working pattern: 5-6 hours per week for 17 weeks

Year group: Postgraduate researcher

Degree discipline: Any from College of Social Sciences

Closing date: 24 November 2017

For more information and to apply: https://glasgow.targetconnect.net/leap/jobSearch.html?id=22245&service=Careers+Service


School of Social & Political Sciences - International Relations Study Trip Intern

The following opportunity is exclusively available to UofG students via the Internship Hub. You must apply directly to Internship Hub via the link below.

Role Description

The project aims at supporting the Convenor of the MSc/MRes programmes in International Relations (IR), in planning, organising, conducting, and evaluating a study trip to EU institutions and international organisations in Brussels as part of our IR programme. The project comes in four stages:

(1) During the initial planning stage (Nov/Dec 2017), the PhD intern will identify and approach institutions in Brussels, such as the European Parliament, the Commission, NATO, and others to scope possibilities of what they can offer in terms of talks, workshops, and site visits, but also in terms of financial support. The student would also liaise with staff in the School/College who are currently/or have in the past organised similar events to learn from best practice and leverage existing contacts and networks. I expect the weekly workload during these two months to be fairly light (2 hours/ week), as it will mainly involve meetings with University staff, online research, and communication with potential host organisations.

 

(2) The main organisation stage of the trip will take place from January to March 2018, which will involve finalising the programme, planning the budget, making travel arrangements, as well as communication with host organisations, participating students, and University services. The workload will be much higher during these months amounting to 4 hours/week.

 

(3) The 3/4-day study trip to Brussels is scheduled for mid-April 2018, after the Easter holidays. The student would help with the logistics in Brussels and the media strategy, i.e., covering the trip on Facebook and Twitter.

 

(4) The final evaluation stage takes place in the two weeks after the trip (end April 2018) and will require the PhD intern to implement a brief survey about what student participants liked/disliked about the trip and to write a short summary report to help with future planning.

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify, approach, and communicate with various organisations in Brussels and scope possibilities for site visits, talks, workshops, and financial support.
  • Put together a trip programme, communicate it to students, liaise with relevant University offices, and handle administrative tasks, including travel arrangements.
  • Join students and the internship supervisor on the study trip to Brussels and help with the logistics during the visit, including social media coverage.
  • Design, implement, and analyse a student satisfaction survey after the trip.
  • Help with end-of-project documentation and prepare a brief report with lessons learned and relevant information to facilitate future planning.

 

Rate of pay: £11.83 per hour

Starting month: November

Working pattern: 2 hours per week (Nov/Dec) then 4 hours per week (Jan-Apr) for 26 weeks

Year group: Postgraduate researcher

Degree discipline: Any from College of Social Sciences

Closing date: 9 November 2017

For more information and to apply: https://glasgow.targetconnect.net/leap/jobs.html?id=21745&service=Careers+Service


UNESCO Chair - Arts Hub and Summer School Intern

UNESCO Chair - Arts Hub and Summer School Intern

The following opportunity is exclusively available to UofG students via the Internship Hub. You must apply directly to Internship Hub via the link below.

The UNESCO Chair hosted within the School of Education at the University of Glasgow will undertake a programme of work focused on multilingual knowledge exchange in the area of refugee and humanitarian protection, with a focus on fostering integration through creative and cultural expressions.

Chair activities will take place in collaboration with the University of Glasgow’s Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet) and its wide range of international researchers, artists, public and third sector organisations, NGOs, migrants and refugees.

Role Description

To assist the Internship Supervisor in the administration and delivery of their proposed Researcher Development Programme project within the required timescales.

This internship will support the preparation and delivery of Arts hub activities linked to the UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration though Languages and the Arts project, as well as development and maintenance of our Social Media presence over the course of the 2017/18 academic session. The Internship will support the collection and curation of a range of arts outputs from the Chair Programme. In particular the internship will support planning of activities linked to a large scale knowledge exchange Summer School at New Lanark planned for early May 2018, as well as supporting the event evaluation.

Milestones and Tasks:

  • Project management: development of material to promote New Lanark Summer School with UNESCO Chair team.  Acting as functional lead for select elements of the Summer School (working with KE partners, community groups, CoSS academics, venues, publicity, design, administration) (15 hours)
  • Managing Summer School workshop bookings - (10 hours)
  • Development of evaluation for Summer School Workshops (10 hours)
  • Facilitation at and evaluation of Summer School Workshops, including follow-up with partner organisations (22 hours)
  • Development of online project resources and tools for the constituency of users internationally and in Scotland, especially through Social Media (10 hours)
  • Collection and curation of Arts hub outputs (15 hours)
  • Management of UNESCO Chair Twitter (5 hours)

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To work as an active member of the project team to assist in the development of material to promote New Lanark Summer School.
  • Use own initiative and judgement in the creative promotion of the Summer School workshop, and the management of bookings.
  • To help in the design, delivery, collection and analysis of Summer School workshop evaluations.
  • To liaise and build relationships with arts hub colleagues and external project partners to facilitate arts based activities during the Summer School workshops as appropriate.
  • Use initiative and judgement in the management of the UNESCO Chair social media presence.
  • Use creativity and initiative to act as functional lead for elements of the Summer School, with support from UNESCO Chair colleagues as appropriate.

Rate of pay: £11.93 per hour

Starting month: January 2018

Working pattern: 5 hours per week for 20 weeks

Year group: Postgraduate researchers

Degree discipline: Any from the College of Social Sciences

Closing date: 25 October 2017

For more information and to apply: https://glasgow.targetconnect.net/leap/jobs.html?id=21011&service=Careers+Service


Knowledge Exchange and Impact Evidence Support Intern

The following opportunity is exclusively available to UofG students via the Internship Hub. You must apply directly to Internship Hub via the link below.

The successful candidate will join the College Research Support Office for the College of Social Sciences.  In its short 18-month-existence the CRSO has rooted, grown together and blossomed in an extraordinary outburst of energy and creativity. In doing so, it has turned around how research, knowledge exchange, and impact are thought about among Glasgow’s social scientists, and how the social sciences are regarded across Glasgow’s broad campus.

Role Description

The intern will work for approximately 7 hours per week. The start date will be no later than 6 November and a total of 261 hours will be worked.

The University's Enlighten repository is undergoing the last round of development and will be launched during the summer. The College of Social Sciences has an urgent need to increase the evidence held in the Impact repository, in particular in the context of the Interim Impact Reviews in preparation for the next REF, see http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/rsio/ref/interimreviews/.

The role of this internship has two purposes.  One is that of supporting the Research Impact Officer (RIO) to gather, organise and input impact evidence from selected academics into the Impact Repository.  The second purpose is to support the development of training for all staff so that they can deposit their own evidence into the Impact repository.

 Main Duties and Responsibilities:

The main activities of the role are:

  • Assisting the RIO in successfully gathering, organising and inputting impact evidence from selected academics into the Impact Repository
  • Organising and coordinating meetings with academic staff from different Schools
  • Gathering relevant impact evidence from academics and organising it in both hard copy and electronic form
  • Inputting data into the Impact Repository, after training by relevant Library Staff
  • Promotion and advertisement to target audiences and communicating upcoming evidence gathering support to suitable audiences.
  • Selected academics will likely be working with multiple competing demands. PhD Intern must be accommodating and friendly.
  • Maintain an oversight of task deadlines as appropriate to ensure support to maximum possible number of academics.
  • Support UoG staff to access the appropriate internal or external expertise/services in order to curate activities/materials for reporting on impact evidence

 

Rate of pay: £11.83 per hour

Starting month: October/November

Working pattern: 7 hours per week for 37 weeks

Year group: Postgraduate researcher

Degree discipline: Any from the College of Social Sciences

Closing date: 29 September 2017

For more information and to apply: https://glasgow.targetconnect.net/leap/jobs.html?id=19789&service=Careers+Service


Ketso Workshop Intern

College of Social Sciences – Ketso Workshop Intern

The following opportunity is exclusively available to UofG students via the Internship Hub. You must apply directly to Internship Hub via the link below.

 Role Description

The intern will work for approximately 5 hours per week. The start date will be no later than 1 November and a total of 87 hours will be worked.

Increasing demand for facilitation and educational workshops has been a feature of RCUK funded project work in the School of Education and College of Social Sciences, not least with the development of the East End initiative and with interdisciplinary research projects and networks. This internship will support the reparation and delivery of participatory works, some of which will use and develop ‘Ketso’ methods and tools, over the course of the academic session 2017-18. In particular projects linked to the UNESCO Chair  for Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts will be of particular focus for the internship, with a focus on the preparation and reporting from participatory workshops and seminars, as well as other relevant events. Ketso is a hands-on tool for creative engagement which has been used for public engagement, teaching and learning, planning, research funding, strategic review and for research with a range of knowledge exchange partners of the school of education.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

The main activities of the role are:

  • Managing the participatory and Ketso workshop bookings (5 hours)
  • Preparing and facilitating in stake holder knowledge exchange organisations together with key members of academic staff and with GU students as appropriate (15 hours)
  • Training in and running training sessions for Ketso usage (10 hours)
  • Reporting results of workshops and using database templates as well as social media reporting (30 hours)
  • Cleaning and packing Ketso kits after use. (10 hours)
  • Reviewing online project resources and tools for the constituency of users internationally and in Scotland, especially through Social Media  and connected to GRAMNet (47 hours)

 

Rate of pay: £11.83 per hour

Starting month: November

Working pattern: 5 hours per week for 34 weeks

Year group: Postgraduate researcher

Degree discipline: Any PhD from College of Social Sciences

Closing date: 11 October 2017

For more information and to apply: https://glasgow.targetconnect.net/leap/jobs.html?id=20735&service=Careers+Service


School of Education - PhD Seminar Series Intern

UofG, School of Education - PhD Seminar Series Intern

The following opportunity is exclusively available to UofG students via the Internship Hub. You must apply directly to Internship Hub via the link below.

The intern will be responsible for assisting the Internship Supervisor in the administration and delivery of their proposed Researcher Development Programme project within the required timescales.

The assumption that theoretical and methodological apparatus developed in the Global North can be equally productive in the Global South is not only problematic in the epistemological sense; it also fails to recognize the specific needs, interests and capacities of local actors and communities, as well as the hierarchies and inequalities generated and reproduced across colonial and post-colonial power relationships. While critical perspectives on international development are able to unveil the risks associated with uncritically deploying the mainstream conceptual toolbox of the Global North in the Global South, they do not offer clear routes and guidelines for forming emancipatory frameworks and de-colonising methodologies.

The PhD seminar series will bring together a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives on these challenges and will encourage doctoral students across the College of Social Sciences to share and learn from each other’s plans, experiences, and concerns when doing research on international development in the Global South. The seminars will also offer doctoral students the opportunity to interact with more experienced researchers from different disciplines and institutions. The seminars are expected to cover a range of issues pertinent to theoretical frameworks, research designs, methods and techniques in a wide range of session formats (e.g. individual presentations, panels, debates, Q&A, campfires, etc.).

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • To work with academic supervisors designing the programme of the PhD seminar series.
  • To contact speakers and book rooms for each session (10 sessions)
  • To follow up with participants by disseminating materials and collecting feedback.
  • To update website/social media and communications.

 The intern will be coordinating the seminars, with the specific tasks and timeframe described below: 

Months

Task

Hours

November– December:

 

Work with academic supervisors designing the programme, contacting speakers and booking rooms.

 

25

January –June:

 

 

Organization of the seminars, preparation of materials for each session (10 sessions) and follow-up with participants.

45

Ongoing:

Update website/social media and communications

17

 

 

TOTAL HOURS: 87

Rate of pay: £11.83 per hour

Starting month: November 2017

Working pattern: Varied hours per week for 35 weeks (87 hours in total)

Year group: Postgraduate researchers

Degree discipline: Any from College of Social Sciences

Closing date: 12 October 2017

For more information and to apply: https://glasgow.targetconnect.net/leap/jobs.html?id=20669&service=Careers+Service

 


Examining Gender in Higher Education Network Social Media Intern

The following opportunity is exclusively available to UofG students via the Internship Hub. You must apply directly to Internship Hub via the link below.

 The EGHE (Examining Gender in Higher Education) Network has a vacancy for a Social Media Intern, to maintain the network’s presence on social media (in particular twitter).

 The network currently consists of academics from the University of Glasgow and based in universities in Uganda, The Gambia, and Rwanda, and/or working for the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), a pan-African NGO concerned with gender equality issues in education across the African continent.

 The network started in January 2017 and has funding from the ESRC’s Global Challenges Research Fund  for 18 months, supporting a small amount of literature-based reviews by network members on issues relating to women’s experience and success at university in the network countries.

The network is establishing a web presence in order to help promote its work and develop contacts with relevant groups and individuals in academia, policy and practice. The Social Media Coordinator will play a key role in:

  • developing links and engaging with other relevant social media user organisations and individuals across academia, policy and practice via twitter
  • helping disseminate news and information from the network via twitter,
  • re-tweeting relevant news/information from other user organisations and individuals

It would thus be beneficial for applicants to be fully conversant with twitter and also have some grounding in/interest in aspects of the research area the network covers.

The role will be an ongoing regular one throughout the life of the project, although it is envisaged that initial work in November-December will focus on developing links/establishing a social media presence for the network on twitter, and from Jan-May 2018 the focus is likely to shift more towards disseminating findings/ publicising outputs and activities from the network and its members, as well as continuing to maintain the links that have been developed.

 

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  1. To develop links and engage with other relevant social media user organisations and individuals across academia, policy and practice via twitter
  2. To help disseminate news and information from the network via twitter
  3. To re-tweet relevant news/information from other user organisations and individuals
  4. To draw on own initiative and judgement in completing all duties associated with the co-ordination of the network’s social media activities
  5. To work as an active member of the project team and liaise with and build relationships with both network members, associate network members and other interested individuals/groups as appropriate

 

Rate of pay: £11.83 per hour

Starting month: November 2017

Working pattern: 3 hours per week for 29 weeks

Year group: Postgraduate researcher

Degree discipline: Any from the College of Social Sciences

Closing date: 2 October 2017

For more information and to apply: https://glasgow.targetconnect.net/leap/jobs.html?id=20063&service=Careers+Service


Enhancing International PhD Students' Experience - Project Intern

The following opportunity is exclusively available to UofG students via the Internship Hub. You must apply directly to Internship Hub via the link below.

 Building on a few research projects on successful international students’ experience, the Internship Supervisor is embarking on some innovative projects:

  1. a) ESRC-IAA funded mentoring initiative for international PhD students;
  2. b) UKCGE-funded event entitled ‘Enhancing the Student Experience for International Doctoral Students’;
  3. c) a UKCISA-funded project*, which considers University of Glasgow PhD alumni’s retrospective insights on their international PhD experience.


The intern’s involvement in these interlinked projects will involve the following tasks:

  • To manage the UofG mentoring initiative aimed to assist international first-year PhD students’ academic, institutional or cultural-related transition. This will entail leadership, enthusiasm, good communication, and minimal but regular liaison with (a maximum of 12) small supportive groups via email, telephone and/or face-to-face communication (30 hours).
  • To assist the PI’s team in the organisation of the UK-wide UKCGE-funded event ‘Enhancing the Student Experience for International Doctoral Students’ scheduled on the 28th November 2017, Glasgow. This involves liaison with the key stakeholders, invited speakers and delegates in helping ensure successful delivery of this important event (26 hours).
  • To work closely with the PI of the UKCISA-funded research, with a specific focus on desk research. The Intern will undertake invaluable research training pertaining to the conduct of a rigorous review of key publications by using a designated template to assist report-writing as well as writing an academic article for peer review (28 hours).

 

*Results to confirm that the UKCISA project is funded will be known on 4th September 2017. Since these projects are closely interlinked, if the UKCISA project is not obtained, the desk research element will equally support in preparing the UKCGE-funded report.

*The Intern will write two blog posts on transferable skills and invaluable work experience obtained from the internship experience and/or present this experience at the School of Education PGR seminar.


Main duties and responsibilities:

  1. To draw on own initiative and judgement in completing all administrative duties associated with managing a mentoring initiative, organisation of UofG-UKCGE event, and a review of relevant empirical studies for an academic article.
  2. To design, deliver and review the meetings and events associated with the interlinked projects, under the guidance of the Principal Investigator (PI) and team.
  3. To work as an active member of the PI’s team by liaising with and building relationships with both internal (particularly with students whose first language is not English) and external project partners associated with the interlinked projects.
  4. To contribute to the desk research-related tasks in preparation for report-writing and publication of a peer-reviewed academic article.
  5. To collect, analyse and present/share research insight/data related to these interlinked projects, e.g. two blog posts, PgR seminars.
  6. To take responsibility for determining short-term priorities and prioritising work within a predetermined plan or schedule to meet project deadlines and appropriate standards, as well as to assist the PI in planning future work.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

The main activities of the role are:

  • Assisting the RIO in successfully gathering, organising and inputting impact evidence from selected academics into the Impact Repository
  • Organising and coordinating meetings with academic staff from different Schools
  • Gathering relevant impact evidence from academics and organising it in both hard copy and electronic form
  • Inputting data into the Impact Repository, after training by relevant Library Staff
  • Promotion and advertisement to target audiences and communicating upcoming evidence gathering support to suitable audiences.
  • Selected academics will likely be working with multiple competing demands. PhD Intern must be accommodating and friendly.
  • Maintain an oversight of task deadlines as appropriate to ensure support to maximum possible number of academics.
  • Support UoG staff to access the appropriate internal or external expertise/services in order to curate activities/materials for reporting on impact evidence

 

Rate of pay: £11.83 per hour

Starting month: November 2017

Working pattern: 3.5 hours per week for 24 weeks

Year group: Postgraduate researcher

Degree discipline: Any from the College of Social Sciences

Closing date: 2 October 2017

For more information and to apply: https://glasgow.targetconnect.net/leap/jobs.html?id=20079&service=Careers+Service


Knowledge Exchange Event Management Intern

The following opportunity is exclusively available to UofG students via the Internship Hub. You must apply directly to Internship Hub via the link below.

We are a small but mighty team in the research support office. The ‘Support’ in our name covers a wide range of activities from providing advice on funding applications to connecting research staff with external partners who work in their area of expertise. The office has a cheery environment, we work together efficiently and collaboratively over many cups of tea.

 Job Purpose:

To provide development and delivery of knowledge exchange events and maintaining related web, email and social media communications. To assist in developing and delivering other impact activity as required and to contribute to the broader activities of the CoSS College Research Support Office (CRSO).

 Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. In consultation with the CRSO team, to schedule, organise and promote knowledge exchange events, including an ESRC Festival of Social Science event, and ‘Gaitherin’ series of business breakfasts in partnership with Glasgow City Council. Event organisation will include maintaining a planning schedule including responsibility for prioritisation and issue resolution, management of a small budget and leading on logistics including arranging room bookings, catering and speaker invitations.
  2. To create content for a suite of digital media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Meetup and LinkedIn, designed to raise awareness of and engagement with knowledge exchange activities, and to act as a point of contact for KE-related enquiries, responding to queries from user organisations posted to digital media channels and/or to escalate when appropriate.
  3. Acting as the main point of contact for liaison with university and user organisation staff to ensure the success of knowledge exchange events and communications activities, e.g. liaising with speakers, venue providers and caterers in relation to events and promotions.
  4. To collate, analyse and draw conclusions from data about knowledge exchange events and wider impact related activities, to drive business improvement.
  5. To work as an active member of the CoSS College Research Support Office team and to assist in the development and delivery of other knowledge exchange-related activity as required.

 

Rate of pay: £11.83 per hour

Starting month: October 2017

Working pattern: 7 hours per week for 32 weeks

Year group: Undergraduate year 3-4 or postgraduates

Degree discipline: Any

Closing date: 21 September 2017

For more information and to apply: https://glasgow.targetconnect.net/leap/jobs.html?id=19887&service=Careers+Service


Policy Scotland Intern (3 roles available

UofG - Policy Scotland

Policy Scotland Intern (3 roles available)

Category: Term time

Closing date: 25 January 2017

Salary: £9.89 per hour

Year group: Postgraduate

Degree discipline: Any relevant degree discipline, but an awareness and knowledge of publiv policy is preferred.

 


Programme Outreach Intern

School of Education

Programme Outreach Intern

Category: Term-time

Location: On campus

Closing date: 14 December 2016

Salary: £11.50 per hour

Year group: Postgraduate researchers

Degree discipline: PGR students in the College of Social Sciences


Marketing & Research Intern

School of Education

Marketing & Research Intern

Category: On-campus

Closing date: 7 December 2016

Salary: £11.50 per hour

Year group: Postgraduate researchers

Degree discipline: Any from the College of Social Sciences


Research Intern

School of Education

Research Intern

Category: On-campus

Closing date: 20 September 2016

Salary: £11.50 per hour

Year group: Postgraduate researchers

Degree discipline: Any from the College of Social Sciences


Employability Intern

School of Law

Employability Intern

Category: On-campus

Closing date: 22 September 2016

Salary: £11.50 per hour

Year group: Postgraduate researchers

Degree discipline: Any from the College of Social Sciences


Consumption Ethics - Interdisciplinary Issues Intern

College of Social Sciences

Consumption Ethics - Interdisciplinary Issues Intern

Category: On-campus

Closing date: 30 September 2016

Salary: £11.50 per hour

Year group: Postgraduate researchers

Degree discipline: Any from the College of Social Sciences


Glasgow Food Policy Partnership - Communications Strategy Intern

College of Social Sciences

Glasgow Food Policy Partnership - Communications Strategy Intern

Category: On-campus

Closing date: 30 September 2016

Salary: £11.50 per hour

Year group: Postgraduate researchers

Degree discipline: Any from the College of Social Sciences


Sustainable Food Futures Intern

College of Social Sciences

Sustainable Food Futures Intern

Category: On-campus

Closing date: 30 September 2016

Salary: £11.50 per hour

Year group: Postgraduate researchers

Degree discipline: Any from the College of Social Sciences


Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network Intern

Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)

GRAMNET Intern (RDP Programme)

Category: On-campus

Closing date: 7 October 2016

Salary: £11.50 per hour

Year group: Postgraduate researchers

Degree discipline: Any from the College of Social Sciences


Society of Latin American Studies Conference Intern

Society of Latin American Studies Conference Intern

Category: On-campus

Closing date: 15 November 2016

Salary: £11.50 per hour

Year group: Postgraduate researcher

Degree discipline: Any from the College of Social Sciences


Digital Resource Development for Social History in Schools Intern

School of Social and Political Sciences

Digital Resource Development for Social History in Schools Intern

Category: On-campus

Closing date: 15 November 2016

Salary: £11.50 per hour

Year group: Postgraduate researcher

Degree discipline: Any from the College of Social Sciences


Public Engagement Intern

School of Social and Political Sciences

Public Engagement Intern

Category: On-campus

Closing date: 16 November 2016

Salary: £11.50 per hour

Year group: Postgraduate researcher

Degree discipline: Any from the College of Social Sciences


SSAMIS Data Management, Social Media and Events Intern

School of Social and Political Sciences

SSAMIS Data Management, Social Media and Events Intern

Category: On-campus

Closing date: 16 November 2016

Salary: £11.50 per hour

Year group: Postgraduate researcher

Degree discipline: Any from the College of Social Sciences


Marketing and Operations Intern

School of Education

Marketing and Operations Intern

Category: On-campus

Closing date: 17 November 2016

Salary: £11.50 per hour

Year group: Postgraduate researcher

Degree discipline: Any from the College of Social Sciences


Impact Acceleration Intern

Impact Acceleration Intern (RDP Programme)
Category: On campus
Closing date: 12 February 2017
Salary: £11.50 per hour
Year group: Postgraduate researchers
Degree discipline: College of Social Sciences only

Apply here: https://glasgow.targetconnect.net/leap/jobSearch.html?id=13289&service=Careers+Service


IMPORTANT POINTS TO NOTE REGARDING ALL INTERNSHIP POSITIONS:

  • All interns must be fully registered on a College of Social Sciences PGR programme
  • Students on suspension of study, leave of absence, or research furth are not eligible for any internship position
  • Any changes to student status must be reported immediately to the internship supervisor and Graduate School.
  • Students should only apply for an internship position if they have the relevant working permission in place for the duration of the internship project.
  • It is the responsibility of the internship supervisor to ensure working permissions are valid for the duration of the project before a student can be considered for the post.
  • All interns must ensure they comply with their working permission limitations.
  • All work on internship projects must be carried out within the UK. In the case of interns holding a Tier 4 visa, all work must be carried out within Glasgow.
  • No intern should begin work on their project until they have been issued with a contract and have had their working permissions and ID checked by HR.