Launch of the 2018 Parliamentary Internship Programme

Issued: Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:43:00 BST

‌‌Adam McInnes and Humza Yousaf MSP at Scottish Parliament

2017 Parliamentary Intern Adam McInnes and Humza Yousaf MSP at the Scottish Parliament

After a hugely successful first year of the John Smith Centre Parliamentary Internship Programme, we are delighted to be accepting applications from 3rd and 4th year College of Social Sciences students from the University of Glasgow for a further 14 paid, part-time internships with MSPs from the Greater Glasgow area in 2018.

The internships have been made possible thanks to generous support from the Scottish Government and Community Trade Union and will commence in January.  Interns will work for 7 hours per week for 10 weeks supporting their host MSPs and their office staff in all aspects of constituency office work, including casework, research, secretarial tasks and publicity.  There will also be the opportunity to shadow host MSPs at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.

The establishment of the Parliamentary Internship Programme stemmed from a wish to create hands-on learning opportunities for students to engage in frontline public service roles, and to provide a platform from which young people can examine and evaluate the role of public servants and elected representatives today.  The programme enables students to develop a range of workplace relevant skills and an appreciation for the value of a career in public service.

‌Applications close on 25 October so don’t delay, visit the Internship Hub website to find out more and apply! 


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