Parliamentary Internship Programme Training Session

Issued: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT

2019 Parliamentary Interns‌The John Smith Centre was delighted to host the 2019 John Smith Centre Parliamentary Interns at a training session on 16 January 2019.  The training was specifically designed to prepare the Interns for working in their host MSPs’ constituency offices and at the Scottish Parliament.

The Interns joined Professor Christopher Carman (John Smith Centre Academic Lead), Alison Hopper (Centre Development Manager) and Adam McInnes (Parliamentary Internship Programme Assistant) at the University of Glasgow for a busy session on how to get the most out of their placements.

Helen Walker (Office Manager for Humza Yousaf MSP) spoke to the Interns about constituency office life; including the variety of casework, research, parliamentary duties and serving the public on a daily basis.

The Interns then had the opportunity to speak to former Interns Adam and Carolyn about their experience of the programme. During the discussion, Adam and Carolyn gave an insight into what the Interns could expect from their placements and they also spoke about the value of the programme in helping to prepare them for the graduate job market.

Kirsty Kilgour from the University’s Internship Hub also joined the session to talk about the support available to the Interns during their placements and recognising their internships on their official HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Report).

The Interns will shortly be commencing their 10-week placements with their host MSPs.