3 DWP social research PhD Secondment Opportunities: DEADLINE MAY 28
May 15, 2018
The Department for Work & Pensions is offering 3 exciting secondment opportunities for PhD students to work on 3 high-priority social policy analysis projects:
- Investigating determinants of increasing food bank usage.
- Identifying good practice and transferable learning in interventions for ethnic minorities that encourage participation in the labour market.
- Identifying good practice and transferable learning relating to peer mentoring for unemployed claimants with drug and alcohol dependencies.
These secondments will also offer the opportunity for a student to gain direct experience of working at the policy-evidence interface, in the heart of a high-profile analysis team. Secondees will benefit from a programme of shadowing, mentoring and professional development; gaining an insight into the civil service and government analytical professions.
Duration: 3 months
Timing: commencing July or asap
Location: London, Leeds, Sheffield or Newcastle, plus flexibility to work from home location. Travel to fieldwork locations required.
Essential skills: Qualitative research and analysis; literature review and evidence synthesis.
Funding: DWP will cover travel and accommodation expenses incurred during the secondment up to a maximum of £2400. DWP does not offer unpaid internships and will cover the stipend costs of a 3-month extension to the studentship if there is no recourse to other funds.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Midday Monday 28th May. Applicants should submit a CV, application form and permissions form (see below) to email@example.com
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