There is growing interest across the higher education sector in building closer links between academia and external stakeholders: potential employers, regulatory bodies, research funders, policy makers, lobbyists, and many others. MASTS see the facilitation of internship opportunities as a core interface for bringing future cohorts of ‘influencers’ into direct contact with individuals and institutional cultures. Completing an internship should maximise impact from research and enhance personal and professional development.
Internships offer appointees an excellent opportunity to build working relationships and extend their research experience into business, policy or other settings (or vice versa) – this programme is not just for students – academics and employees are welcome to participate. The skills and experience you acquire will add real value.Internships can last between two weeks up to six months. Appointees may work either full time or part time and are generally expected to spend between 50-100% of their time in the host organisation. If you are interested in providing an internship please contact Dr Emma Defew on [email protected]
If you are a postgraduate student or staff member of a MASTS institution or associate institution, and would like to undertake an internship, please download an internship application form and return to [email protected] Please send in any application with at least 3 months before the start of any internship.
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