UKRI Policy Internship success: James Rand

We are proud to announce that James Rand (Cohort 5, Bath) has been successful in his application to UKRI‘s Policy Internships Scheme.  James will be hosted by Defra (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) and starts in January 2020.

The Policy Internships Scheme offers the chance for doctoral students funded by UKRI funding councils to work for three months in a highly influential policy organisation.  Successful applicants work at the host organisation on policy topic(s) relevant to them both.  Students’ expected outputs cover areas such as producing a briefing paper, participating in a policy inquiry, or organising a policy event.

Internships are designed to improve students’ transferable skills in project leadership, systematic review methods, communicating complex information to non-experts, writing for a policy audience, working at pace, and balancing needs of policy and evidence.

Congratulations, James!