Internships

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 and Dr Iain Matthews on masts@st-andrews.ac.uk

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 masts@st-andrews.ac.uk

 

SAIC graduate programme - Find out more at the free workshop event on 6 June 2017 at Stirling. Click here for details.

 

Paid Summer 2017 Internships for undergraduates (end of 3rd year) in MASTS institutions

The MASTS Fisheries Science Forum, the MASTS Oil & Gas Environmental Research Forum, and the MASTS Marine Renewable Energy Forum are offering 3rd year undergraduate students the opportunity to apply for summer internships.

 

The MASTS Marine Renewable Energy Forum is offering three summer internships for 3rd year undergraduate students (including international students) of MASTS member Universities. Students will be paid a stipend of £200 per week for up to 8 weeks to complete a project. A formal report is expected on completion of a project, and this must be submitted within 4 weeks of the end-date of the funded period. Projects are expected to run between 12 June and 1 September 2017.

See here for further details, but the three projects on offer are:

  • Marine mammals in Scottish Waters (based at the Scottish Government Marine Lab in Aberdeen)
  • Ex-post analysis of prior spending and employment claims for offshore wind development in Scotland (based in Dundee)
  • Derelict fishing gears: a significant problem for marine renewable energy developments? (based at SAMS, Oban)

A CV and covering letter should be sent to masts@st-andrews.ac.uk before close on Friday 19th May 2017.

 

The MASTS Fisheries Science Forum is offering three summer internships for 3rd year undergraduate students (including international students) of MASTS member Universities. Students will be paid a stipend of £200 per week for up to 6 weeks to complete a project. Projects are expected to run between 12 June and 1 September 2017. Expected outputs include: i) an article for the web (written in Fishing News style); ii) and a e-poster for the MASTS Annual Science Meeting (4-6 Oct).  Half the payment will be withheld until both outputs are delivered. 

See here for further details, but the three projects on offer are:

  • Production of final version smartphone application and data queries for citizen science research in Brazil to improve mangrove crab fisheries management (based at Edinburgh Napier University)
  • Scotland’s Fish Stocks Compendium: compiling the story of Scotland’s key fish stocks into a key policy tool (based at Marine Scotland, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh)
  • Characterising the spatial structure of North Sea demersal fish communities in relation to discard potential and the Landing Obligation (based at Aberdeen University)

A CV and covering letter should be sent to masts@st-andrews.ac.uk before close on Friday 19th May 2017.

 

The MASTS Oil & Gas Environmental Research Forum is co-funding a 3 month summer internship position in collaboration with Oil & Gas UK. See here for details. Undergraduate students from MASTS institutions who are just finishing their 3rd year of undergraduate study are welcome to apply. A CV and covering letter should be emailed to Dr Emma Defew before close on Friday 26th May 2017.

 

 

Previous Fisheries Science Forum Project topics

  • Target strength of fish and squid Download the final report from Aaron Williamson and Jackson Swan
  • Interactions between Grey Gurnard and Haddock on Rockall Bank. Download the Final Report from Charlie Cameron & Ellen Harrison.