In 2018, Medway Council offered an internship, via the EP Scheme, to Paige Policelli to work within the Public Health team. Here are Paige’s thoughts:
I joined Medway Council’s Public Health Intelligence team as a Public Health Researcher for 3 months over summer. Becoming a part of their amazing team has given me skills that I will use throughout life and definitely in the next two years of university.
The team were so accommodating, especially Mark and Natalie who valued what I wanted to get out of the internship. My main project was summarising key facts from a large government document called the JSNA (Joint Strategic Needs Assessment), which will be used to produce public infographics. I also got the opportunity to write reports, set up and attend meetings, go to my first ever conference and even produce a literature review for the director of public health.
I really enjoyed this internship and definitely felt like I became part of the team, I learnt so much and it’s definitely made me consider working in public health for the future.