Summer vacation research internships announced

A selection of paid summer research internships available.

If you are interested in academic research and would like to gain some real experience as a social science research intern, this could be the opportunity you have been looking for. Open to all undergraduate students who have completed 2 years of study, summer research internships are a chance for you to work with an academic team on a real project. Internships are full-time (35 hours per week) and are paid at £350 per week. Here is just a small selection of the interesting research projects needing an intern:

  1. The relationship between retirement and informal care giving in Europe:  This study will use data from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) to analyse the relationship between retirement and informal care giving in Europe. We will look at the changes in retirement ages that have taken place over time in Europe and use multiple regression and panel data analysis to explore the association between retirement and informal care in Europe.
  2. Mealtime matters: exploring catering staff attitudes on and strategies to enhance nutrition and hydration for people living with dementia: This study will investigate how chefs deal with the challenges of providing nutrition for dementia patients and has the aim of delivering a practitioner-orientated sociological investigation.
  3. Compassionate communities: what works best for whom under what circumstances? This study will investigate if and how managing the health and social care needs of people in the community can be achieved by fostering social networks.

For more details and to apply, log onto TARGETconnect using your student details, then:

  • select ‘placements’ tab and then ‘scheme list’
  • click on ‘Find out more’ under ‘University of Kent Research Roles’

Once you have identified the project which most interests you, complete the application form.