CSaP's Professional Development Programme introduces early career researchers to the world of policy. As part of this programme, CSaP organises a range of activities to promote relationships between early career researchers and early career policy professionals, such as workshops, internships and secondments in Government.
- Professional Development Policy Workshops: early-career researchers hear from both policy makers and academics about how scientific advice gets into policy making
- Internships: research council funded PhD students spend three months at the Centre as policy interns working on a science-policy project or workshop, meeting with Policy Fellows and attending events
- Government secondments: the Centre provides opportunities for early-career researchers to spend time working in a government department on short-term, part-time projects
Participating in Professional Development workshops, internships and secondments will give early-career researchers an opportunity to:
- Gain a greater understanding of how public policy intersects with science
- Better understand the implications of their research to public policy, society and the economy, and gain experience of communicating this to non-experts
- Develop lasting connections with policy professionals and understand the way in which scientific advice is sought and communicated
For more information, please contact Jackie Ouchikh, Head of Programmes at firstname.lastname@example.org.