Internships

Internships are open to Edge Hill University final year students who have an interest and would like to build track record of research experience in the field of migration. Internships will last 3 months and interns will work under the supervision of a MWG-NW senior member. Interns are funded by the Student Opportunity Fund of Edge Hill University.

2019 Summer Internship Opportunities with Dr Zana Vathi and Dr Agnieszka Martynowicz

 Job Descriptions x 2 posts

Research internship 1: #28 days initiative and MWG-NW expansion

This internship is particularly suited to students with excellent web research, database and leaflet design skills. We are looking for a student who is passionate about migration studies with a focus on social protection for refugees. The student will work under the direct supervision of Dr Zana Vathi and assist her in advancing the key priorities of the MWG-NW. The intern will be assigned tasks in relation to a systematic review entitled ‘Services for refugees in the North West’ and will contribute to the expansion of membership of the MWG-NW through web research. The intern will receive basic training in web research and database and leaflet preparation.

More specifically, the intern will be expected to:

– do an extensive and detailed search using a variety of databases and compile an accurate and up to date list of all related services available for refugees in the 28day period of transiting from state-provided to private accommodation (skills: key word search, reading for gist, compiling bibliography)

– establish an electronic database on all services, including any existing reports (skills: search, sifting for relevance, identifying key contacts)

– prepare an electronic and hardcopy leaflet to be included in the refugees packs

– coordinate the production of hard copies

– prepare a database of all migration scholars based in the North West of the UK

– assist with admin support needed for the #28days campaign being launched by the MWG-NW

– prepare a blog on the experience of internship and skills gained to be posted on the MWG-NW website (skills: blog writing, advertising, online communication).

Research internship 2: ‘Settled Status – experiences of application and decision-making of EU Settlement Scheme’

 We are looking for a student who is passionate about migration studies and is interested in working on current issues in this area. Students with excellent research and writing skills are particularly suited for this post.

During this internship, the student will work under the direct supervision of Dr Agnieszka Martynowicz and assist her in advancing research on the experiences of application and decision-making in the Home Office’s ‘EU Settlement Scheme’. The EU Settlement Scheme has been introduced by the Government due to changes to immigration law caused by the Brexit process, and affects approximately 3.5m EU citizens residing in the UK. The intern will be assigned tasks that will focus on a review of media coverage of the EU Settlement Scheme and, depending on the time, a review of two to three parliamentary reports associated with the Scheme.

More specifically, the intern will be expected to:

– do an extensive and detailed media search (traditional; social media; blogs, etc) using a variety of databases and compile a file/database of the relevant media coverage (skills: key word search, reading for gist, compiling bibliography, recognizing media diversity);

– prepare a short executive summary of the media research and main findings / perspectives covered (skills: synthesizing, writing up findings, reporting);

– provide a critical summary of two to three parliamentary reports about the Scheme, as directed by the supervisory staff (skill: summarizing, analysis, critique) and prepare a folder of copies those reports (skills: admin, resources management);

– prepare a blog on the experience of the internship and skills gained to be posted on the MWG-NW website (skills: blog writing, advertising, online communication).

To apply please complete Student Opportunity Fund (SOP) application form and attach a CV to Dr Zana Vathi (zana.vathi@edgehill.ac.uk) and Dr Agnieszka Martynowicz (agnieszka.martynowicz@edgehill.ac.uk)

Application deadline: 20th of May

Shortlisting: 22nd May (ZV and AM)

Interviews: 29th May (AS, ZV, AM)

Start date: 1st of June (induction ZV and AM)


2018 Internships: Meet our interns.

Declan Fairey

Declan’s work as an intern focused on Migration and Urban Planning. The internship involved researching existing literature, evaluating the academic discourse and identifying any substantial gaps in current knowledge.

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Haaroon Ali

Haaroon’s work as an intern focussed on the experiences, precariousness and the harm Brexit has caused to approximately 3.2 million European Union (EU) citizens and their rights.

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