Internship opportunity: Voices, Power & Attitudes Investigator

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We are seeking an intern to help us encourage and enable research into the role of voices, power & attitudes in children & young people’s mental health.

This 12 week paid internship opportunity will focus on our ‘Voices, Power & Attitudes’ research challenge which has been identified as a priority by young people and those who support them. We are looking for an intern to help our network focus on the following research questions, with a particular focus on racism:

  • How does being heard or involved in social action impact on children & young people’s mental health? 

  • How do societal attitudes and structures affect children and young people’s mental health?

  • How can societal attitudes and/ or structures be changed in ways that will benefit children and young people’s mental health? 

This internship role will focus on mapping the existing evidence on the questions above and identifying gaps/ priorities for research to address. This will involve supporting with virtual events, which will bring together experts in the field, reviewing existing research to explore what researchers have already published on this topic and helping to share the findings of both in the form of public reports. We have £70,000 to invest in a small number of research projects focused on these questions and your work will ultimately guide what we prioritise and encourage more researchers to focus on these crucial topics.

We can offer the opportunity to work alongside experienced researchers and other professionals in a world class university setting. You will have the chance to develop your research and communication skills and deepen your knowledge of children & young people’s mental health.

We’d particularly welcome applications from those from Black, Asian and Ethnic minority background, those with lived experience of racism and/ or mental health problems.

Download full job description and selection criteria

The deadline for applications is Monday 12 October 2020 at 10am.

You can contact Emily for an informal chat about this opportunity or if you need any further information about the role.