Scottish Government and NERC PhD Student Internship Opportunities for 2010 1 Directorate General Environment Directorate Rural and Environment Research and Analysis Division Rural and Enviro

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Scottish Government and NERC PhD Student Internship Opportunities for 2010 1 Directorate General Environment Directorate Rural and Environment Research and Analysis Division Rural and Enviro Powered By Docstoc
					Scottish Government and NERC PhD Student Internship Opportunities
for 2010

1. Directorate General: Environment
Directorate: Rural and Environment Research and Analysis
Division: Rural and Environment Analytical Services
Internship title: Rural and Environment Analytical Services: Climate
Change
Project Details: REAS invites expressions of interest from NERC PhD students with an
interest in applying their NERC PhD skills to work with REAS on climate change. The details
of the internship will depend on the skills of the applicants, and key policy development or
delivery issues in 2010. Options for the internship may include: the low-carbon economy;
behaviour change; public engagement; and mitigation or adaptation policy options.
Applicants are encouraged to outline their own key skills and also their capacity/willingness to
apply their skills to areas other than their PhD topic for the duration of the pilot internship.

Contact SG Analytical Sponsor: Daniel Hinze/Jonathan Dennis/Paul Tyrer
Email: Daniel.Hinze@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: 0131 244 7970


2. Directorate General: Permanent Secretary
Directorate: Strategy and Ministerial Support
Division: Strategy and Economic Policy Division
Internship title: Economic Growth and Climate Change
Project Details: The Scottish Government’s National Performance Framework underscores
the government’s purpose – To focus government and public services on creating a more
successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing
sustainable economic growth. The high level targets relating to the purpose and relevant for
this project are: growth, productivity and sustainability. The Stern Review of the Economics
of Climate Change (2005-6) considered the economic costs of the impacts of climate change,
and the costs and benefits of action to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs)
and the causes of greenhouse gas production. The Stern Review concluded that ‘the benefits
of strong, early action considerably outweigh the costs’ and that ‘ignoring climate change will
eventually damage economic growth’ (The Stern Report, 2006: ii). Stern argued that actually
tackling climate change is a pro-growth activity and therefore, more mitigation now will allow
future economic and social adaptation in the future (The Stern Report, 2006: ii).
The aim of this project is to build upon the evidence base developed by the Stern Review
(2006) and to consider the evidence within the Scottish political and economic context and
potential implications of future action. Activities will include desk based research of the
international academic evidence base and analysis of Scottish government environmental,
energy and economic policies. This project will contribute to developing a set of propositions
regarding action on economic growth and climate change for Spring/Summer 2010.

Contact SG Analytical Sponsor: Chris Stark
Email: chris.stark@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: 0131 244 4388


3. Directorate General: Environnent
Directorate: Rural
Division: Agriculture and Rural Development
Internship title: Agriculture and Climate Change
Project Details: The Agriculture and Climate Change Policy team invites expressions of
interest from NERC PhD students with an interest in applying their NERC PhD skills to work
on developing Scottish Government Policy to reduce emissions from agriculture in line with
requirements recently passed in the Climate Change (Scotland) Act. . The details of the
internship will depend on the skills of the applicants, and key policy development or delivery
issues in 2010.       Applicants are encouraged to outline their skills and also their
capacity/willingness to apply their skills to areas other than their PhD topic for the duration of
the pilot internship.

Contact SG Analytical Sponsor: Antje Branding
Email: antje.branding@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: 0131 244 6517

4. Directorate General: Environment
Directorate: Rural and Environment Research and Analysis Directorate
Division: Research and Science Division
Internship title: Biodiversity
Project Details: Research and Science Divisions invites expressions of interest from NERC
PhD students with an interest in applying their NERC PhD skills to work on species and
habitats, biodiversity, ecosystem services or terrestrial and marine issues. The focus of the
internship will depend on the skills of the applicants, and key policy development or delivery
issues in 2010. Applicants are encouraged to outline their own key skills and also their
capacity/willingness to apply their skills to areas other than their PhD topic for the duration of
the pilot internship.

Contact SG Analytical Sponsor: Joanna Drewitt
Email: joanna.drewitt@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: 0131 244 1437

5. Directorate General: Environment
Directorate: Rural and Environment Research and Analysis Directorate
Division: Research and Science Division
Internship title: ‘Pool’ [for internship opportunities which may arise in
2010]
Project Details: the Research and Science Division invites expressions of interest from
NERC PhD students with an interest in applying their NERC PhD skills to opportunities for
internships which may arise in the course of 2010 relating to:
      Water, soils, air and waste quality issues
      Land use, climate change adaptation and migration issues
      Species and habitats, biodiversity, ecosystem services and terrestrial and marine issues
      Plants and crop systems, food, diet and health and environment and health issues
If internships opportunities arise during 2010 to support priority policy development or delivery
issues, the skills of applicants who have been successful in their application to the ‘Pool’ will
be matched with opportunities arising. Applicants are encouraged to outline their skills and
also their capacity/willingness to apply their skills to areas other than their PhD topic for the
duration of the pilot internship, should opportunities arise.

Pool Coordinator: Vivian Leacock
Email: vivian.leacock@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: 0131 244 2123

				
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