We are helping the next round of MSPs recruit their parliamentary interns for the autumn session. Three interns will have a fantastic opportunity to take part in the work of the MSP’s office. They will also have some responsibility for their own piece of work while they are there. These internships are open to people who are Deaf or disabled,. Previous interns have had a variety of visible and hidden impairments, some personally defined themselves as disabled and some didn’t. If you have come up against barriers in work or education then you could benefit from this experience. You also need to be unemployed or underemployed and struggling to access opportunities that match your skills. You should tell us why this particular experience would make a difference to you and the career you want.
Our previous interns have gone on to careers in parliament, the public sector and voluntary organisation. Some have since stood for election themselves. These internships provide well rounded work experience in an exciting and unique environment. Rebecca Farren, 2018 intern for Neil Findlay MSP said,
“For anyone thinking of applying for a Parliamentary Internship with Inclusion Scotland, I can only say go for it! Even if you don’t think you’re qualified, you probably know more than you think. It may be overwhelming at first, but the support is there for you to do a really good job and have a unique experience. I’m only jealous that you get to experience it all for the first time!”
If this sounds like an opportunity that is too good to miss, then please check over the guidance and the roles available. If you need any support for applying then you can get in touch with our team who can advise. Best of luck!
Inclusion Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government’s Equality Unit to deliver the National Disability Internship Programme “We Can Work”. 30 internships will be created for disabled people per year as per the Scottish Government’s A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People Delivery Plan. You can find out more about the plan by clicking here.