Internships and fellowships
As part of our mission to build and develop links between science, research and policy, the Office continues to host and support interns and seconded fellows from research organisations into policy environments. Internships and fellowships might be with our office, assisting with projects on our work plan, or they might work alongside Chief Science Advisors within ministries on specific projects. We are happy to explore options and opportunities that build the capability for evidence based policy within government, but that also develops an awareness of policy needs and policy impacts for research organisations. If you are interested in exploring possibilities, get in touch with our office.
We are scoping two internship opportunities for a Tairāwhiti-centred project.
Explore some of our interns’ work below and meet our past and present interns, fellows and seconded scholars here
Our McDiarmid Institute intern Dr Jono Barnsley was interviewed for an RNZ story by digital journalist Leith Huffadine. Jono spoke about his internship investigating insect decline in New Zealand and what science we need to halt ‘insectageddon’.
Currently there is no concerted effort to measure terrestrial insect health in Aotearoa. So how do we effectively protect something we don’t measure?
Nāku te rourou, nāu te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi.
One of our interns, Dr Tara McAllister (Te Aitanga ā Māhaki), and her fellow researcher, Dr Sereana Naepi, joined RNZ to talk about their research into the stubbornly low numbers of Māori and Pasifika working at New Zealand universities.
It has been a high profile week for equity, diversity and inclusion issues in science and academia, so it seemed timely to update on some of our intern projects.
How do we ensure that the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) benefits people equally in Aotearoa New Zealand?
And haere rā to Kyle who is departing after three months of full immersion in artificial intelligence
Artificial Intelligence is with us – what does it mean for our future wellbeing in Aotearoa New Zealand? A reflection on the recent reports from the Australian Council of Learned Academies and the Royal Society Te Apārangi.
At the end of June, Wayne Crump completed his internship on quantum computing – our first graduate.
Back in March 2019, Juliet joined Jesse Mulligan on RNZ to talk about our science policy internship programme.
It is all too rare that a researcher’s evidence base appears in a form that is useful and timely for direct use in policy. How can we do better?