Internships and fellowships
As part of our mission to build and develop links between science, research and policy, the Office continues to host and mentor interns and seconded fellows from research organisations into policy environments. 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. In most cases, our office support is via mentoring, connectivity, travel funding and office space. If you are interested in exploring possibilities, get in touch with our office.
Explore some of our interns’ work below and meet our past and present interns, fellows and seconded scholars here
Making academic research free to read is good for everyone, from researchers, innovators and policymakers to the New Zealand public – and it’s the right thing to do.
Amidst the noise and haste of supporting the COVID response and delivering our infectious disease and AMR project (more on this in the New Year), we have had a busy and exciting year behind the scenes with our interns and fellows – 13 projects across the year.
Intern alumni Jacques de Satgé features on RNZ's Our Changing World, discussing his research into mangrove management in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Watch intern Jacques de Satgé present on his internship project investigating mangrove management in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Dr Anne-Gaelle Ausseil and Dr Alison Collins summarise their project into the relationship between nature, people and well-being.
We’ve had an ‘on-again-off-again’ start to the year here in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, but that hasn’t stopped us kicking off an exciting new set of fellow and intern projects.
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?