The British Psychological Society is currently funding one of our PhD students, Theresa Dahm, to work at the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology for three months. At any given time the Committee has several different inquiries to cover and the committee specialists summarise the evidence, write briefs for the MPs who sit on the committee, suggest questions for MPs to ask witnesses at the oral evidence sessions and draft the committee reports. The work is very varied and covers a wide range of science and technology issues, recent inquiries include Science in the Met Office and Malware & Cyber crime. Details of these, as well as summaries of what the different committees do can be found here.
This promises to be a valuable and productive internship for Theresa and we wish her well.