PDI Research Intern with Lloyds TSB Partnership Drugs Initiative

The Partnership Drugs Initiative (PDI) promotes voluntary sector work with vulnerable children and young people affected by substance misuse. It has been running since 2001 and is funded by the Lloyds TSB Foundation, The Scottish Government and The Robertson Trust.

Location: Edinburgh, with occasional travel in the central belt of Scotland

£7.85 per hour. Part-time, 21 hours per week for 6 months

Ideal start date March 2015.

The Partnership Drugs Initiative works with:
• Children and young people affected by parental substance issues (alcohol and other drugs)
• Pre-teen children who are at higher risk of developing issues relating to alcohol and other drugs
• Young people in need of support due to their own alcohol or drug issue.

The PDI are looking for a research intern to join their team to perform the following tasks:
• Undertake a literature review on the needs of children and young people whose parents are in recovery
• Support the collation of anecdotal and other data from interested stakeholders
• Data analysis
• Drafting reports
• Present findings to a range of stakeholders


The ideal candidate will be educated to post-graduate level (or currently working towards a Masters and/or PhD). You will have a strong interest in the study of children or young people, social research and/or community development. Previous experience of collation methods or experience of programmes (e.g. SPSS or Nvivo) would be highly desirable.

You will be highly organised, able to manage your own workload and strive to reach deadlines. You should have experience of designing and carrying out research, including writing up and presenting research findings. You should be proficient in the use of ICT for production and analysis of data, have excellent communication skills (both oral and written) and be able to demonstrate good analytical skills. You should have excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate with people from a variety of different backgrounds. You should be able to demonstrate the ability to produce high quality written reports that convey complex information in a clear and concise manner and is accessible to a range of audiences


Closing date for applications is Monday, 9th February 2014, 5pm. 

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. State a. your availability and b. How you meet the requirements of the job specification. We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.



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