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Two Mental Health Internship Opportunities - Applications now open!

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Two Mental Health Internship Opportunities - Applications now open!

NIHR ARC-GM are pleased to announce we are offering two paid internships within the NIHR ARC GM Mental Health theme starting this September. Our internships are specifically aimed at adult service users or informal carers living in the Greater Manchester locality who have an interest in exploring opportunities to become involved in research in the field of mental health.


Prof Karina Lovell, the NIHR ARC-GM Mental Health Theme Lead


“We’re really excited to be able to offer two paid internships this year. As a team we are very committed to involving service users and carers in our research. The flexible placements are a real opportunity for interns to learn more about research, get involved in our interesting programme of work and develop skills that they may need to reach their future goals.”


The NIHR ARC-GM Mental Health Theme works closely with the University of Manchester Mental Health Research Group which has an award-winning track record for patient and public involvement. The team have previously run several research methods courses for adult service users and carers over the past few years, with members of this course now advising on our research projects.


Through the NIHR ARC-GM we are delighted to be able to expand on this work and we are looking for two service user and/or informal carer interns to work with team flexibly over the next 2 years.


Andrew Grundy, a lived experience researcher.


"Having started my research career as a public involvement contributor, I know the value of being trained, mentored, and supported to increase confidence for involvement in research. I started out knowing very little about mental health research but knowing a lot from my personal experience as a service user. I gained the knowledge and skills to help use my experience to enhance research. This internship programme will empower and equip people to do just that."


Our internship programme will give an essential introduction to research and focus on the personal development needs of the intern. 


Application deadline: Monday 6th June at midnight.

Interviews: Week beginning 4th July 22  


Further information about the internships and details of how to apply are available here 


Published 18/05/2022