Supporting the evaluation of the post-masters internship scheme for NMAHPs, with CLAHRC

Supporting the evaluation of the post-masters internship scheme for NMAHPs, with CLAHRC


Programme evaluated: 9 post-masters internships secondments across multiple Trusts
The evaluation explored:
  • the extent to which internships build research capacity in individuals
  • the impact of the internships on research career development
  • the enablers for managers and organisations to release and support staff to undertake clinical research in practice
  • the enablers for mentors supporting internships
The evaluation included literature review; qualitative interviews with interns, their mentors and managers; 
qualitative analysis of interviews and internship learning diaries; qualitative data from manager and
intern workshops.

Analysis is complete. Results indicate that the internship scheme had a positive outcome for all interns 
regarding their research capacity as per the Cooke Framework (2005). 

number of recommendations for future internship schemes have been identified and will be presented in the final report. 

publication focussing on the internship experience from both the intern and mentor perspectives is currently being developed.

Jo Cooke was the project lead and Jo Lidster and Clare de Normanville (bottom right) were the research fellows. 

Contact | Claire DeNormanville | C.DeNormanville@shu.ac.uk