Opportunities for Young People
Do you want to help steer world-leading research in cognition and mental health AND get paid for your contributions? Imperial College currently have these 2 opportunities available for you with our SCAMP Ambassadors programme and Young People’s Advisory Group.
SCAMP Young People’s Research Advisor
Paid research role for 16-21 year-olds – join the SCAMP Young People’s Advisory Group
We have already been following SCAMP pupils for the past 5 years since age 11. We have recently been awarded an exciting multi-million pound grant from the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) to continue to study SCAMP pupils for a further 5 years and investigate mental health during the transition from adolescence to young adulthood. As the young people and their lives are changing, we need to find innovative ways to study, contact, engage, and work with them- this is where you come in!
What does the role involve?
⦁ Anyone aged 16-21 can apply (16-18-year-olds from SCAMP schools preferred but not essential).
⦁ A minimum commitment of 2 years, but with the opportunity to stay on for the full 5-year research study (meetings can be attended remotely, if you move away).
⦁ There will be a 1-2 hour meeting every 2 months. In the first two years, you may be invited to attend meetings more frequently, but never more than monthly. You are not required to attend all meetings, but you are expected to attend at least four per year, and meetings may become less regular in the last three years of the 5-year research study.
How to apply!
Please note that applications to the YPAG are currently closed. Please check back for future opportunities.
SCAMP Cohort Ambassador
Paid role for SCAMP participants
Are you a student in a SCAMP-participating school? We are looking for enthusiastic and well-connected students to be SCAMP Cohort Ambassadors starting from September 2020 and finishing when you leave school or college.
As a SCAMP Ambassador, you will be the face of SCAMP at your school). You will be promoting SCAMP to your on-campus friend-networks and undertaking various knowledge-sharing activities such as:
• Assembly / Lesson shout-outs: encouraging fellow students to get involved in data collection through assembly and lesson shout-outs.
• Messaging & Competition testing: seeing what works best at your school to engage students
• Event Support: providing support at face-to-face data collection with the SCAMP team.
• Sharing research findings: help get the message out about SCAMP’s achievements and what findings and knowledge the SCAMP cohort has helped uncover
Why should you apply?
• Get paid while working flexibly and managing your own time. You will earn £40 every month for approximately 2-3 hours work.
• Opportunity to represent and gain experience with a world-leading university.
• A fun and rewarding role where your creativity is valued.
• Make a difference by helping understand adolescent mental health.
• Earn extra cash through bonuses payed for credible efforts to increase your school’s or college’s participation in data collection for SCAMP.
• Looks fantastic on your CV!
Who is best suited to this role?
We want to hear from you if….
• You are or have been a SCAMP participant and attend/attended a SCAMP participating school/college.
• You can commit to approximately 3 hours per month for this role.
• You are an enthusiastic communicator that enjoys talking with most people in your year at school/college.
• You are self-motivated, proactive, have an interest in science and research and have great communication skills.
• You enjoy using social media (Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat etc.)
How to apply!
⦁ Please download the form and return it completed with your CV to email@example.com to register your interest with SCAMP Ambassador Application and your full name in the subject line.
⦁ If you have further questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for work experience?
Join the SCAMP team on a week-long internship where you will have the opportunity
to learn more about research and be involved in some of the important steps of data
collection and cleaning. You will also have the chance to talk to members of our team
about the study and ask questions about academia.
Learn more about work experience opportunities at Imperial College London by downloading and engaging regularly with our App once it is released. More information on the App to follow soon.