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Will Vittery in the Cabinet Office

Posted on 17 July 2014

Politics Postgraduate heading for a three month internship

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Will Vittery, a third-year PhD student with York’s Department of Politics, will join the Cabinet Office’s Social Investment Finance Team, which works to support the growth of the social investment market in the UK.

Will, 26, from Grassington, North Yorkshire, said: “My thesis looks at changing ideas about the role of the state in the economy in the aftermath of the crisis. The birth of Social Impact Bonds represents a development in the relationship between the state and the private sector in the funding of domestic social policy. While there is not a direct case study link between the two, the internship allows me to gain more practical experience on the issues I have to date been discussing more theoretically. 

“Through the internship, I hope to enhance my own practical research experience and skills, and to boost my future employability in the social research field.”

The full article can be found on the University of York, News and events web page.