Tara Sallis at the Baillie Gifford Alternative Internship

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Baillie Gifford looks for people who are curious about the world around them. People who combine intellect, insights and a fresh perspective. If that sounds like you, then you could win £5,000 to deliver a research project next summer.

Tara Sallis, a recent history graduate from Oxford University tells us about her own experience of the Alternative Internship, which she completed in summer 2019 before joining Baillie Gifford’s Investment Research graduate programme this autumn.

What was your research topic?

Inspired by some previous work experience, I wanted to research how NGOs in the developing world are using technology to aid education. During the Alternative Internship I spoke to over 50 NGOs, ranging from small education tech start-ups to more traditional school-building projects. I also spent a lot of time reading research papers in the Social Sciences Library at university.

What was one of your highlights?