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Creative Learning and Development Team Intern

£17,108 per annum (equivalent to the London Living Wage, pro rata) + benefits

35 hours per week with some flexibility, especially for those with caring responsibilities

Fixed term for 6 months, based in London WC2, with occasional travel to the West Midlands expected  

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within the RSA’s Action and Research Centre to provide support to the Creative Learning and Development team.

The intern will provide general administrative and research support across the team.  This will include a particular focus on the RSA Academies’ Performing Arts Hub project, which will create a school-led cultural education partnership to transform students’ learning and teacher development in and through the performing arts.  The intern will also work in depth to support one existing project, and help develop one new project idea. We would wish to discuss this with the successful candidate, if possible to align this in depth work with his or her own interests.

This opportunity would suit someone with strong administrative and analytical skills, who has a knowledge of and interest in education policy and arts education.  The post is likely to appeal to a self-starter who enjoys variety, and is comfortable with multi-tasking. We would like to hear from capable and passionate individuals who are committed to the ethos of the RSA, and who will benefit strongly from this opportunity. Sound IT and communication skills will be necessary. Experience of working directly with teachers, schools and young people would be an advantage, but is not essential. Above, all, you should be passionate about improving outcomes for young people.

As an RSA intern, you can expect to make a real and valued contribution to one or more RSA projects, as well as the opportunity to develop your skills through our in house training and one to one training from RSA colleagues. We are particularly keen to hear from applicants who would benefit strongly from this opportunity.

The RSA combines thought leadership with civic innovation to further human progress. Building on our 250 year history as a beacon for enlightenment values, the RSA is currently at an exciting period in its history. We provide platforms for leading experts through the UK’s most ambitious free public lecture series, our projects generate new models for tackling the social challenges of today and we are building on our network of over 27,000 Fellows around the world – these are achievers and influencers from every field with a real commitment to progressive and social change.


How to apply

To apply for this position please prepare the following to submit as one document:

  • Your current CV
  • A covering letter clearly addressing how you meet the criteria for the role as set out in the person specification. You may address your covering letter to Amanda Kanojia
  • Short written exercise: In no more than 500 words; write a blog post for the RSA website, on a key issue within education.

Then click on "Apply Now" below to submit your application. The deadline for completed applications is Midnight on Sunday 13 December. Please note that we cannot accept late or incomplete applications. Interviews are expected to take place on the week of Monday 11 JanuaryIdeally, the successful candidate is likely to start within two weeks of the interview date (with some flexibility).


The closing date for applications has now passed for this role. 

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