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Intern, Public Services and Communities

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

35 hours per week with some flexibility

An exciting opportunity has opened up for a research intern to provide research support, public engagement, stakeholder management and project administration on several flagship projects within Public Services and Communities (PSC) team, part of the RSA's Action and Research Centre programme.

You will support a range of action research projects within the current PSC programme, including work on heritage, place-shaping and local public service reform. In particular, the role will support the development and dissemination of the RSA Heritage Index. Launch of the Heritage Index is a significant media event and this role will support the development of relationships to inspire local action and engagement.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and committed self-starter with demonstrable interest in the values and work of the RSA. You will have experience conducting qualitative research, sound organisational and administrative skills, and be able to demonstrate confidence in engaging and communicating with a variety of stakeholders.

As an RSA intern, you can expect to make a real and valued contribution to RSA projects, as well as the opportunity to develop your skills through our in house training and one to one training from RSA colleagues. You will also be encouraged to attend events from the RSA’s busy public events programme as part of your own professional learning and development, to network and collaborate with employees across the organisation, and to engage with the RSA’s network of Fellows.

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 28,000 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 download the application pack below and prepare your CV, covering letter, and short written assignment as one document (please see the application pack for details). Your covering letter should outline why this internship interests you and how you meet the criteria for the role. You may address your covering letter to Amanda Kanojia.

Then click on "Apply Now" below to submit your application. The deadline for completed applications is midnight on Monday 19th September 2016. Please note that we cannot accept late or incomplete applications. We will shortlist during that week and inform you if you have been successful.

Interviews are expected to take place in week commencing Monday 3rd October 2016. The internship is expected to start in the week commencing Monday 10th October 2016.


Application pack

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