Job title: Innovation Programme - Education team intern- Nesta Internship Programme
Salary: London Living Wage London Living Wage £10.20 per hour - £382.50 per week
Location: Blackfriars, London
Term: (6 months) Fri 6TH April 2018 to Friday 5TH October 2018
Hours: Full-time, 37.5 per week
To Apply: See Below. Apply through this link only, any applications made to Nesta directly will not be considered.
We are looking for an enthusiastic intern to join the education team in Nesta’s Innovation Programme.
The next century will see rapid technological change. Education isn’t currently serving future needs or making the most of future opportunities. So our role is to act in ways that help education now better prepare young people for the needs of work and life in 20 years time. At Nesta, we’re interested in what skills and subjects to teach for this automated future as well as how technology can empower teachers and enable effective learning.
We are looking for an intern to assist with both research and practical work in the Education team.
Our education strategy focuses on developing the right skills for the future world of work. As part of this, in 2017 we partnered with the UCL Institute of Education to explore how promoting skills such as collaborative problem-solving can support improved outcomes. We also worked with Pearson to investigate which skills the labour market of the future will need - and will be undertaking further work to identify how these skills can be developed in young people. We are an active partner in the Educate project that bring together startups, researchers and educators to improve outcomes for learners.
You’ll be working in a small but fun team in the Innovation Programmes team, and will be collaborating regularly with Nesta’s other education experts in investments and research. You’ll get access to regular training, external seminars and team lunches, so you’ll quickly feel part of the gang.
- Assisting with research into practical opportunities to support collaborative problem solving and future skills. We will be building a coalition of partners to try out some practical work on promoting development of 21st century skills in the classroom.
- Project management support across our education work, including arranging and contributing to internal and external meetings and supporting the promotion and delivery of a small number of high quality events (roundtables and report launches) for external audiences.
- Preparing presentations and documents to assist with developing new corporate partners.
- You’ll help organise events, including supporting with a major Nesta education event in the summer that works across The Lab, Impact Investments and Policy and Research teams.
- Helping us communicate internally and with the public by authoring and scheduling new tweets about our work and writing blogs.
- An inquisitive mind with an interest in education and innovation (education or tech knowledge desirable).
- Degree educated, with sound desk based research experience and the ability to share your findings in short and sharp research reports and blogs.
- Aptitude for co-ordinating events with the public / different stakeholders. (experience desirable)
- A completer-finisher, organised and with a good attention to detail
- A self-starter, willing to get stuck in, chase up leads and pick up the phone when needed
- Good interpersonal skills: pro-active in listening, working with others and contributing to meetings
- Good IT skills (including Microsoft Word, Powerpoint & Excel, using web for research and social media). Experience with Google docs and Google mail would be advantageous.
Nesta is a global innovation foundation. We back new ideas to tackle the big challenges of our time.
Our mission is to spark and shape new ideas that improve how the world works for
everyone. We use our knowledge, networks, funding and skills - working in partnership with others, including governments, businesses and charities. We are a UK charity but work all over the world, supported by a financial endowment.
- We see - we spot opportunities in challenges
- We spark - we generate novel ideas to solve big problems that matter to everyone
- We shape - we provide the help needed for promising ideas to grow and adapt
- We shift - we join with others to back world-changing ideas
Application Process –
1. Applicants should apply with their most up to date CV only, no cover letter required at this stage.
2. All CVs will be filtered and screened by the University of London’s Internship Team.
3. Once the Internships team at the University have filtered and screened all the applications; they will call all the suitable applicants over the phone. Unfortunately due to the high number of applications that we receive, we can only call the most suitable candidates.
4. Successful candidates will be notified of the application process and the next stages
All applications for all of the Internship vacancies at Nesta will be managed by the University of London, Internship team. Therefore, if you have any problems with applying or questions regarding the placement, Nesta ask that you contact the University of London Internships team directly. Any candidates that contact Nesta directly may be missed in the application process.