Role Title: Research, Analysis and Policy (Inclusive Innovation) Internship
Salary: London Living Wage £9.75 per hour- £365.63 per week
Term: 6 months - Friday 6th October 2017 and end date Friday 6 April 2018
Hours: Full-time 37.5 per week
Location: Blackfriars, London
Deadline: 10am, Tuesday 29th August 2017
To Apply: Please see below -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 will not be considered in the application process.
Nesta’s work on inclusive innovation aims to support policymakers and decision makers in the UK and beyond in promoting innovation to tackle societal challenges and generate more equitable outcomes. Our work has included exploring how the concept of frugal innovation could be applied in Europe; how open innovation practices could improve healthcare; what the European Union can do to get more from social innovation; and emerging innovation practices in international development. We are looking for an intern to help us further develop this workstream.
You’ll become an important part of a tightly knit team for six months, supporting a range of projects and getting an insight into all aspects of our work. Your tasks are likely to include:
- Assisting with primary and secondary research - for example, carrying out desk research, helping to design research tools like survey questionnaires, and participating in face-to-face research activities like interviews and workshops.
- Research project administration, such as helping to organise interviews, workshops and events, liaising and coordinating with internal and external stakeholders.
- Helping scope out new project ideas.
- Communicating findings internally and externally, for example writing summaries for the team, preparing content for our website, blogging, preparing presentations, using social media and contributing to report writing.
We’re looking for someone who’s keen to launch a career in policy- or practice-oriented research and who has a strong interest in promoting innovation for the public good. You’ll need:
- A good degree in any discipline. Relevant postgraduate qualifications are a plus (economics, politics, sociology, development, international affairs), but so is relevant work or voluntary experience
- A keen and demonstrable interest in themes relevant to our work, such as innovation, social and economic policy, sustainable development, poverty and inequality
- An interest in policy-focused research and problem-solving, and a willingness to get involved in all aspects of our work
- Experience in carrying out primary qualitative and/or quantitative research (which could be as part of your degree)
- An organised and methodical approach to task completion including good planning, prioritisation and time management skills, with good attention to detail and high standards of accuracy
- A willingness to learn from your colleagues, as well as contribute your own ideas to our work
- The ability to work both independently and as part of a team
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a clear writing style in English
- Competency in additional languages would be an asset but is not essential
Nesta is a global innovation foundation. Our mission is to spark and shape new ideas to improve how the world works for everyone. We use our knowledge, networks, funding and skills to take on big challenges, working in partnership with others to make change happen. We are a UK charity and our work is enabled 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
- Applicants should apply on the University of London Website with most up to date CV only, no cover letter required at this stage.
- All CVs will be filtered and screened by the University of London’s Internship Team. Any applicants that go to Nesta directly may be missed in the application process.
- 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 candidates with the most suitable CVs
- All of the successful candidates will be notified of the application process by Friday 1st September 2017.
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.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 10am, Tuesday 29th August 2017