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Location: London
Position: Consultancy
Salary: London Living Wage £9.75 per hour- £365.63 per week
Date Posted: 25 August 2017
Vacancy Type: Graduate Internship
Job Description:

Role Title: Urban Design, Transport Planning and Policy Intern

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.

The Challenge Prize Centre is looking for an enthusiastic intern to join us for 6 months on an exciting project blending cutting edge transportation and logistics technology, urban design and the future of cities. 

Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre uses prizes to stimulate innovative solutions to some of the biggest challenges we face.  We sit within the Innovation Lab where we support the Lab’s mission to scale innovation for the public good.  There’s about 45 of us and you’ll quickly feel part of our dynamic and purpose-driven team.  From the outset, you’ll be part of our regular training programmes, external seminars and team lunches.

The Role

The growing potential of unmanned aerial vehicles – drones – and their capacity to transform our cities has captured the imagination of technologists and the public alike. Next-generation drones could potentially transform our cities, enabling on-demand meal delivery, inspection of bridges, the transportation of live-saving organs or helping to reduce social isolation, just to name a few.  

We are looking for an intern with a background in urban planning and design, transport planning and policy or a related field to assist in our work to explore how the development of drones might integrate within our cities.

Our project will explore actual scenarios for the development and integration of drones in real-world locations.   To do so effectively, we will investigate the urban planning and design, infrastructural, transport and associated dimensions that cities, towns and rural regions will want to consider when integrating drones into the fabric of their local environments.

The successful applicant will work with our wider on this unique engagement and will interact with city stakeholders, technologists, civil society stakeholders and a wide range of subject matter experts. 

The role and associated activities would cover a number of exciting areas, but would not be limited to:

  • Identifying key urban design and planning, transport planning and associated policy or other dimensions relevant to integrating new transportation and logistics innovations into existing communities
  • Assisting with research into practical applications of drones in cities, towns and rural regions and the identification of implications of those potential applications on a wide range of stakeholders and systems
  • Capturing and evaluating the challenges and opportunities of integrating drones into various types of real-world geographic, topographic, economic or social environments
  • Engaging in outreach to city, town and other officials on issues of urban planning, design, transport, associated policy domains and other dimensions, as well as technologists and regulators

Candidate Specification

  • Degree or Masters Degree educated with direct or related experience in urban planning or design, transportation systems planning and design, associated policy domains
  • Exposure to complex systems design, autonomous transport or connected vehicles and associated disciplines would be nice to haves
  • An interest in disruptive technology and the intersection with future cities, transportation systems and governmental, business and civil society stakeholders
  • Aptitude for facilitation of, engagement with and management of public sector, corporate and civil society stakeholders in interview, workshop and public event settings
  • Strong analytic skills, desk-based research capabilities and field research experience and stakeholder management capabilities
  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to synthesize complex arguments in short, sharp research reports and other formats
  • A self-starter, willing to get stuck in, chase up leads and pick up the phone when needed
  • A completer-finisher, organised and with excellent attention to detail
  • Impressive interpersonal skills: pro-active in listening, working with others and contributing to meetings
  • Strong IT skills (including Microsoft Word, Powerpoint & Excel, using web for research and social media).  Experience with Google docs and Google mail would be advantageous.

About Nesta

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 

Application Process:

  1. Applicants should apply on the University of London Website with 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. Any applicants that go to Nesta directly may be missed in the application process.
  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 candidates with the most suitable CVs
  4. 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

 

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