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Intern, Public Services and Communities


Intern, Public Services and Communities


  • LocationLondon, UK
  • Position levelInternship
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  • Application deadline iconApply by 19 Nov, 2018
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 20 Oct, 2018
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  • Competitive£ 18,564.0 per year
We’re looking for an Intern to help us drive forward a new programme of work about people, power, place and public services to push our concerns up the policy agenda and our ideas into local action.

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.

You’ll show a commitment to the RSA’s mission and ideally be able to demonstrate an interest in key issues such as economic insecurity, inclusive growth, health and well-being and public service transformation. You will have strong organisational skills, the ability to work flexibility within a busy team environment and be willing to support colleagues with strong interpersonal skills, and the confidence and ability to communicate effectively. You’ll be an excellent time manager and multi-tasker with strong experience working in a digital communications team, preferably in a charity or think tank environment.

What the role involves:

  • Conducting desk-based research and literature reviews, and supporting fieldwork for projects
  • Analysing data and reporting on findings (with support), writing blogs and contributing to PSC’s social media presence
  • Supporting the PSC team of researchers and directors with project coordination, communications and events organisation
  • Assisting with ideas development and the preparation of project proposals

The RSA combines thought leadership with civic innovation to further human progress. Building on our 260-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 29,000 Fellows around the world – these are achievers and influencers from every field with a real commitment to progressive and social change.

We offer great benefits, including 29 days holiday (plus bank holidays, pro rata), additional wellbeing allowance, free Fellowship throughout employment and lots more!

How to apply

To apply for this position please submit the below as two documents:

  • Your current CV
  • A covering letter clearly addressing how you meet the criteria for the role as set out in the person specification and a short, written exercise (see job pack for detail).

You may address your covering letter to Ian Burbidge, Associate Director, Public Services & Communities.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 9am Monday 19 November 2018. Interviews are expected to take place on 27 November 2018. Please note that we cannot accept late, incomplete applications, and we can only consider candidates who apply through the online application process.

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