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Education, Research and Innovation team intern-Nesta Internshi

Internship at University of London

Education, Research and Innovation team intern-Nesta Internshi

Internship at University of London

  • LocationLondon, UK
  • Position levelInternship
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 15 Aug, 2018
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  • Competitive£ 18,360.0 per year

Job title: Education, Research and Innovation 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 5th October 2018 to Friday 5th April 2019

Hours: Full-time, 37.5 per week

Deadline: 10pm, Saturday 1st September 2018

To Apply: See Below. Apply through this link only, any applications made to Nesta directly will not be considered.

Nesta has a fantastic opportunity for an assistant programme manager to join the education team in the Innovation Programmes team.

Through the Innovation Programmes team, Nesta provides financial and practical support to hundreds of innovators each year. We support people and organisations that are developing ideas to solve big social challenges, from social entrepreneurs and creative digital start-ups, to councils and established charities with national reach. We work across the UK and have staff working in England, Scotland and Wales.

Nesta's work in education seeks to answer the question of how to educate young people for a future where work will be very different from today. Our response is to look for ways to prepare young people for good jobs in the future - testing and growing approaches to teaching skills that will complement new technologies and be relevant in a more automated world. We also focus on improving access and effectiveness in digital learning technologies.

Our mission is to see that all young people with the skills they need for future work and an education system making better use of technology, and people's time and resources beyond the school.

You will be working across education programmes, including:

  • Rocket Fund - an internal startup project on a mission to enable every student to access the latest technology and find out what works in the classroom. We do this by modernising school fundraising and gathering user reviews about the tech they buy.
  • Support the delivery and development of one of our key programmes - Maths Mission, a partnership between Nesta and Tata, aiming to find the most effective ways to increase young people's interest in maths
  • Support a range of other education programmes, including our work to support the development of future skills in young people, and encourage school-age children to explore careers in invention and innovation

You'll also get access to regular training, external seminars and team lunches, so you'll quickly feel part of the gang.

The Role

  • 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.
  • Supporting the Rocket Fund programme through some of the following:
  • Teacher support - working with the Operations Manager to help teachers throughout the process
  • Supplier support - working with the Operations Manager to ensure suppliers make the most of their listing on Rocket Fund
  • Marketing and fundraising support
  • Assisting with research and practical delivery on education projects. For example supporting research on how students can acquire important skills and capabilities, or supporting delivery of Maths Mission
  • Preparing presentations and documents to assist with developing new corporate and funding partners.
  • You'll help organise events, including supporting with a major Nesta education event in the spring 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.

The Person

  • 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

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.

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