Job title: Intern- Digital Social Innovation (Government Innovation- Analysis and Policy) - 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
Deadline: 10pm, Sunday 11th March 2018
To Apply: See Below. Apply through this link only, any applications made to Nesta directly will not be considered.
We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and flexible intern to join the latest phase of our exciting work on digital social innovation (DSI), who will support a range of tasks including research, communications and events, policy engagement and project management.
Working independently and collaboratively, the role's tasks and responsibilities will include:
- Assisting with research and policy work on DSI, including through desk research, interviews and workshops. Some of our upcoming research work is data-driven, but quantitative skills are not essential.
- Supporting the writing, reviewing and editing of reports and other research outputs such as blogs, case studies and toolkits.
- Stakeholder mapping and engagement, including of practitioners, researchers, policymakers, public sector employees and intermediaries working on DSI.
- Communication and dissemination work, including supporting newsletter development, social media and direct outreach, as well as generating new and creative ways to communicate ideas to different audiences.
- Supporting project management, including liaising with partners, preparing agendas and minutes for meetings and coordinating updates.
- Supporting event organisation from small workshops to large events. This will include both operational tasks and content curation.
- Keeping abreast of Nesta's wider work on innovation, particularly digital and social innovation, and supporting other relevant projects.
- We are looking for someone with the following skills and experience:
- Excellent degree, preferably in a relevant field. Postgraduate qualifications or work experience in the field are not essential;
- Experience of working in a busy environment, meeting deadlines, managing and prioritising multiple tasks;
- Excellent qualitative research skills;
- Excellent writing and editing skills and a keen eye for detail;
- Excellent organisational and project management skills;
- Some experience of event organisation, social media management, policy engagement, and/or website content management (please note we do not expect candidates to have experience in all of these areas);
- Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills;
- IT-literate including Microsoft Office and, preferably, Google Apps;
- An interest in digital technologies, social challenges and DSI, and familiarity with some of the key current trends, debates and discussions;
- A willingness to learn new skills and knowledge and be flexible to the demands of the role and project.
- We are committed to diversity and particularly encourage applications from women, people with disabilities, BAME applicants, LGBT+ applicants and other minority groups.
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.
- project management
- digital technologies
- social challenges