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The Royal Institution Digital Media PhD Internships

The Royal Institution are looking for x3 Phd students to join their Digital Team for a three month internship to gain experience of digital media and science communication. These internships will run consecutively from September 2022 to July 2023, with some flexibility around exact start dates.

You will be based at the Royal Institution offices in Mayfair, London. Working closely with all members of the Digital Team, this role will support the Ri’s digital content production and platforms. Depending on the candidate’s interests and experience, we will provide some basic training in audio and video production. A typical day will include: creating science engagement content for our social media platforms, helping film and livestream events, helping manage our YouTube channel and develop our podcasts and working on our social media and digital offering around the world famous CHRISTMAS LECTURES.

This placement is ideal for anyone interested in learning more about digital media and harnessing its’ potential to communicate science to diverse and global audiences.

The opportunity is only open to PhD students who are eligible for an internship as part of their PhD programme and receive a stipend from their Doctoral Training Programme (DTP). Please check with your university/DTP to ensure funding is available before applying.

For more information, please visit their website:  Digital Media PhD Intern | Royal Institution (rigb.org) and download the full job description and person specification and send your CV and a supporting statement of no more than 500 words explaining why you are interested in the internship and how you meet the criteria for the role to recruitment@ri.ac.uk .

The closing date for receipt of applications is 9am Monday 18 July 2022. Interviews are planned for week commencing 25 July.

Doctoral Training Network Market Research Society Pilot Internships

Internship Title: Research Executive
Full or Part time: Part-time
Start date: 19 July 2022 Start date can be indicated by a partner but is only confirmed after an offer has been made and has been agreed by the student.
Internship Location: Remote
Company Name: Flex MR
Department: Research Operations
Company Address: Unit 3, Shoreline Business Park, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7BF

FlexMR is the insights empowerment company. We help our commercial clients act decisively, stay close to customers and embed agile insight at the heart of every decision. We deliver this through our InsightHub platform – a central online space for surveys, focus groups, diaries, communities and creative qual – and a flexible approach to consultative and insight delivery services.

We are seeking an intern to develop, field and analyse a survey research project on the role of ‘empowerment’ in social, political and commercial communities. The research project will be fielded through the FlexMR InsightHub platform and involve project scoping, survey scripting, video question programming, analysis and reporting to an internal audience.
The intern will also have the opportunity to work directly within our client-facing operations team to support our commercial research projects for household UK brands. While this work will be varied, it will typically involve organising sample recruitment, fielding online qual and quant projects, analysing data and supporting senior team members in debriefs.

FlexMR operate a hybrid model of work. The research team work primarily from home, with two set days at our Milnthorpe head office per month. While it is expected that the intern will have an adequate home-working space, FlexMR will supply all relevant equipment for the role, including a secure laptop with access to company systems and space within the Milnthorpe head office for company-wide office days All new staff at FlexMR, including interns, go through an initial onboarding phase – which involves regular training sessions with key members of staff and shadowing exercises. The intern will also have access to a ring-fenced professional development budget and resource allocation (8 hours pro-rata) per month, which can be applied to, such as:
• continuous professional development (CPD) programmes.
• courses, internal & external, that enhance skills through technical training or skills.
• courses, both internal and external, with a specific management focus.
• courses leading to a relevant professional or academic qualification.
• other recognised forms of training such as shadowing, mentoring, coaching, self-led reading and e-learning as agreed with a line manager.

FlexMR also operate an ongoing mentorship programme, which pairs junior members of staff with senior leaders in the business to support new skills and professional development.

We would expect a student to be highly analytical, numerate and be willing to contribute to our client advisory capacities. As the internship will involve client-facing activities and communication with research participants, we expect the student to be a good and enthusiastic communicator. Further, we would require that a student has an interest in qualitative and quantitative market research, has developed communication and project management skills, has the capacity to work independently and as part of a team. While previous market research experience is required, we would expect prior experience in data fieldwork and analysis.

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please email Gareth Bowden, Head of Operations gareth.bowden@flexmr.net for information on how to apply. The application deadline is 8 July 2022.