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ESRC Internship Scheme (two positions)

London SW1
Closing Date: Monday 3 October

The Resolution Foundation is an independent think-tank focused on improving living standards for those on low to middle incomes. Our reputation for rigorous analytical work that results in effective policy solutions places us at the forefront of the UK debate on economic and social policy.

The Resolution Foundation is pleased to offer two research assistant placements via the ESRC’s Internship Scheme. Please note: this position is only available to the ESRC’s Doctoral Training Partnerships network.

Who are the interns going to work with?

The Resolution Foundation is an independent think-tank, founded in 2005, focused on improving the living standards of those on low-to-middle incomes. We work across a wide range of economic and social policy, combining our core purpose with a commitment to analytical rigour. These twin pillars of rigour and purpose underpin everything we do and make us the leading UK authority on securing widely-shared economic growth.

The Foundation’s established work programme includes incomes and inequality; jobs, skills and pay; housing, wealth and debt; tax and welfare; public finances and the economy.

We inform public debate, alongside key decision makers in government, the private sector, and civil society. Alongside regular publications from our team on a range of policy issues, we hold a wide-ranging programme of events, hosting diverse speakers from academia, the voluntary sector and business, and regularly engage with politicians from across the political spectrum.

The research team is led by Dr Mike Brewer, who is also a visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. The rest of team have backgrounds in economics and other social sciences, and carry out quantitative and qualitative research and analysis, using a wide range of micro-data-sets
and macroeconomic data sources.

As part of our commitment in this area, we offer job specific pre-application discussions to Black, Asian and other Minority Ethnic candidates and all candidates with disabilities who would like to speak to someone about the role in advance. Please contact Sharmina.Khanam@
resolutionfoundation.org for more details.

Internship project

 The internships will contribute to work under the Economy 2030 project.

Britain in the 2020s is a country that has, in many ways, become less dynamic over recent decades, and been struck by the interlinked challenges of weak productivity growth and stagnating living standards. The UK’s many strengths must be harnessed to manage this change well.

The Economy 2030 Inquiry is a collaboration between the Resolution Foundation (RF) and the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at the London School of Economics (LSE), and funded by the Nuffield Foundation, and aims to address this question of economic change.

 

The Economy 2030 project is now moving from its analysis of the problems (summarised in https://economy2030.resolutionfoundation.org/reports/stagnation-nation/) to identifying policy recommendations.

During 2023, we anticipate producing reports providing policy recommendations on:

• how to design fair taxes

• how best to provide income insurance/replacement in the social security system

• a new system of road pricing

• new sectoral-based labour market institutions

• policies to improve the human capital of workers

• a new trade policy for the UK

• a new monetary policy framework

• how to encourage economic dynamism

• how to obtain more high-productivity cities outside of London

• how to deal with high housing costs in high productivity areas.

We will also be carrying out some deliberative work on some of these policy areas, and we will be
commissioning quantitative and qualitative analysis of public attitudes.

For these papers, interns may be able to contribute by undertaking quantitative analysis, qualitative analysis (e.g. convening a focus group or interviewing stakeholders), literature reviews, or assessment of policy options. In all cases, the final output would be a high-profile policy-focused RF report.

Diversity at the Resolution Foundation

We value and are committed to increasing diversity within both our own organisation and the economic policy making sector more widely and we are particularly keen to attract applications from under-represented communities and groups. For more information about our ongoing work in this area, please see our recruitment brochure.

If you are interested in applying and would like to speak to someone informally to assess whether we are the right organisation for you, please contact Sharmina.Khanam@resolutionfoundation.
org.

As part of our commitment in this area, we offer job specific pre-application discussions to Black, Asian and other Minority Ethnic candidates and all candidates with disabilities who would like to speak to someone about the role in advance. Please contact Sharmina.Khanam@
resolutionfoundation.org for more details.

In line with our determination to attract a diverse team, we regularly analyse a variety of statistics to inform the focus of our work in this area. To help with this, we would be grateful if you would complete the equal opportunities monitoring form provided on the application platform. Any information you provide is collated anonymously and used solely to track the effectiveness of our recruitment campaign.

How is the intern expected to spend their day?

Each intern will have a mentor, who is part of the research team, and who will act as their key point of contact during the internship.

Development opportunities:

Data handling and analysis:
• The internship is likely to involve being involved in both short and long-form analytical work. By working on short-form outputs, such as various statistics reactions, they will download, sense check, quickly analyse, and visually present economic and social figures. Working on longer-term outputs, such as briefing notes and spotlight articles, interns will clean, reshape and analyse data – using statistical packages like STATA or R. They will perform descriptive statistical analysis and, depending on their research question, more advanced econometric
techniques.

Communicating research:
• Written communication: the opportunity to draft both short outputs, such as blogs/spotlights and longer outputs, like briefing notes. In both formats, they will gain experience
in transforming their research findings into a clear narrative structure underpinned by crisp
drafting

• Visualising research: gain experience in transforming quantitative findings into clear and striking charts.

• Formal presentations: present their findings to the research team, building both confidence in presenting and an understanding of how to structure a clear story that keeps the audience
engaged.

• Communicating with the media: through in-house media training and taking part in statistical reactions (e.g. labour market statistics, prices/inflation figures), interns will get a sense of how to transform complex results into a clear, interesting story.

Policy reviews and analysis:
• Interns may be asked to review and critically analyse relevant policies, or tasked with drafting
brief literature reviews and policy briefs, in order to understand where there are gaps in the
evidence and whether/where public policy has been effective in addressing the specific
research topic at hand.

Network development:
• Interns will also get a sense of how to build networks in think tanks/policymaking circles,
including through engaging with friendly Foundation contacts and accompanying the team
to formal meetings and roundtables.

Specific training sessions include:
• Statistical software (STATA) training (if needed): A member of the research team will provide
the trainee with three to four STATA sessions, teaching them to interpret and write their own
code.

• Econometrics (if needed): depending on the trainee’s experience/interest, they will be
provided with session(s) allowing them to understand and put into practice concepts ranging
from statistical significance testing to more advanced forms of regression analysis.

• Excel tips and chart-building (if needed): a session focused on Excel shortcuts and how to
create clear but visually striking charts and tables.

• Drafting and narrative building: a minimum of two sessions wherein the trainee learns to
transform research findings into a short article/longer report structure using crisp, clear prose.
This includes practice sessions, where the trainee writes and receives detailed feedback on a
number of mock-blog posts.

• Media training: the Foundation’s communications team will run trainees through a media
training session – teaching them the basics of how newspaper and broadcasters tend to use
our research and how to prepare for media interviews.

Wider learning opportunities:
• Access to RF’s Masterclass series, where members of staff and / or external guests run
informational sessions on a number of research topics.

About You
Essential requirements:

• Quantitative research skills

• Experience with statistical software packages e.g. Stata and R

• A commitment to the Resolution Foundation’s core mission

Desirable characteristics:

• Qualitative research skills, and experience of using a range of techniques

• Experience with key UK household data-sets, including the LFS, the FRS/HBAI, the EHS,
Understanding Society, or other micro-data-sets such as ASHE.

• Comparative social and economic policy knowledge

Internship Title: Research Assistant (x2)
Location: London (with occasional remote
working possible)
Start Date: January – June 2023
Full or Part Time: Full Time

How to apply

Resolution Foundation uses an online application platform for all our roles. Developed by the Behavioural Insights Team, Be Applied is designed to eliminate unconscious bias in the recruitment process. If you would like to apply, please visit https://app.beapplied.com/apply/fghabpejrn.

The application process has two stages:

I. About you: The platform will ask you for some personal details and to upload your CV. Applications
are assessed blind by multiple reviewers so this information will only become visible to the
Foundation if you make it through the initial shortlisting stage.

II. Short answer questions. You will be asked to complete two short research activities. Each
question has a 250-word limit and you will have the opportunity to amend these sections before
submitting your application.

N.B. each of your answers will be reviewed separately and anonymously by different people. This
means the person reviewing your answer to question 2 will not have access to your answer to
question 1, and so on. Therefore, do not refer in one answer to what you have written in another
(e.g. avoid using phrases like “as explained above”). If it is relevant, explain again in full.

In line with our determination to attract a diverse workforce, we constantly review our
recruitment procedures. To help with this, we would be grateful if you would also complete the
equal opportunities monitoring form provided on the application platform. Any information you
provide is collated anonymously and used solely to track the effectiveness of our recruitment
campaign.

Closing Date
To be considered for this opportunity, please ensure you submit your application by Monday 3
October 2022.

Interviews
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted as soon as possible after the closing date, and we expect
to hold interviews by video conference or in person at our offices in Westminster.

Please let us know if you have any specific requirements so we can make any necessary reasonable
adjustments in advance.

Financial Assistance
Assistance for interview expenses will also be provided subject to agreement in advance. If you
are invited to attend an interview and would like to be reimbursed for your expenses, please let us
know when confirming your attendance.

Feedback
All unsuccessful applicants will be sent feedback about their application through the Applied
platform. Candidates who have attended an interview will be offered in-depth feedback in order
for the experience to assist in preparing for future interviews. We also welcome any feedback
candidates have about the application process.

Contact
If you would like to speak to someone informally about the role before applying, please contact
Sharmina.Khanam@resolutionfoundation.org.

If you would like further information about the application process, or if you have a disability that
might affect your ability to apply, please contact us at: recruitment@resolutionfoundation.org and
a member of staff will get in touch. For more information about our work and what it is like to work
for the Resolution Foundation, please see our Recruitment Brochure.

 

 

 MRS Internship Opportunities 

There are  a number of available placements hosted by ‘Flex MR’, ‘National Residential Landlords Association’, ‘Bulbshare’ and ‘Acuity Research and Practice’. ESRC will meet the cost of the student’s fees and stipends for the period of the placement and the host will meet the additional travel and subsistence cost. There are further details on the available internships , including information on the organisation, the project and person specification below. The application deadline for these internships is the 3 October 2022

 

Internship Title: Research Executive

Full or Part time: Part-time Start date*: 17 October

* 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

Who are the interns going to work with?

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.

Internship project

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.

How is the intern expected to spend their day?

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.

Skills and Experience Required

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. How to apply for this role

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 3 October 2022.

 

Internship Title: Economist

Full or Part time: Full Time

Start date*: November (by agreement) * 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: Sale, Manchester

Company Name: National Residential Landlords Association

Department: Policy & Research

Company Address: 212 Washway Road, Sale, Manchester, M33 6RN

Who are the interns going to work with?

The NRLA represents the interests of landlords in the private rented sector (PRS) across England and Wales. The NRLA has over 90,000 members, ensuring landlords have a unified voice in Whitehall and Cardiff. We advocate using evidence-backed positions to achieve our goals. These goals include creating a positive public perception around landlords. In doing so we reinforce the vital role landlords have in supplying homes across England & Wales.

Internship project

There is an assumption among policy makers that the PRS crowds out owner occupation. There is also an assumption that the private rented sector adds nothing to the national economy. The conclusion is that the economic effect of private rented housing is simply one of substitution. We wish to challenge that view, and this Internship will provide valuable evidence in presenting that challenge. The Internee will: 1. Work alongside staff members to produce a “economic map” of the PRS, identifying key stakeholders who provide sector leadership, economic activity, innovation and investment. 2. Use guidance and academic research to detail how best to calculate the economic value (GVA and jobs) and additionality (investment and innovation) the PRS generates can be calculated, aggregated and presented. 3. Use the internee’s interim Scoping Report to set out the methods which will guide the intern, NRLA (and any subsequent contractors) in developing an economic impact calculation. This will include the use of: existing data sources (e.g. statistical agencies, published accounts); primary research (surveys); interviews and consultations with key stakeholders; modelling and impact calculations. 4. Produce an assessment of the PRS as an economic sector, not only supplying homes for tenants, but also supporting jobs (direct and indirect), innovation and growth.

How is the intern expected to spend their day?

Interns will meet weekly face-to-face with their assigned mentor Nick Clay who leads the NRLA’s research function. This will be to discuss progress, emerging issues and to identify industry/sector contacts, data sources as necessary.

The company has moved, post-pandemic, to a hybrid working model. The intern will be encouraged to visit the office at least twice a week. Nick will be in the office on those days.
Nick will also reach out via MS-Teams on a daily basis. There will be an expectation the intern will work during normal office hours.

They will go through a short induction programme. Because of the political nature of the organisation the intern will be fully briefed on expectations regarding the use of company email and online access.

In terms of wider development and opportunities, the intern will have opportunities if they so wish to be involved in other projects – we run quarterly research programmes using industry platforms. We also manage research projects delivered by external agencies. The intern will be invited to participate as a team member.

The intern will be given full access to the company’s HR department to resolve any issues arising from their internship.

Interns will be given full key-card access to the company’s Sale office which is handily located for public transport. The office is open between the hours of 9am and 5pm. The office is fully accessible. There is a free car park and we can arrange a parking permit on request.

They will receive a lap-top on loan and access to the company’s shared drive. We can also facilitate a loan of a display screen and keyboard on request. We will provide access to our commercial survey platform (Qualtrics) as well as our previous research reports. In the office there is access to meeting rooms, whiteboards, A/V equipment etc. There is full internet access and wi-fi. The intern will be able to set up meetings and discuss the project with NRLA employees across the business (Policy, marketing) to further their understanding of PRS-sector innovators.

Please note the NRLA takes accessibility and equality issues seriously and any specific needs will be catered for.

Skills and Experience Required

The successful candidate will:

1. Have detailed knowledge in the field of evaluation and impact
2. Ideally, their PhD will be in the area of economic impact/welfare economics/Cost-Benefit Analysis or similar.
3. Have an understanding of how market research methods can be used to evidence assumptions around the concepts outlined in the guidance referenced above.
4. Understand when and where a range of other data collection methods are most applicable.
5. Have knowledge of best practice and published research in the fields of economic impact, evaluation and sector analysis.

How to apply for this role

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please email Nick Clay, Head of Research nick.clay@nrla.org.uk for more information on how to apply.

The application deadline is 3 October 2022.

 

 

General Information Internship Title: Research Assistant

Full or Part time: Full time

Start date*: October 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: London (remote)

Company Name: Bulbshare

Department: Research Company Address: 3-5 Hardwidge St, London SE1 3SY

Who are the interns going to work with?
Bulbshare brings the world’s biggest brands closer to their customers than ever before. By building always-on global consumer communities, we put customer voice at the heart of operations, enabling more successful products and services with better market fit.

Bulbshare’s global insight communities drive 1000s of real-time responses every day in over 50 markets worldwide – allowing the organisations we work with to make more agile, reactive and customer-led decisions. From product heatmapping to virtual workshops to AI response analysis, our technology is changing the face of consumer insight and revolutionising how brands develop products. And our model for customer advocacy is re-shaping the landscape of influencer marketing.

We build customer communities anywhere in the world, from any consumer segment. And, with clients ranging from Nestlé and Unilever to eBay, Samsung and Coca-Cola, we deliver daily insights that change the way the world’s biggest businesses operate.

Internship project

We are currently building from the ground up, a small community of passionate people (50-100 everyday customers) who are interested in and are actively engaged in sustainability. There will be a range of weekly tasks and activities for the community members to become involved in (e.g. ideas box on how to get more people engaged in sustainability and using their social media channels to create content). We are therefore looking for someone with a passion in this area who can help us pull together regular findings from the community, but also act as a key port of call for the community members, creating content for them, responding to them, engaging in general, and ensuring that output quality remains high.

This will be the primary concern for the intern. However, if there is not sufficient work to keep them busy on this, we also have another small community of football fans that we are setting up, that may need some secondary help on.

How is the intern expected to spend their day?

They will be provided with a point of contact for the duration of their stay with us, who will be on hand to answer any queries about anything. In addition, they will be working closely with the project co-ordinator, who is running this community. This person will be their day-to-day contact, and will work closely and collaboratively with them to ensure we keep things on track and produce outputs that are sellable.

They will receive an onboarding from multiple members of the team to ensure that they are up to speed with the different company functions and roles and responsibilities.

Skills and Experience Required

Students should have an interest in a sustainability-related field/study area. They must be able to analyse qualitative data from our small community and turn it into written outputs (i.e. summaries of what is being said). Having an interrogative mind is also useful, in being able to ask questions of our members on a regular basis.

Proficiency with the working suite of Word, PowerPoint, Excel will be needed to analyse and share data. Any further skills beyond this in terms of video editing and suchlike will be most welcome.

How to apply for this role

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please email Darren Till, Research Director at Darren.t@bulbshare.com for more information on how to apply.

The application deadline is 3 October 2022.

 

 

General Information two Internships available at Acuity Research and Practice. Internship Titles: Intern Research Executive & Intern Research Executive

Full or Part time: Full Time Start date*: Beginning of October

* 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.

Internships Location: Remote – work from home

Company Name: Acuity Research and Practice

Department: Research

Company Address: PO Box 395, Umberleigh , North Devon EX32 2HL.

 

Who are the interns going to work with?

Acuity is a leading research & training consultancy in the social housing sector working with Housing Associations and Local Authorities. We provide analysis, insight, advice and training that enables our customers to improve their businesses. We also have a Benchmarking side to the company with over 140 small Housing Associations signed up to share data and best practice.

Internship project

▪ Compile and analyse statistical data using modern and traditional data collection methods

▪ Conduct valid and reliable SWOT analyses of market research

▪ Use online market research and catalogue its results in databases

▪ Remain fully informed about market trends, third-party research, and implement best practices

▪ Develop and evaluate data collection methods such as database research, AI platforms, and other web-based applications

• Present results to the leadership

▪ Collaborate with internal marketing and business partners to understand goals and needs ▪ Perform phases of the data analysis plan using necessary tools with guidance from experienced team members

 

How is the intern expected to spend their day?

. The interns will receive the following support and development opportunities-
• On appointment being assigned a mentor to initiate a work/development plan
• Having their opinions listened to
• Making them feel part of our team and helping them integrate smoothly.
• Encouraging them to participate in company events/sitting in on meetings
• Temporary access to tools and platforms.
• Providing support and training for not only the company’s best interest but also for the long term for the individual.

Skills and Experience Required

Students to be highly analytical, numerate and be willing to contribute to our client advisory capacities. As the internship could 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.

Any experience in one or several of the following areas would be advantageous:

• Understanding multiple research methodologies – CATI, online, SMS, postal

• Setting up online and CATI surveys within our software

• Producing research outputs: data outputs, data analysis, coding, charting and report writing on findings

• Carry out sentiment analysis • Liaising with operational teams, quality checking of materials and deliverables

• Working to ISO and MRS standards

• Checking reports, results and survey programming produced by other members of the team • Writing and publishing blogs and updating our website.

How to apply for this role

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please email Alison White, Director at alison.white@sarap.co.uk for information on how to apply. The application deadline is 3 October 2022.

 

 

Full Time Research Assistant for Bulbshare

(Applications Closed)

Internship Title: Research Assistant
Full or Part time: Full time
Start date*: September/October 2022 (Duration: 3 months)
* 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: London (remote)
Company Name: Bulbshare
Department: Research
Company Address: 3-5 Hardwidge St, London SE1 3SY

Bulbshare brings the world’s biggest brands closer to their customers than ever before. By building always-on global consumer communities, we put customer voice at the heart of operations, enabling more successful products and services with better market fit. Bulbshare’s global insight communities drive 1000s of real-time responses every day in over 50 markets worldwide – allowing the organisations we work with to make more agile, reactive and customer-led
decisions. From product heatmapping to virtual workshops to AI response analysis, our technology is changing the face of consumer insight and revolutionising how brands develop products. And our model for customer advocacy is re-shaping the landscape of influencer marketing. We build customer communities anywhere in the world, from any consumer segment. And, with clients ranging from Nestlé and Unilever to eBay, Samsung and Coca-Cola, we deliver daily insights that change the way the world’s biggest businesses operate. 

We are currently building from the ground up, a small community of passionate people (50-100 everyday
customers) who are interested in and are actively engaged in sustainability. There will be a range of weekly tasks and activities for the community members to become involved in (e.g. ideas box on how to get more people engaged in sustainability and using their social media channels to create content). We are therefore looking for someone with a passion in this area who can help us pull together regular findings from the community, but also act as a key port of call for the community members, creating content for them, responding to them, engaging in general, and ensuring that output quality remains high. This will be the primary concern for the intern. However, if there is not sufficient work to keep them busy on this, we also have another small community of football fans that we are setting up, that may need some secondary help on.

They will be provided with a point of contact for the duration of their stay with us, who will be on hand to answer any queries about anything. In addition, they will be working closely with the project co-ordinator, who is running this community. This person will be their day-to-day contact, and will work closely and collaboratively with them to ensure we keep things on track and produce outputs that are sellable. They will be provided with a point of contact for the duration of their stay with us, who will be on hand to answer any queries about anything. In addition, they will be working closely with the project co-ordinator, who is running this community. This person will be their day-to-day contact and will work closely and collaboratively with them to ensure we keep things on track and produce outputs that are sellable. They will receive an onboarding from multiple members of the team to ensure that they are up to speed
with the different company functions and roles and responsibilities.

They should have an interest in a sustainability-related field/study area. They must be able to analyse qualitative data from our small community and turn it into written outputs (i.e. summaries of what is being said). Having an interrogative mind is also useful, in being able to ask questions of our members on a regular basis.

Proficiency with the working suite of Word, PowerPoint, Excel will be needed to analyse and share data.
Any further skills beyond this in terms of video editing and suchlike will be most welcome. 

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please email Darren Till, Research Director at Darren.t@bulbshare.com for more information on how to apply.
The application deadline is 31 August 2022.

The Royal Institution Digital Media PhD Internships (Applications Closed)

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

(Applications Closed)

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.