The Royal Society - Science Policy Paid Internship

The Royal Society - Science Policy Paid Internship

Issued: Wed, 05 Jul 2017 15:05:00 BST

Deadline: 27/7/17

Location: London

The Royal Society are seeking several interns to work with the UK’s best scientists and other experts to influence UK, EU and global policy for six months between 2 October 2017 and 30 March 2018.

The Royal Society’s policy work covers issues such as research and innovation, science and maths education, health and wellbeing, emerging technologies and climate change. They analyse the scientific evidence relating to major policy issues, produce reports, statements and consultation responses as well as bring together policymakers and scientists to discuss current pressing topics.

The Royal Society are looking for enthusiastic and proactive all-rounders with particularly strong communication (both written and verbal) and organisational skills, and a willingness to undertake diverse tasks. You will work on a range of topics of the highest priority to the Royal Society by undertaking research and analysis, providing advice, drafting documents and organising events. You should be able to demonstrate a strong interest in and desire to learn about policy work. This is an entry level role within the Royal Society’s science policy team, and to fully benefit from this internship you should ideally have at least six months of relevant experience.

If this role is of interest, please submit your application via the Royal Society's online recruitment portal. Your application should consist of: 1) your CV; 2) a short cover letter outlining your relevant skills and experience, why you are interested in policy work, and what you will bring to this role.

The closing date for applications is 23 July 2017, with interviews planned for the week beginning 7 August 2017.

For more information please visit the Royal Society website.