Intern - Economy, Enterprise and Manufacturing
Posted on Feb 1, 2019 by RSA
· Interested in how we can challenge the growing power of big tech?
· Want to intern with a progressive organisation dedicated to social change?
We're looking for an Intern to support us in the Economy team.
We're all affected by widening inequality in the UK. We're not just talking about the gap between the rich and poor, but the imbalance of power between corporates and citizens.
We are looking for an individual with a commitment to the RSA's mission, and in particular the work of the Economy team. You will need to have a strong interest in debates related to inequality in a broad sense (i.e. more than income inequality, taking into consideration power and agency). For example, you may be interested in exploring how to resolve power imbalances through collective ownership models such as co-operatives, and how we can stop the erosion of our democracy by controlling the spread of disinformation on social media platforms.
RSA interns are expected to make a significant contribution to our work. In return, we offer to develop their skills through our in-house training programme and via one-to-one training from RSA colleagues. We are particularly keen to hear from applicants who have not yet had experience of an internship.
What the role involves:
· Supporting our projects with desk research and ideas development in the preparation of proposals.
· Providing support with project coordination, communication and events.
· Helping us engage others in our work.
The RSA combines thought leadership with civic innovation to further human progress. Building on our 260 year history as a beacon for enlightenment values, the RSA is currently at an exciting period in its history. We provide platforms for leading experts through the UK's most ambitious free public lecture series, our projects generate new models for tackling the social challenges of today and we are building on our network of over 29,000 Fellows around the world - these are achievers and influencers from every field with a real commitment to progressive and social change.
We offer great benefits, including 29 days holiday (plus bank holidays), additional wellbeing allowance, free fellowship throughout employment and lots more!
How to apply
To apply for this position please submit the below as two documents:
- Your current CV
- A covering letter clearly addressing how you meet the criteria for the role as set out in the person specification. You may address your covering letter to Josie Warden, Senior Researcher.
Please be sure to read the accompanying job pack for more detail before applying.
The closing date for receipt of applications is on 9am Monday 18 February 2019. Interviews are expected to take place on Friday 1 March 2019. Please note that we cannot accept late, incomplete applications, and we can only consider candidates who apply through the online application process.
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