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The Royal Society

The Royal Society

The Royal Society

The Royal Society is a Fellowship of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.


London, United Kingdom

31 Jul 2013

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Policy Intern

Two paid policy internships available at the Royal Society to undertake a range of diverse tasks.

London, United Kingdom

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One internship will focus on policy for science, innovation and economic growth on a six month fixed term contract, ideally between October 2013 and March 2014. 

One internship will focus on policy for higher education on a four month fixed term contract, ideally between late September 2013 and late January 2014. 

The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, is looking for two policy interns to join our team. We expect both interns to be involved in a wide variety of projects and activities such as organising events, gathering and analysing oral and written evidence, drafting papers and engaging with stakeholders. We are looking for proactive all-rounders with particularly strong communication skills, and a willingness to undertake a range of diverse tasks is essential. 

One intern will be mainly involved with our policy work around science, innovation and economic growth following on from our recent statement ‘Fuelling prosperity’ and groundbreaking report ‘Securing the scientific century’. For this post a strong interest in international science and innovation systems, economics and/or public policy is desirable. 

The other will mainly work on two pieces of higher education policy work on the funding and training landscape for PhD students in the UK, and codes of conduct for PhDs and postdoctorate researchers. For this post a keen interest in UK higher education policy is desirable, particularly around Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects. 

There will be one application and interview process for both posts. Candidates are invited to indicate which internship they prefer and we will endeavour to take this into account during selection. 
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