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Year Here

Year Here

Year Here

Year Here is a new type of gap year that challenges ambitious and entrepreneurial young people to a year of tackling social issues in their own backyard.

Internship

Location:
London, United Kingdom

Posted:
2 Jun 2013

Deadline:
Opportunity has expired

Salary details:
We are offering a short-term contract of 3 months with a salary of £14,000 per annum and:

  • The chance to work on an exciting research project, with a real chance of influencing public policy;
  • A unique insight into the early stages of a social start-up;
  • Space to flex your creative and entrepreneurial muscles;
  • A great opportunity to build your professional network in the field of social innovation; and
  • The possibility of progressing into a permanent role after three months.

Employer tags:
Industry:
Education
Esc Factor:
Entrepreneurial Work
Social Impact
Adventurous Challenge
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Policy and Research Officer

Super-analytical whizz needed to work on major report

London, United Kingdom

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Salary details:
We are offering a short-term contract of 3 months with a salary of £14,000 per annum and:

  • The chance to work on an exciting research project, with a real chance of influencing public policy;
  • A unique insight into the early stages of a social start-up;
  • Space to flex your creative and entrepreneurial muscles;
  • A great opportunity to build your professional network in the field of social innovation; and
  • The possibility of progressing into a permanent role after three months.

Job Type:
Internship
Level:
Entry Level
Escape Factors:
Exciting Brand
Social Impact
Function:
Analysis
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The Policy and Research Officer will work directly with Jack Graham, the CEO and Founder, to develop a report on social leadership development, specifically exploring the role of early frontline social action experiences in preparing America’s social and political leaders.

The USA has a long history of frontline social action – from the Freedom Train in the 70s to AmeriCorps and Teach for America more recently. Even Obama’s own story – of community organising in Chicago in his twenties – speaks to the power of frontline insight and social action in preparing leaders who are grounded in the realities of ordinary people’s lives.

In Britain, organisations like Year Here, Teach First and Frontline have recognised the power of this model and are creating new pathways for trailblazing young people who are ambitious about making society better for everyone. But there is still much to learn from the American experience.

The report will be written by Jack as part of his Clore Social Fellowship and in collaboration with Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation, and the New York City Department of Education. The report will also feed into the Decade of Social Action review, commissioned by the Prime Minister and conducted by Dame Julia Cleverdon.

Specifically, the Policy and Research Officer will work on:
  • Conducting a literature review of social action and social leadership preparation;
  • Developing an understanding of the youth social action field in the UK and USA and identity key themes and trends in both;
  • Producing briefing papers on relevant initiatives;
  • Designing presentations and literature to share with key stakeholders;
  • Contacting prominent social and political leaders in the United States to secure interviews, guest contributions, etc; and
  • Contributing to the wider development of Year Here – through participation in sessions on impact measurement, programme design and strategy.

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR
We’re looking for a highly-professional and naturally analytical person with fantastic communication skills. 

Specifically, you will have:

  • Experience of research and analysis. Whether academic or business-related, you will be exceptionally comfortable with getting to grips with a new field and producing clear, coherent and intelligent analysis of quantitative and qualitative data. 
  • A great head for strategy, coupled with a sharp eye for the detail: you’ll be extremely organised and analytical.
  • Exceptional communication skills. You’ll be charming, persuasive and a great listener – helping you communicate complex ideas, forge new connections and manage sensitive relationships;
  • Entrepreneurialism. You’ll be used to achieving a lot with a little. You might have set something up in the past or you’re planning to in the future. 
  • A passion for young people and serious social impact.
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