Research Internship

Job posted: 5 January 2017

Closing date: 22 January 2017

Salary: £18,330 pro rata per annum

Contract type: Fixed term contract (4 months)

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone seeking a first step in the world of policy and research.

The postholder would gain in-depth experience of a range of research duties through supporting the Centre’s core research team.  Specific tasks for interns include: qualitative and quantitative research on aspects of the economies of UK cities and towns and desk-based research into economic conditions, trends and strategies in a number of UK and international cities.

Job Duties/Key responsibilities:

  • Undertake quantitative and qualitative research
  • Conduct literature reviews, policy reviews and other background research as required by the team
  • Support the Centre’s research programme and deliver small scale research projects as needed
  • Provide administrative and research support as required, including arranging meetings, site visits and events

Essential skills:

  • Experience in managing and manipulating large data sets
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Strong communication skills, including written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Strong research and analytical skills, including the ability to understand a large body of literature, draw out the key issues and apply them to the Centre’s research programme
  • The ability to work well in a team
  • Economics or other related degree

Desirable Skills:

  • Knowledge of economic, social and/or public policy
  • Knowledge of STATA and GIS software
  • Knowledge of NOMIS and other government datasets

If you are interested in applying, please download the job description and fill out the application form and email it to info@centreforcities.org.

Please note that CVs will not be accepted.