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

Please note that CVs will not be accepted.