Economic Research Internship

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone seeking a first step in the world of policy and research. The post holder would gain in-depth experience of a range of research duties through supporting the Centre’s core research team.

Job posted on 4 August 2022

Job details 

Closing date

4 September 2022

Start date

5 October 2022

Salary

£21,547.50 pro rata per annum

Contract type

Full time, 4 months (5th of October 2022 – 31st of January 2023)

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

Centre for Cities is an independent, non-partisan research and policy institute.  Committed to helping Britain’s cities improve their economic performance, the Centre produces practical research and policy advice for city leaders, Whitehall and employers.

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:

  • 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
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Experience in managing and manipulating large data sets
  • Strong communication skills, including written, verbal and presentation skills
  • The ability to work well in a team

Desirable Skills:

  • Knowledge of economic, social and/or public policy
  • Knowledge of GIS software, and/or experience using STATA, R or Python for data analytics
  • Knowledge of NOMIS and other government datasets

To apply

If you are interested in applying for this internship, please click here. Note that you will be required to create a Jotform Account to fill in our online application form.

The application deadline is Sunday 4th of September 2022. Interviews, including a written test, will be held on the w/c 12th and 19th of September, 2022.

Please note that we do not accept CVs.