Summer Internship Scheme 2015 - Science Communications Intern
Country / Territory
Education & Society
Job Category
Pay Band
Pay Band 4
Vacancy Description
Based in London, pay band 4 (£15,000 per anum), 12 weeks fixed term contract, Application Deadline - 23:59, 8 March.
British Council Summer Internship Scheme 2015

Every summer, we bring new ideas to the organisation by taking on between 10 and 12 interns for a 12-week period from June - September. We learn from having new talent in the organisation during the summer months; plus, we gain an insight into how we can deliver the best opportunities for young people. In return, you learn new skills while on a paid internship, and make some useful contacts for the future. If you are keen to learn more about working for a global charity and to make a real difference over the summer then this opportunity is definitely for you!

 As part of the programme you will join a specific department in one of our key business areas, and work with a dedicated line manager working on real projects, that add value to our organisation and our international work. You will also take part in a group project, where you will be able to apply your project management and team working skills as well as receiving career advice and training that provide you with real direction and perspective to take away with you on completion of the programme.

Science Communications Internship

One of the British Council’s charitable purposes is to encourage cultural, scientific, technological and other educational cooperation between the UK and other countries. We see science as a valuable hook for engagement across the wide portfolio of our work, whether through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) education initiatives, science and arts work, public engagement activity, policy dialogues, research partnership programmes, supporting the capacity building of institutions, or skills development and mobility of early career researchers.

 This role would give a candidate the opportunity to come up with innovative new ways to engage online audiences with our Science and Research offer, working through the organisation’s digital channels and global network of offices to engage audiences in our science work, both  in the UK and overseas through generating exciting and relevant web copy for the science website. The intern will also have the opportunity to work across a number of other important projects in the science team’s portfolio including the Newton fund, Famelab and IAESTE (The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience).

 A science or technology related degree is a must as is excellent communications skills and a clear passion in science and technology and its communication to the public.

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The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks.