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Reference: 59952

Date Added: 17 March 2017
Closing Date: 30 March 2017

Job Title: Social Research Internship

Working For: The Research Base

Location: Brighton

Salary: Living Wage (£8.45 an hour)

Job Details

The Research Base is an international research consultancy based in Brighton, with a particular focus on education and skills, third sector research and international development. We are currently seeking a social research intern who will work across our range of projects in general research, market intelligence, and monitoring and evaluation. The intern will have the opportunity to develop a broad range of skills in a busy, friendly consultancy. The internship may eventually lead to a more permanent Research Assistant position.

The research intern’s duties will include, but not be limited, to:

  • Delivering desk research in a variety of topics, including education/skills and international development
  • Helping the team with analysis
  • Proofing and summarising substantial research papers
  • Undertaking occasional internal research projects, including ThinkBase articles
  • Supporting the team with pieces of ad hoc work as appropriate
  • Social media support
  • Office support and administration, as required

The intern will be offered on-the-job training in social research methodology and other relevant areas. 

We are seeking candidates with the following skills and experience:

  • Excellent written skills
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to condense complex information into straightforward summaries
  • Quantitative data skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work independently
  • Interest in social research, education or international development
  • Degree level or Masters level in social sciences or humanities

Closing Date: 30 March 2017

Interview/Start Dates

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by the end of Friday 31 March. Please keep Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 April available for interviews.

Application Details

Please send a CV and cover letter, of no more than two pages each, to: info@theresearchbase.com by midnight on Thursday 30 March 2017. If you have any questions regarding this role and/or the application process, please email the same address by the end of Monday 27 March.

Website: http://www.theresearchbase.com

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