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Reference: 69326

Date Added: 10 January 2019
Closing Date: 20 January 2019

Job Title: Researcher Intern

Working For: PUBLIC

Location: London

Salary: £20,000 Pro-rata

Job Details

PUBLIC helps technology startups transform public services. We provide insight, support, networks and capital to entrepreneurs with the latest and most innovative ideas, helping them to improve the lives of citizens through enhancing the services that the government provides. In addition to supporting a portfolio of over 25 technology startups, PUBLIC runs a research programme that produces the most authoritative, impactful and innovative analysis on how technology - especially technology startups - will shape the future of government.

The role

For a four-month fixed term contract with the possibility of extention. The selected candidate will form a key part of PUBLIC’s growing research team, helping to produce reports, articles, blogs, podcasts and events focusing on how technology will shape the future of government.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting with research, writing and editing for PUBLIC’s ongoing research projects (including desk research, data collection and analysis, and conducting interviews and surveys).
  • Leading with planning and execution of one upcoming research project for central government.
  • Writing articles for PUBLIC’s blog and other online platforms.
  • Supporting with organising events.
  • Supporting with analysis of key public sector markets for future commercial or investment activity.
  • Person specification
  • The selected candidate will have experience conducting research projects, as well as an interest in the core mission and research topics covered by PUBLIC.
  • The selected candidate will be able to demonstrate:
  • The ability to achieve to an exceptional standard in your chosen area (this can be in professional, academic or extracurricular pursuits).
  • Experience with research projects (especially in public policy, technology or the social sciences).
  • A high level of resourcefulness and determination.
  • Excellent written English.
  • The ability to work independently and manage a varied workload.
  • The ability to work as part of a team in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Interest in public policy, government, technology or startups.
  • Additional desired skills include:
  • Experience conducting data collection and analysis.
  • Experience conducting literature reviews.
  • Interest or experience in research relating to open data, especially geospatial or geographical data.

Closing Date: 20 January 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will take place on the 24th and 25th of January with an early as possible start date. 

Application Details

Please email a CV, one page cover letter, and recent writing sample to johnny@public.io

Website: http://www.public.io/

Additional Notes