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Reference: 72062

Date Added: 26 July 2019
Closing Date: 25 September 2019

Job Title: Intern - Research and Project Management

Working For: Create Streets

Location: London

Salary: NMW

Job Details

Create Streets is a social enterprise that encourages the creation of more urban homes in conventional, terraced streets rather than complex multi-storey buildings. We do this through research, arguing for policy change, and consulting to councils and landowners. According to Sir Simon Jenkins, former Chair of the National Trust, ‘Create Streets speaks London’s language.’ Our core argument is that more conventional development;

  • is more popular, thus reducing resistance to new development;
  • is provably better correlated with good wellbeing outcomes;
  • can easily provide the density we need to solve the housing crisis; and
  • is a better long-term investment.

Create Streets has published a number of books, major reports and a range of shorter essays. These have achieved a real impact on opinion formers and on government, London and opposition policies.

The Role

We are looking for outstanding candidates to join Create Streets’ six-month internship programme. The role is suited to ambitious individuals looking to gain experience in and contribute to the housing and place-making debate in Britain and internationally. If successful, you would work closely with members of Create Streets’ team to develop our research, manage events and projects with community groups, councils, landowners, officials and industry leaders as well as helping provide administrative support to the organisation.

You should ideally have:

  • A degree at 2.1 or above
  • Excellent writing and intermediate data analysis skills
  • An interest in and awareness of the politics of housing, planning policy, town planning or the built environment
  • An affinity with Create Streets’ mission and values
Extra points for:
  • A desire to get stuck in, learn quickly and take ownership of projects
  • A detailed understanding of planning policy, town planning and/or built environment analytics 
  • Experience with QGIS, R or SPSS and SQL, InDesign

Commitment: Six months, full-time, based in Oval, South London.

Closing Date: 25 September 2019

Interview/Start Dates

The search for the right candidate is ongoing so the closing date will be periodically moved out. Equally, we may appoint before the closing date.

Application Details

Please provide a 500 word article on what you believe is the most pressing problem facing the supply of housing today.

Please submit this along with a CV and covering letter to constance@createstreets.com

Website: http://www.createstreets.com

Additional Notes