[CLOSED] Royal Society: Science Policy Centre internship scheme

CLOSED

Royal Society
Science Policy Centre internship scheme

ALL INTERNSHIP PLACES IN THE RECENT FUTURE ARE FILLED AND SO THIS SCHEME IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO NEW APPLICANTS. WE WILL UPDATE THIS PAGE WHEN WE OPEN THE SCHEME AGAIN. THE DETAILS BELOW ARE FOR INFORMATION ONLY.  

The Royal Society internship programme within its Science Policy Centre has been up and running since July 2009 and placements will typically be for a period of 2-3 months.

The internship programme has been designed to give interns hands-on experience of working in science policy. During the internship candidates will be expected to be involved in all areas of our policy work and on a range of activities, such as researching potential projects, drafting briefing notes, organising policy-related events and working on the promotion of policy activities and recommendations (for example, by drafting text for the website).

Internships are unpaid and voluntary. The Society is able to offer a travel and lunch allowance of up to ??100 per week for the duration of the internship, depending on individual circumstances.

Eligibility

Suitable candidates will have a first degree and a keen interest in policy. All candidates must be hard working, team players, with a thirst for knowledge.

Background

The Royal Society is a Fellowship of 1400 outstanding individuals from all areas of science, and from mathematics, engineering and medicine, who form a global scientific network of the highest calibre. Founded in 1660, the Society has three roles: as the UK’s national academy of science, as a learned society, and as a funding agency. Our Fellows have contributed to many of the major scientific developments of the last three and a half centuries.

In addition, our Research Fellowship includes more than 600 of the brightest upcoming researchers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, who will be the scientific leaders of the future. The Fellowship is supported by a permanent staff of 130, with responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Society and its activities.

The Royal Society is celebrating its 350th anniversary in 2010 with a year long programme of activities and publications: more details are available here. The Royal Society Science Policy Centre was established in 2009 and builds on the Society’s strong international networks and its track record of independent scientific advice to governments. It aims to extend the reach, impact and influence of the Society’s policy work with UK, European and international decision makers.

The new centre organises its work under four flagship themes:

  • Diplomacy
  • Innovation
  • Governance
  • Sustainability

The Centre undertakes a range of activities within a variety of issues. Recent activities have included:

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