• Looking to develop your existing research skills in an impact-oriented environment? @CPI_Foundation could have a vacancy perfect for you.

Vacancy: Research Intern (3-month fixed-term contract)

Location: London (Canary Wharf)

Salary: £24,000 p.a.

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Application deadline: We encourage you to apply as early as possible – closing date is May 24th 2019.


About this position

You will work on our research projects and product development related to CPI’s understanding of government effectiveness. Through this role, you will foster valuable research and writing skills. There will be additional exciting opportunities to attend talks and conferences at think tanks or universities and to publish your own writing. This internship offers a fantastic opportunity for someone who wishes to develop their existing research skills further in an impact-oriented environment.


The Role:

  • Develop CPI products designed to help governments achieve better outcomes for their citizens
  • Research on non-traditional models of public service delivery and new emerging practices in the public sector
  • Produce reports which draw insights from your research of various topics related to government and its relationship with people
  • Writing summaries and meta-analyses from various sources
  • Assisting with interviewing individuals and focus groups
  • Contribute to innovation and research projects with guidance from Senior Programme Associates
  • Work closely with other team members to help shape CPI’s thinking and influence our current and future activities


About you

We look for people with:

  • An Undergraduate Degree or relevant Apprenticeship/Work Experience
  • An interest in the workings of government and public services
  • An analytical mind with excellent qualitative research capabilities
  • Ability to operate collaboratively as part of a growing team
  • Initiative and motivation to work in a self-managed team
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Commitment to CPI’s Values
  • Optional: Familiarity with G-suite

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply. This includes candidates that have previously found it hard to be considered for other positions on the basis of their qualifications, disabilities, personal background or life events. If you would like to apply for the position but see a barrier to joining us (such as, for example, the deposit costs for renting in London), please do apply and we will work with you to find a solution.

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The Centre for Public Impact is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity. We are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.