The Royal Society is the national Academy of science in the UK and our aim is to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science, and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.
We believe that science is central to modern culture. Public engagement and education is one of the strategic aims of the Royal Society and we aim to promote Science as a key element in the cultural and economic life of the nation. We want to inspire people of all ages and walks of life and work with others to ensure that key areas of public engagement are coordinated across the nation.
The Summer Science Exhibition Intern will work with the Public Engagement team to help deliver the Royal Society’s flagship public event of the year, the Summer Science Exhibition. Each year we bring together 22 exhibits and over 600 scientists, showcasing the most exciting cutting-edge science and technology research from across the UK. Alongside the exhibition, we run a programme of events including an adults-only Twilight Science evening, Café Scientifiques, panel discussions and interactive activities.
Working on the exhibition will include, but is not limited to:
The Royal Society is the independent scientific academy of the UK, dedicated to promoting excellence in science. We believe that science is central to modern culture. Public engagement and education is one of the strategic aims of the Royal Society. We want to promote science as a key element in the cultural and economic life of the nation, ensure that science inspires the nation, engage the public with our policy work and work with others to ensure that key areas of public engagement are coordinated across the nation.
Interviews: Week commencing 12 February 2018
Full-time, 4-month contract
Commencement date: 2 April 2018
The work of the Summer Science Exhibition Intern will include:
Education / qualifications / knowledge / interests
¨ A demonstrable interest in public engagement, outreach and/or working with the public
¨ Good written and oral communication skills, and ability to demonstrate a clear writing style
¨ Good time-management and prioritisation skills
¨ Good attention to detail
¨ An ability to work under pressure as part of a team
¨ Excellent knowledge of office systems and procedures, including computer skills in Microsoft Office and databases
¨ A degree or equivalent in a science, engineering, maths or other relevant subject
¨ A demonstrable interest in science, mathematics, technology and its broader social significance
¨ An understanding of online communication and marketing
¨ Experience in organising and delivering events
¨ Able to work on evenings and weekends
Has range of well-defined regular tasks. Organises and plans own work to achieve tasks set. Supervision is readily available.
Some fact-finding may be needed to resolve issues. Requires initiative in completing tasks and in finding improved ways of doing own work.
Carries out day to day contact with others on issues that relate to own work. Conveys information clearly and accurately to colleagues or external contacts. Deals courteously with difficult individuals or situations if they arise, referring to the right person if needed.
Works cooperatively with others. May show less experienced/temporary staff how to do things.
May perform activities such as inputting/collating information or requesting, gathering, checking financial or other records, adhering to agreed procedures.
Applying knowledge & expertise
Requires core administrative or operational skills and proficiency in the ‘tools’ of the job, e.g. computing applications or equipment handling.