Three-month internship opportunity at NEF’s Centre for Wellbeing
The New Economics Foundation (NEF) is an increasingly influential think tank, and a leader in the new economic thinking needed for transition to a socially just, high wellbeing and sustainable future.
Wellbeing evidence stakeholder engagement
NEF’s Centre for Wellbeing has played a leading role for a number of years in helping to translate the academic wellbeing evidence base into useful materials for policy and practitioner audiences. We are seeking to strengthen our work in this area by compiling a comprehensive database of relevant stakeholders to involve in a range of engagement activities, including a series of workshops. The aim is to gain a detailed understanding of what types of wellbeing evidence, in what formats, will be most useful to which groups of stakeholders. Ultimately we expect this will help policy-making and service provision take much stronger account of the wellbeing evidence than at present.
We are looking for a bright, enthusiastic intern to help us with this project. The role will involve research to identify and categorise stakeholders for events, and helping to plan engagement activities, including assisting with the arrangements for a series of workshops. It will also involve carrying out desk research on how wellbeing evidence is being used to date in the UK and how decisions are made in a series of key areas. There will also be opportunities to learn about the full range of projects currently being undertaken by the Centre for Wellbeing, and potentially to carry out tasks on some of them.
The role will be based at NEF’s office in Vauxhall.
- Completion/partial completion of a relevant degree, with a preference for candidates who have/are studying social policy
- A keen interest in wellbeing and its application to policy
- Confidence in using the internet to carry out desk research
- Strong organisational skills
- Ability to communicate well, including by phone and email
- Excellent attention to detail is very important in this role
- Problem solving skills, ability to use own initiative
Deadline for applications: 9am 5th May 2015
Interviews: Monday 11th May 2015
Start date: Duration: Three months
Hours: 9.30 to 5.30 with an hour for lunch, 4 or 5 days a week
Pay: London Living Wage