Tuesday, 5 September 2017


Ipsos MORI is recruiting an intern for our Public Affairs team, who specialise in social research. The duration of the internship will be approximately 3 months and will end on the 22nd December 2017. The intern will be assigned a line manager and buddy to guide them through the internship.
Applicants must have a keen interest in social research and will have recently finished a degree, ideally within the last year. Please note that there is no guarantee of a job at the end of the internship. All applicants must have the right to work in the UK and will be paid the London Living Wage.
The intern will work on a project where they will gain exposure to, and experience in, social research as well as other key skills such as project management, IT, and qualitative and quantitative research techniques. They will develop some awareness of an understanding of the different data analysis approaches used in research.
In addition, interns should gain a good understanding of what a career in social research might entail, what is needed to progress, as well as exposure to a range of different policy areas.
Please find below a role profile which outlines what the internship would cover, and the required skills and behaviours.
Interns will get some experience of the basic research process in terms of:
Preparing and updating project plans
Checking questionnaire scripts and data files
Recruitment screening questionnaires
Developing data code frames and data table specifications
Sample checking
Managing the project email inbox and phone lines
Looking for patterns and stories in data
Involvement in development and checking of client presentations/ report structures
Working effectively with team members and suppliers
Company operating practices and quality processes
Quantitative research methods (face-to-face, telephone, postal, online)
Qualitative research methods (face-to-face, telephone)
Required Skills & Behaviours:
Strong oral and written communication skills
A keen eye for detail and accuracy
Experience with MS Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Excellent time management and reliability
Ability to prioritise work, deal with multiple demands at the same time and flexible when requirements change
Effective listener, open to constructive criticism, suggestions and new ideas
Able to work with a wide range of people
Client-focused, with an enthusiastic and positive attitude
Able to ask relevant questions and seek clarification where necessary
Willing to come forward with ideas and suggestions for improvement
As part of the application process we would like you to answer the below questions in your cover letter. Please include your answers in the ‘outline your reason for applying’ section. Please answer the two questions below in your own words, remembering to address all aspects of each question. Please also submit a CV, listing any relevant positions of responsibility held at school/college/university or in the community.
Please clearly outline how you meet the criteria in the person specification, and add any other relevant information in support of your application. In particular, please describe what attracts you to a social research internship at Ipsos MORI and what experience you have that makes you particularly suited to an internship at Ipsos MORI.  (max 300 words)
Please describe a time where you have worked as part of a team to achieve a common goal. What was your contribution to the team effort? How were knowledge and information shared in the team? What were the positive results achieved? (max 300 words)
This role will close on 8th September 2017 so please ensure you have submitted your application by then!  

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