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Communications Intern

Employer
Royal Society of Biology
Location
United Kingdom
Salary
London Living Wage - £13.15 per hour
Closing date
30 Jun 2024

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Sector
Science Communications
Role
Intern
Contract Type
Contract

The Role

The Royal Society of Biology (RSB) are looking for an Intern to support the delivery and evaluation of one of the RSB's flagship annual events, the 2024 Biology Week. This internship will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to gain skills in event organisation and communication, as well as experience in a fast-paced office environment working with multiple teams. 

In addition to face-to-face Biology Week events, the intern will also write and prepare Biology Week activity support resources for different audiences to help them plan, run and promote their own events and activities.

The RSB are looking for someone who is positive, innovative, willing to learn and passionate about biology. Experience of science communication is an advantage.

Due to the nature of some of the Biology Week events you must be able to work occasional evenings where required and you must be over 18 years of age and be legally able to work full-time in the UK.


Objective

The intern will play a key role in supporting the Communications and Public Affairs team with  Biology Week preparations and post-evaluation reporting.


Role and Responsibilities:

• Write and prepare Biology Week activities and resources for schools (including Memory Game, online poll with support material, online science and art competition activity); 

• Write and prepare Biology Week activity support resources for different audiences to help them plan, run and promote their own events and activities;

• Assist in running a targeted social media campaign supporting and celebrating biology and the biosciences;

• Assist in engaging with multiple and diverse audiences by email, newsletters and online;

• Support the delivery of in person events in London during Biology Week 

• Assist in supporting external partner organisations to take part in Biology Week; 

• Assist in creating social media content relating to Biology Week activities; 

• Assist in production and creation of short films for Biology Week; 

• Carry out any additional related tasks as deemed necessary to support the  Communications and Public Affairs team's delivery of Biology Week.

Due to the nature of some of the Biology Week events the Intern must be able to work occasional evenings where required and must be over 18 years of age and be legally able to work full-time in the UK.


Experience

Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint 

Good understanding of social media platforms (Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter) 

• A positive attitude and willingness to learn new skills 

• Good organisational skills and attention to detail 

• Interest in communications and social media 

• Good verbal and written communication skills 

• Good team-working and collaborative working skills 

• Ability to clearly and effectively plan to meet deadlines  

• A commitment to the values and ambitions of the RSB 

• A passion for the biosciences 


Circumstances

Ability to be flexible about working hours on occasions 


Desirable

Understanding of online platforms such as Zoom or MS Teams 

Writing and editing copy for difference audiences 


How to apply

Click the "apply" button to be re-directed to the RSB's website, where you will need to create a free mySociety account on the RSB website and submit a CV (2 page max) and covering letter (1 page max) outlining your suitability for the post in line with the job description and person specification. Applications will close at midnight on Sunday 30 June 2024. Interviews will be held on Thursday 11 July 2024 in our London offices. 

The RSB is committed to ensuring equal opportunities in the life sciences, and supports diversity throughout lifetimes at school and higher education, in the workplace and training; RSB value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture. RSB actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, abilities and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to achieve our mission. Should you need any adjustments to this recruitment process, either at application or interview stage, please contact us at jennifer.crosk@rsb.org.uk

For informal queries about the role please contact Susie Rabin (susie.rabin@rsb.org.uk)


Applications for this position close on 30 June 2024.

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