Business Strategy Internship

Islington, London
Start date:
Mon 16th January 2017
Office-based roles
Time commitment:
Three to four days a week
Posted on:

Please complete and return the internship application form by email to by midday on Wednesday 9 November.

Download the application form


We're looking for someone who likes to ask questions, analyse complex problems and communicate creatively to become a valuable member of our tight-knit Corporate & Consumer Strategy team.

What will I be doing?

  • Taking on an individual strategy project on future opportunities for Cancer Research UK, with ongoing support from your line manager and the rest of the team. Recent intern projects have included an analysis of the millennial generation’s giving habits and a deep dive into the future landscape of dementia charities
  • Supporting major projects (such as our fundraising strategy) by producing case studies, performing analysis of specific data sets and attending meetings to help shape ongoing strategy team projects
  • Informing the organisation by having your finger on the pulse of key trends in the charity sector and being the primary source of information for colleagues all over Cancer Research UK

What skills will I gain?

  • Structured problem-solving techniques
  • Data collection and analysis, including improved Excel abilities
  • Ability to critique your own and others’ strategic insights
  • Business strategy level written and verbal communication
  • Slide design, data visualisation and developing storylines
  • Workload and expectations management

What skills do I need?

  • Experience of research, analysis of data and delivery of concise results
  • Capacity to question and challenge the status quo
  • Enthusiasm for problem solving
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage your own time
  • Strong numerical skills
  • Teamwork skills, in the context of small teams

Why we need you:

The Corporate and Consumer Strategy Team is a small team that works on big issues. We support leaders at Cancer Research UK to make informed choices, ensuring we respond appropriately to external market conditions and grow sustainably in order to keep funding our life-saving research. As a team we work with all the non-scientific teams across the organisation, from those that generate income through products like Race for Life and donations, to those that provide information to support cancer patients. We're looking for a curious intern to undertake an individual project that will help inform the team on future opportunities for Cancer Research UK.

How much time do I need to commit?

Ideally, we would like someone who can commit to 4 days a week for 12 weeks, but the scheme is flexible and this can be discussed on a 1 to 1 basis.

Where will I be based?

You will be based at our head office in Islington, London.

How do I apply?

Please download and complete the internship application form and submit it to by midday on Wednesday 9 November.

Why we need you

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Volunteering policy

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