Patient and Public Involvement in Research 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 a confident and motivated individual with great communication skills to help us develop content and training that will support our cancer researchers to involve people affected by cancer in their research.

What will I be doing?

  • Supporting the development of online web content for our new researcher-facing webpages by producing copy and creating branded resources for researchers about public and patient involvement
  • Scoping out existing online patient involvement training for researchers and reviewing these to identify current good practice as well as gaps in training
  • Developing a delivery plan for an online training course about patient and public involvement in research and developing creative ideas for content to include

What skills will I gain?

  • Experience and understanding of public and patient involvement in research
  • Understanding of the Cancer Research UK brand and how to apply it to our different audiences (researcher and patient)
  • Researching and planning skills
  • Producing print and online materials and copy for a specific audience
  • Project management skills
  • Interpersonal skills by working with teams across the charity

What skills do I need?

Why we need you

Our Patient Involvement and Communications Team is committed to ensuring that people affected by cancer have the opportunity to shape and influence our work and this includes offering opportunities to be involved in our research. We want to develop communications, resources, and training to motivate and inspire our researchers to involve people affected by cancer in their work and to help our researchers gain the necessary skills to do this in a meaningful way. We’re looking for an intern to volunteer with the Patient Involvement Team to develop online and training content in order to increase researchers’ knowledge of patient involvement and drive an increase in opportunities for our Patient Involvement Network. 

How much time do I need to commit?

Ideally, we would like someone who can commit to 3 - 4 days a week for 12 weeks, but this is flexible and open to discussion at interview.

Where will I be based?

You will be based at our head office in Islington, London, although the option of working from home can be discussed at interview if you need the internship to fit around existing commitments. 

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

Every step we make towards beating cancer relies on every pound, every hour and every person. We need you to help us by volunteering. Play a part in this inspiring story and volunteer. Help us to create more tomorrows.

Volunteering policy

We are committed to giving you the best experience possible and believe that the volunteer relationship is one of honour, trust and mutual understanding.

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