Research Strategy and Evaluation 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 would like an analytical and enthusiastic intern to support our projects and keep our Strategy and Research Funding Directorate up to date with what’s happening nationally and internationally in the world of cancer research.

What will I be doing?

  • Performing research and analysis to understand the cancer research landscape in the UK and internationally
  • Supporting ongoing strategy and evaluation projects by performing quantitative analysis (e.g. of our research portfolio) and qualitative analysis (e.g. through consultation with key stakeholders)
  • Attending meetings with the team to problem solve and help shape the direction of ongoing projects
  • Informing stakeholders about the key messages and recommendations from ongoing projects through structured written and oral communication
  • Presenting findings and insights to the Strategy Team and sharing these with relevant stakeholders across the charity

What skills will I gain?

  • Structured problem-solving
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Insight generation
  • Written and verbal communication
  • Slide design and data visualisation
  • Project management
  • Broad knowledge of current trends in the research landscape

What skills do I need?

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to summarise research insights into clear and concise conclusions
  • Organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong numerical skills
  • Enthusiasm for being part of a small team
  • Experience of research and analysis of data is desirable
  • Confidence in using PowerPoint, Excel and Word is desirable

Why we need you:

The Research Strategy and Evaluation Team is a small team that works on big issues. We lead the ongoing development and refinement of Cancer Research UK’s research strategy by coordinating the process of strategy development. We also support the Strategy and Research Funding leadership team with strategic planning and evaluation across the Cancer Research UK research portfolio.

We’re looking for an intern to support our ongoing projects, which will have an impact on the strategic direction of Cancer Research UK’s research investments. You’ll also act as our ‘external world expert’ by keeping us up to date with competitor and partner trends across the cancer research landscape, ensuring we maintain an understanding of how the external landscape could impact our research strategy. This internship is suitable for someone with an interest in cancer research looking to gain experience in an internal strategy role or strategy consulting.

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 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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