A new paid internship opportunity has arisen within the RSA’s Action and Research Centre.
The role will support RSA Transitions, a new initiative that aims to ease ex-offenders’ transition into society by radically improving their rehabilitation prospects – partly by encouraging and enabling more prisoners to work in social enterprises while in custody. The RSA has already developed its vision for the Transitions initiative and is now conducting a feasibility study to test out some ideas that may form the basis for future work.
The successful candidate will support the RSA team as they undertake these activities on a site near Brough, East Yorkshire (where the internship will be based). Tasks will include engaging with a range of stakeholders (including prisoners, ex-offenders, prison officers and voluntary groups), identifying potential partners, helping to coordinate events and other activities, and potentially undertaking primary and secondary research (e.g. surveying).
We are looking for candidates with an interest in criminal justice, excellent communication skills, experience of coordinating events and good research and writing abilities. Above all, we are searching for individuals who are hardworking, interested in the mission of the RSA, and in a position where they would benefit strongly from this opportunity.
The internship will last for 9 weeks from late January onwards and will be based in Brough, East Yorkshire. All our interns are paid the living wage.
Applicants will need to send in a CV, covering letter and short written piece on the transition from prison to the community.
The deadline for applications is 9am Monday 17th December. Interviews will be held w/c 7th January.
For more details on the role and to find out how to apply, visit our internships page here.