New internship opportunity at the RSA

December 4, 2012 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Social Economy 

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.

New RSA Summer Internship Opportunity

June 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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A new internship opportunity is opening up within the RSA Projects team.

The role will be to support the 2020 Public Services Hub and the RSA Projects team more broadly over a period of 2 months beginning in the summer. The internship will provide the successful candidate with an opportunity to get a sense of what it’s like to work within a dynamic charity like the RSA, and to build experience in everything from desk research, to events management, to general administration to using social media platforms.

The internship will have two main functions. The first is to support the 2020 PSH to undertake a variety of administrative tasks and to assist with any research requirements that may arise within their projects. The second is to help the RSA Projects team with events management assistance and to undertake desk-based research for a new pamphlet looking at entrepreneurship and the millennial generation. The opportunity would therefore suit anybody with a real interest in events management, public services and entrepreneurship.

Closing date for applications is 2nd July and the starting date is w/c 17th July. This internship is paid at the London Living Wage.

For more details, see our internship page here.


Internship opportunities: Whole Person Recovery

May 2, 2012 by · 3 Comments
Filed under: Recovery 

This is an exciting week. Not only did I become an aunty for the first time, but we also announced 3 full-time paid intern positions to support our Whole Person Recovery programme of work across West Kent.

While I would like to gush over my new nephew here, I won’t. Instead I will focus on the internship opportunities before us. Interns will be asked to support the RSA Recovery Community Organisers at each of the programme sites (Maidstone, Tonbridge and Gravesend) in taking forward a full programme of activities throughout Recovery Month in June.

The fun doesn’t end there. In addition to supporting Recovery Month activities, interns will also be helping to establish a befriending scheme, a local Recovery Alliance, and the RSA Recovery Bank.

These roles require dynamic individuals with a passion for bringing communities together, supporting individuals in recovery and capable of thinking on their feet. These are full-time positions between end of May/June – July 2012.

To find out more about the internships and how to apply visit the Internship pages here.