|Placement base location||21 Albemarle Street, London, with some opportunity for hybrid working|
|Contact for enquiries||Rakhshanda Hussain|
|Placement job title||Digital Media PhD Intern|
|Potential start date||September 2022, or January 2023, or April 2023 (some flexibility for the right candidate)|
|Potential working pattern||Full-time|
|Details of application method||Send your CV and a supporting statement (no more than 500 words) explaining why you are interested in the placement and how you meet the criteria set out above to firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Application closing date||9:00am 18 July 2022|
|Overview of PIPS organisation|
For over 200 years, our building has been home to some of the most eminent scientists in history, who have used our building to communicate scientific developments and discoveries with our audiences. Throughout our history we’ve been harnessing technological innovation to help us engage the public with science, and since May 2020 we’ve been livestreaming all our public events, featuring world-leading scientists and thinkers, online for free.
The Ri provides science education and heritage activities for people of all ages and backgrounds across the UK and around the world. These activities include the world-famous CHRISTMAS LECTURES public talks from the world’s greatest thinkers in our historic lecture theatre (currently via Livestream); a national programme of Masterclasses for young people in mathematics and computer science; science workshops in our L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre; animations and films from our YouTube channel (which has over 1 million subscribers) and the preservation of our scientific legacy through the Faraday Museum and archival collections.
About the Role
The purpose of the Royal Institution is to connect as many people as possible with science. We’ve been doing it for well over 200 years and have an international reach, working with world-leading scientists, from Hannah Fry to Carlo Rovelli.
We talk, and listen, to the public. We help scientists talk, and listen, to the public. We develop critical thinking and a spirit of exploration in young people through our educational work.
Our activities include the world-famous CHRISTMAS LECTURES, talks from leading scientists and thinkers, explosive science shows, engaging school programmes, the Faraday Museum, our archival collections, and our innovative digital engagement activities, including live-streamed talks and our YouTube channel, which has over one million subscribers.
We believe that science is transformative. It shapes our world, and everyone should have a say in how it is used in our lives.
About the team
At the Ri, we see digital as a vital way to deepen our relationships with current audiences and increase the reach and diversity of our audiences, as well generating a growing income stream. Our digital channels bring thought-provoking science and our rich heritage to millions of people online, many of whom may never set foot in our iconic historical home in London.
Through our YouTube channel, we have already established ourselves as a world-leader in in-depth, longform science video. Our monthly podcasts are growing fast, and we are growing our online communities, reaching new audiences across all our digital platforms.
These are exciting times for the Ri Digital team, we have just launched a new website for the organisation, continuing to nurture our existing audiences, whilst reaching out to new ones, developing our video and multimedia content.
The role of the Digital Media Intern
Working closely with all members of the Digital Team, the Digital Media Intern will help support the Ri’s digital content production and platforms.
There is some flexibility in the role, depending on the successful candidate’s interests and experience, and the time of year of the internship. We will provide some basic training in audio and video production.
Every day will be different, but potential tasks and responsibilities may include:
Who are we looking for?
This placement would be ideal for anyone interested in learning more about digital media and discovering the potential for using digital media to communicate science to diverse and global audiences, whilst working collaboratively in a small and creative digital team.
There is no need to have any formal experience, but a passion for digital media would be ideal.
The following experience and personal attributes are also highly desirable, and when applying you should demonstrate how you meet them in your supporting statement:
We are looking 3 PhD students to join our team for three months, and the internships will each run consecutively from September 2022 through to July 2023, with some flexibility around exact start dates.
The internships will be based within the Digital Team at the Royal Institution in Mayfair, London. This is a hybrid-working role, which we would expect to be based in our offices for at least two or three days each week, with other days worked from home if preferred. The placement is full-time, 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday with occasional weekend or evening hours.
This opportunity is only open to PhD students who are eligible to undertake an internship as part of their studentship and receive a stipend from their Doctoral Training Programme (DTP). Please check with your university/DTP to ensure funding is available before applying for this internship.
How to apply
Please review the full job description and person specification (downloads below), and send your CV and a supporting statement (no more than 500 words) explaining why you are interested in the placement and how you meet the criteria set out above to email@example.com by 9.00am on Monday 18 July 2022.
We plan to hold interviews week commencing 25 July.
We ask applicants to complete and return the recruitment monitoring form along with their application. These can be downloaded from our website.