Communications Internship Stream job from Cancer Research UK in Stratford, United Kingdom

Thursday 24th, March 2022

Cancer Research UK

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Internship / Undergraduate

Cancer Research UK is a reputed company based in Corstorphine. We are looking for talented professional from the field of Internship / Undergraduate to join our team as Communications Internship Stream.

Communications Internship Stream

Salary: £11.56 per hour if London based (£21,039.20 full time yearly equivalent). £9.50 per hour if Home based (£17,290 full time yearly equivalent)

Contract Length: 12 weeks (4th July 2022 – 30th September 2022)

Hours: 7 hours per day, 4-5 days per week

Application Deadline: 6th April 2022 (the vacancy may close early if we receive a high volume of applicants, so please apply early to avoid disappointment)

Location: Stratford, London with flexible working - 1-2 days per week in the office and working from home the rest of the time. Some roles may allow full time home working.

Positions: 5

Please see the Internship Information Pack to read about each role available in this Stream.

We are now recruiting for our July 2022 Internship programme!

We are now accepting applications for our July internship intake. We’re really excited to be recruiting interns and we have some great internships available across the charity. We will also be recruiting for September 2022 later this year. To be notified once these applications are live, please contact [email protected]

Are you looking for an exciting internship opportunity at one of the UK’s largest health charities?

Why we need you

Cancer Research UK is the world’s largest charity dedicated to beating all types of cancer. We have five opportunities for you to join us as a Communications intern.

The first role sits within our retail Trading team, who are responsible for internal and external communications for Trading and supporting our shop teams with essential information.

The second roles sits within Individual Giving, who are a key product team within the Marketing, Fundraising and Engagement portfolio. The team drive donations through both regular and one off giving activity and are the 2nd largest income stream in the charity.

The third role sits in our Portfolio Management Office (PMO), who co-ordinate and drive strategic communications across Cancer Research UK’s Technology department. The PMO team takes an overarching view of the work that happens in Technology, ensuring that work is prioritised, resourced, and delivered efficiently.

The final two roles sit within our Media Volunteer Liaison (MVL) team, who focus on bringing Cancer Research UK’s work to life by involving people affected by cancer in telling the charity’s story.

What will I be doing?

There are 5 internship roles within this stream:

  • Trading Internal Communications Intern within the Retail Trading Team

  • IG Internal Awareness Comms Intern within Individual Giving

  • Technology Comms Intern in the Portfolio Management Team in Technology

  • 1x Engagement Intern and 1x Equality Diversity and Inclusion Intern within the Media Volunteer Liaison team

To read about each specific role in more detail including the individual role requirements & responsibilities please see a link to the Information Pack below:

Internship Information Pack

If you require an accessible candidate pack, please let us know.

What skills are you looking for?

You’ll be able to bring to the role:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to create engaging communications

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to engage and influence others

  • Strong organisation and time-management

  • Attention to detail and an eye for proofreading

  • Keen interest in Comms/PR/press/social media

We’re always looking for people from a wide range of backgrounds, who can bring different perspectives, so you don’t need to have had previous charity experience to apply. Cancer is something that impacts everyone and we want our workforce to reflect the diversity of the audience we work with.

What will I gain?

This role will add real value to Cancer Research UK so we want to ensure you’re getting a lot out of it too. As an intern you’ll go through a structured development programme with skills training in project management, CV writing and interview skills and you’ll have a buddy to help you settle in. You’ll be eligible for many of our benefits, including paid holiday, and you’ll gain key experience to help you launch your career.

How do I apply?

Please apply online by uploading your details and answering an application question. Please complete an application form for only one of the streams.

Application Process:

Stage 1: Online application

Complete an online application form – you’ll be asked to answer a motivational competency question and upload your CV.

In our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, we operate an anonymised shortlisting process. Please therefore ensure you fill out all of the required fields as well as uploading a CV, as they will be collected for use later in the process.

If you experience any problems submitting an application, please email [email protected]

Stage 2: Assessment – Approximately w/c 11th April

If your initial application is successful you will then be invited to complete our new situational judgement test. The test poses real life scenarios that a CRUK intern might be met with in their day to day role and asks how you would tackle that scenario. This is un-timed and multiple choice. Please let us know if you think you might require adjustments for this assessment.

Stage 3: Audio Submission – Approximately w/c 18th April

If you are successful in the previous stage, you will be asked to complete an audio submission, answering competency-based questions. The questions will be emailed to you and you will have a few days to submit a response via an audio recording (no video required).

Stage 4: Interviews - Approximately 16th to 31st May

If you are successful in the previous stage, you will then be invited to a face-to-face interview at our head office or online via Teams, with representatives from the team you are applying to.

At CRUK we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to beat cancer sooner. Unfortunately we are unable to recruit anyone below the age of 18, so that we can protect young people from health & safety and safeguarding risks. Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us on [email protected] .

Skills required

How To Apply

Please submit your application as instructed in the job advert or Apply from Company Website