RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS

As a charity, we heavily rely on evidence-based research to be able to deliver our services effectively. Every year we release an annual report, sharing the statistics for how many women we have reached as well as statistics for women’s online and offline presence, in the areas we are delivering our service. Additionally, we are invested in extending our services across London and we are currently conducting research to see where and how we can do this. We are looking for research interns that are dedicated and enthusiastic about using their research skills to support women involved in prostitution and those who want to exit the sex trade.

As a charity, we heavily rely on evidence-based research to be able to deliver our services effectively. Every year we release an annual report, sharing the statistics for how many women we have reached as well as statistics for women’s online and offline presence, in the areas we are delivering our service. Additionally, we are invested in extending our services across London and we are currently conducting research to see where and how we can do this. We are looking for research interns that are dedicated and enthusiastic about using their research skills to support women involved in prostitution and those who want to exit the sex trade.

APPLICATIONS  FOR RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS ARE NOW OPEN

SEE BELOW FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND INFORMATION ON THE APPLICATION PROCESS

Role Description

Role Description

As a Research Intern for Streetlight UK, you will be developing your skills within a charity sector whilst working on larger research projects. These research projects include analysing the legislation in England and Wales, mapping current services and helping develop new ones across our areas of interest. One of the biggest pieces of research will be heavily involved in is our annual report, collecting data, coherently summarising information from the past year to form statistics. Throughout the internship, you will also undertake general administration tasks.

The working week consists of 4 days, working closely with the Executive Assistant whilst reporting to the Director. Full training will be provided so that you are familiar with the nature of the work that Streetlight UK is involved in working alongside women involved in prostitution. The research you undertake will also help keep Streetlight UK staff and volunteers up to date with the current findings surrounding prostitution, allowing them to be informed, in reaching and supporting women in a safe way. Throughout the year, as an intern, you will have the opportunity to take part in team meetings, training and fundraising/awareness events across our service. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to utilise the skills you have been developing at degree level, and assist us as a charity to improve our online presence. Please note that this internship/placement is an unpaid role.

As a Research Intern for Streetlight UK, you will be developing your skills within a charity sector whilst working on larger research projects. These research projects include analysing the legislation in England and Wales, mapping current services and helping develop new ones across our areas of interest. One of the biggest pieces of research will be heavily involved in is our annual report, collecting data, coherently summarising information from the past year to form statistics. Throughout the internship, you will also undertake general administration tasks.

The working week consists of 4 days, working closely with the Executive Assistant whilst reporting to the Director. Full training will be provided so that you are familiar with the nature of the work that Streetlight UK is involved in working alongside women involved in prostitution. The research you undertake will also help keep Streetlight UK staff and volunteers up to date with the current findings surrounding prostitution, allowing them to be informed, in reaching and supporting women in a safe way. Throughout the year, as an intern, you will have the opportunity to take part in team meetings, training and fundraising/awareness events across our service. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to utilise the skills you have been developing at degree level, and assist us as a charity to improve our online presence. Please note that this internship/placement is an unpaid role.

Experience

Experience

  • Experience of working in the UK charity sector (Desirable).
  • Experience collating data and presenting it in report format (Desirable).
  • Knowledge of key issues for those involved in prostitution and the sex trade. (Desirable).
  • Experience of working in the UK charity sector (Desirable).
  • Experience collating data and presenting it in report format (Desirable).
  • Knowledge of key issues for those involved in prostitution and the sex trade. (Desirable).

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • In the process of being educated to degree level or equivalent (Essential).
  • Industry specific training (Desirable).
  • In the process of being educated to degree level or equivalent (Essential).
  • Industry specific training (Desirable).

Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

We understand that working within the charity sector can be a challenge and things change all the time. We are looking for flexible, adaptable and passionate interns who share the same enthusiasm to see sexual violence and exploitation end and want to use their research skills to achieve this.

We are particularly looking for those who show:

  • Good administrative and IT skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office packages: Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.
  • The ability to present data in a concise and coherent way.
  • A proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making and critical thinking skills
  • Good personal organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and to work to and meet daily priorities and deadlines.
  • A fascination about exploring and researching into issues involving women.
  • A passion for working alongside charities, whose purpose is to create societal change.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and work effectively across teams and with a variety of people both inside and outside the organisation.
  • Good oral and written communication skills, especially when discussing such sensitive issues, where language and wording is important.
  • Demonstrable ability to work independently.
  • Ability to retrieve information from relevant sources through research.

We understand that working within the charity sector can be a challenge and things change all the time. We are looking for flexible, adaptable and passionate interns who share the same enthusiasm to see sexual violence and exploitation end and want to use their research skills to achieve this.

We are particularly looking for those who show:

  • Good administrative and IT skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office packages: Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.
  • The ability to present data in a concise and coherent way.
  • A proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making and critical thinking skills
  • Good personal organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and to work to and meet daily priorities and deadlines.
  • A fascination about exploring and researching into issues involving women.
  • A passion for working alongside charities, whose purpose is to create societal change.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and work effectively across teams and with a variety of people both inside and outside the organisation.
  • Good oral and written communication skills, especially when discussing such sensitive issues, where language and wording is important.
  • Demonstrable ability to work independently.
  • Ability to retrieve information from relevant sources through research.

STREETLIGHT UK RESEARCH INTERN APPLICATION FORM

To begin the application process, this form needs to be completed by you (the applicant) and sent to info@streetlight.uk.com.

Secondly, you will need to attach a CV and Cover Letter to the same email address. Once you have sent your application form we will email you, letting you know that we have successfully received your application and will consider you for the available role.