Keen to have a project for the summer months and add to your CV? Would you describe yourself as creative and tech savvy? If so, read on to hear about a fantastic opportunity aimed at an undergraduate student or recent graduate.

About the Faraday Institution

The Faraday Institution is the UK’s independent institute for electrochemical energy storage research and skills development. Our mission is to make significant scientific breakthroughs in electrochemical energy storage research in the global race to electrification. We manage large research programmes across more than 20 universities that will soon involve more than 400 researchers and 50 industry partners across the UK.

As a provider of high-quality training to scientists and students, we are busier than ever providing online training and masterclasses to our community through multiple webinars.

Roles and responsibilities

Support the Education and Engagement team in running online training programmes (Faraday Masterclasses, summer internship scheme…), evaluating their success (by analysing and reporting on impact) and developing story telling content on social media and in newsletters about the positive outcomes.

Work with the Education and Training Coordinator to plan and deliver PhD and early career researcher career development training events, attraction events for undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in battery research as well as wider outreach activity.

Work with the Communications Specialist to update the Faraday Institution website and email distribution lists. Generate and upload content to our researcher intranet and promote its use within our researcher community.

Our work is changing at pace to adapt to current circumstances and opportunities and as such the role may develop during the internship.

To be successful / key skills

  • Tech savvy (quickly adapting to using a wide variety of online tools such as Zoom, MS Teams, Survey Monkey, Eventbrite, Mailchimp, WordPress…)
  • Creative writing skills
  • Comfortable in creating social media content (Tweets, LinkedIn posts etc.)
  • Confident at using Excel spreadsheets
  • Flexible
  • Quick learner
  • Ability to work remotely, independently under own initiative as well as collaboratively
  • Good communication and problem-solving skills
  • A scientific background an advantage but not essential


  • Start date – as soon as possible
  • Location – home-based
  • Salary £9.30/hr or £10.75/hr if living in London. Paid monthly
  • Flexibility with hours with ~3 hrs per day with potential for further hours at the same hourly rate
  • Duration – 3 months (with potential extension)
  • The right to work in the UK
  • Apply by completing the application form and sending a CV to by 2nd July.

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Posted on June 25, 2020 in Uncategorized

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About the Author

Louise Gould is a marketing and communications professional who has centred her career around technology-based organisations. She joined the Faraday Institution after 5 years as Marketing Communications Manager at the renewable fuels company Velocys. View her biography here


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