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Urban Futures Intern

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The Basics

  • £18,000 annual salary (pro-rata for the duration of the internship)
  • 3 Months
  • Central London
  • Full time
  • 25 day’s annual leave (pro-rata 8 days)
  • Download the full job description (pdf format) here.

So what's it about?

 
We are a team of urban environment professionals with expertise in housing, architecture, transport, sustainability, health and well-being, planning and urbanism. We provide specialist knowledge to help understand and define city challenges, and to develop alternative urban futures using innovation, technology and system adaptation. As our projects scale we act as co-ordinators in bringing together key partners to work together to define future city solutions and markets.
 
We have just completed the first stage of our Future of Planning programme, a programme aimed at exploring how digital innovation, urban data, and user-centred design can improve the UK planning system. We are in the process of developing a number of follow on projects that will continue to further our ambition to improve the certainty, transparency and inclusiveness of how we plan cities today.
 
To continue with the  success of the this work so far, we are looking to bring new people into the team to help us conceive, communicate, research, and implement innovations across the built environment industry. 
 

What will you be doing?

  • Assist with researching innovations in urban planning, architecture, and digital development
  • Produce communication material to engage a wider audience on the research and ideas developed by the team
  • Help engage with partners, SME’s, start-ups, local authorities and other built environment professionals
  • Assist in the preparation of design sprints, workshops and other events 
 
 

What will be the first year outcomes?

The Successful Intern will be experienced within The Critical Development of Urban Projects which have complex issues

What kind of person are we looking for?

Essential requirements:
  • Qualification in architecture, urban design, town planning or other relevant built environment subjects
  • Good knowledge of the built environment industry
  • Excellent visual communication skills and ability to use full range of Adobe Suite package
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • The ability to work flexibly, in a large team and under pressure
Desirable:
  • Experience in data and digital production

Want to apply?

Send your CV with covering letter via our application portal. In your cover letter tell us why you’re right for the job.

In need of a little more information? Take a look at the JD here

Or why not have a read through our testimonial from Bin, who was on our internship programme last summer and is now an employee here at the Catapult. You can read about Bin's story here
 
www.futurecities.catapult.org.uk
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