Our 3-6 month internship is now open for applications – deadline, July 23rd
About The Work Psychologists
We are the new vanguard… a collective of passionate, highly experienced business psychologists, business leaders, HR experts, coaches, facilitators, academics, technologists and corporate veterans.
Our backgrounds are diverse but we have come together through a single, shared ambition: to make the world of work better for everyone.
If you are interested in leadership assessment and development, coaching, high performing teams, company culture and the future of work we would love to hear from you.
The Work Psychologists have an exciting opportunity for an intern to join their growing UK team for three days a week for a flexible period of three to six months.
We are looking for self-motivated, insightful, forward-thinking individuals with a genuine passion for leadership psychology. We are a highly entrepreneurial and innovative organisation, always pushing boundaries and co-creating the latest evidence-based solutions to assist our clients’ future leadership challenges.
Your work with us will be varied, offering depth and breadth as you assist on projects working with individuals, teams and organisational cultures with the purpose of making the world of work better for all. You’ll be involved in multiple aspects of the business and will be mentored throughout the process, with the opportunity to lead on certain areas if you have the drive and initiative to do so. This is an opportunity to add real value and have a genuine impact to the business, working with brilliant, compassionate, insightful and inventive colleagues.
You may have recently graduated and be keen to get your foot in the door in a competitive and exciting industry. Or you might be looking for an opportunity to transition into the field after some time working elsewhere.
Key Skills and Personal Characteristics
BSc Psychology, Psychotherapy, Organisational Change/Behaviour or Behavioural Economics
Proactive, self-starting and forward thinking – and we’ll need to see this from you early in the application process
Someone who can hold your own, not a shrinking violet
Level A and/or B for psychometrics and their application (HOGAN, FIRO B, EI, META, etc)
An interest in coaching and leadership development
Equally comfortable working on your own or as part of a team
Excellent relationship builder. Curious, creative and a divergent thinker; balanced with a strong analytical mind. You’ll thrive on collaboration and execute diligently (coupled with a healthy dose of hedonism).
Excellent stakeholder management, influencing skills and buckets of likeability.
High appreciation of the aesthetics of good quality design (Prada not Primark)
Business building skills: becoming an ambassador for The Work Psychologists, rolling up your sleeves to get things done and ability to flex as required to support a small office.
Wired for continuous learning and professional development.
What you will be doing:
A lot of research: everything we do is evidence-based, so you need to be not only comfortable with research but genuinely keen to dive into the literature around a multitude of topics
Able to translate the research into relevant, useful insights for business leaders and CEOs
Writing and content creation: drafting blog posts, thought papers and resources for clients
Contributing to various assignments both in-house and for our clients
3 days a week, working from home (with flexible hours).
You will also have the opportunity to contribute to:
Proposals and briefs to win work
Client workshops and interventions
Our supportive and informal yet professional culture.
In return, you’ll get:
Constant learning and self-development
Access to our networks of business psychology professionals from across the industry
The chance to get directly involved in client work
Experience working alongside senior experienced consultants and psychologists – you will not be doing photocopying!
Please note that this is an unpaid internship. However, our previous intern went on to secure immediate full time work as a junior business psychologist after building new relationships through their internship.
Please register your interest by sending a CV and a concise covering email to email@example.com.
In the covering email, tell us what motivates you about the opportunity. We’d also like you to write a short piece (max 500 words) on one of your favourite psychological concepts and how you would apply this to a leadership or organisational environment. The piece will need to be well-written, persuasive and a demonstration of your ability to research and translate this into digestible language.
We will be looking at how you express yourself and how well your experience matches what we are looking for.
The deadline for applications is Friday 23rd July.
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