Digital Communications Intern

06/10/2019, 23:55

Communications and Policy
Full time
Fixed Term
6 months

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research organisations with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, and today are world leaders at identifying cancer genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment. Together with our hospital partner The Royal Marsden, we rank in the top four centres for cancer research and treatment worldwide.

We are looking for an enthusiastic recent graduate who is interested in helping produce, edit and manage content for the ICR website. This Digital Communications Intern role is a six-month paid internship where you will gain useful experience working in the Communications team of a leading cancer research organisation.

The Digital Communications Intern will work closely with the Web Editor and the Digital Strategy Manager to help ensure our website is up to date, and perform other duties as required.

The successful candidate will have a degree in a scientific subject and be interested in science communication. Ideally, you will have experience of using a website Content Management System. You should also be organised, possess good writing and editing skills and have an eye for detail. 

Salary will be based on the national minimum wage. 

Click the link below to view the full job description and person specification. For further information please contact Keith Bradnam, Digital Strategy Manager, at Please apply for this position with a CV and covering letter. Closing date for application is 23:55 on Sunday 6th October 2019.

We look forward to receiving applications from all candidates, wherever in the world they are currently based. We will select those who display the potential to become, or to support, the world leading cancer researchers of the future based on their application and performance at interview. However, we particularly welcome British applicants from black and ethnic minority backgrounds, as they are under-represented within the ICR and nationwide in STEM roles.

The ICR is the leading academic research centre in the UK. Effective industry collaboration and innovation in new medicines and technologies are at the heart of our approach to drive benefits for patients. The ICR is ranked:


  • first for the quality and impact of our research*
  • second worldwide for the number of our publications cited in patents**
  • fourth worldwide for the citation rate of scientific research published across all fields**
  • fourth worldwide for top-cited research publications**
  • in the top five higher education institutions worldwide for academic influence and commercial impact**


*2014 Research Excellence Framework

** U-Multirank, 2020

Additional Documentation for Candidates

This Program is closed to applications.