University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Horizons Institute Communications Intern

Horizons Institute Communications Intern

This role is open to University of Leeds postgraduate students only.

Grade 3 (£12.21 per hour)

This role will be based on the university campus, with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner. We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

TheHorizons Institute provides a global platform for responding to urgent global challenges through bold and imaginative interdisciplinary research. Horizons focuses on building interdisciplinary and cross-sector collaborations, and enhancing interdisciplinary skills through its four core work streams: Headline Pillar (what comes after the UN Sustainable Development Goals), Challenge Pillars (interdisciplinary research networks of time, place, ageing, and global biosphere sensing), Global Academy, and Partnerships for Societal Impact.

The Horizons Institute seeks to recruit an intern or position holder who will support the Horizons Communications Manager to produce creative digital media content.

This is a fantastic professional development opportunity to gain relevant experience in the HE sector and support interdisciplinary collaboration, working closely with the highly experienced Horizons Institute team and our networks of interdisciplinary and cross-sector research partners.

If you have experience of creating digital media content, this post will provide you with the opportunity to implement your skills in practice to showcase the broad range of interdisciplinary research supported by the Horizons Institute and at the University of Leeds.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Karis Welch, Horizons Institute Communications Manager

Email: [email protected]

Location: Leeds - Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Professional Services School/Institute: Research & Innovation Service Section: Horizons Institute Category: Administrative and Clerical Support Grade: Grade 3 Salary: £22,214 p.a. pro rata £12.21 per hour Working Time: 10 hours per week Post Type: Hourly/Variable Contract Type: Fixed Term (6 months to complete specific time limited work.) Release Date: Friday 02 February 2024 Closing Date: Friday 16 February 2024 Interview Date: Monday 26 February 2024 Reference: CSRIS1319 Downloads: Candidate Brief

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Horizons Institute Communications Intern


University of Leeds


United Kingdom


February 03, 2024

Application deadline

February 16, 2024

Job type



Computer Science,Business and Economics,Social Science

About the employer

The University of Leeds is a public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was established in 1874 as the Yorkshire College of Science. In 1884 it merged with the Leeds School of Medicine (established 1831) and was renamed Yorkshire College. It became part of the federal Victoria University in 1887, joining Owens College (which became the University of Manchester) and University College Liverpool (which became the University of Liverpool). In 1904 a royal charter was granted to the University of Leeds by King Edward VII.

The university has 36,330 students, the 5th largest university in the UK (out of 169). From 2006 to present, the university has consistently been ranked within the top 5 (alongside the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Nottingham and the University of Edinburgh) in the United Kingdom for the number of applications received. Leeds had an income of £789.6 million in 2019/20, of which £139.9 million was from research grants and contracts. The university has financial endowments of £82.1 million (2019–20), ranking outside the top ten British universities by financial endowment.

Notable alumni include current Leader of the Labour Party Keir Starmer, former Secretary of State Jack Straw, former co-chairman of the Conservative Party Sayeeda Warsi, Piers Sellers (NASA astronaut) and six Nobel laureates.

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