University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Horizons Institute Internship Programme

Horizons Institute Internship Programme

Salary: Grade 3 (£12.21 per hour)

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

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.

The Horizons 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 two interns or position holders who will support the Horizons Institute Manager with the logistics and delivery of core programmes, activities and events including the Horizons Institute interdisciplinary and international mentoring programme.

This is a fantastic professional development opportunity to gain relevant experience in the HE sector and experience of supporting interdisciplinary research collaboration and cohort building. You'll work closely with the experienced Horizons Institute team and liaise with our networks of interdisciplinary and cross-sector research partners, expanding your own networks at the University of Leeds and beyond in the process. You'll support the Horizons Institute to maintain up to date records of participant and partner engagement which will feed into the evaluation of our programmes and enable the Horizons Institute to showcase the broad range of interdisciplinary research collaborations and ideas the institute is supporting to respond to urgent global challenges.

Position holders will receive an hourly rate of £12.21 for up to 10 hours of work per week, over a period of six months (from February 2024). This role might suit a postgraduate researcher looking for experience in a professional services and interdisciplinary research facing role who is keen to broaden their perspective of what it's like to work in a collaborative HE environment.

For more information about the roles, please contact Kuldip Banger ([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 to £23,144 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: CSRIS1321

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    Horizons Institute Internship Programme


    University of Leeds


    United Kingdom


    February 03, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 16, 2024

    Job type



    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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