Vacancy: Intern

TRIP is seeking an Intern to join its small team.

Welcome to the Royal Institute of Philosophy (TRIP), the UK’s largest independent charitable foundation that is devoted to sharing philosophical thinking. Addressing ourselves to fundamental questions across the whole breadth of philosophy, we aim to bring these questions to the curious of every age and background, and to empower them to address these questions for themselves.

Are you a student or a recent graduate looking for hands on experience and the chance to learn new skills?

We have an exciting opportunity for an intern to join us for up to 14 weeks to support the delivery of varied programmes that bring together diverse voices across our world-renowned publications, public events, education programme and outreach programmes. In addition, this role will be an integral part of the delivery of a brand new initiative to our supporters.

This will be a busy, varied and important role in our small team, where you will work alongside the Managing Director, TRIP Assistant and the Marketing & Digital Engagement Officer.


Key Responsibilities

  • Analyse and report on outcomes from TRIP grant programmes.
  • Assist the Marketing & Digital Engagement Officer to expand the reach and impacts of TRIP annual lecture, talks and debates programmes.
  • Work with the Marketing & Digital Engagement Officer to develop our website, adding value to the visitor experience.
  • Work with the Marketing & Digital Engagement Officer to create copy for social media, newsletters, website and public documents.
  • Work with the Managing Director to create content for our case for support, ensuring impacts are measured and reported upon and outcomes are reflected in our publications.
  • Alongside the TRIP Assistant and Managing Director, undertake logistics planning to underpin the successful delivery of public events and special events in the TRIP calendar.
  • Working alongside the TRIP Assistant to ensure the new CRM system is maintained, updated and is fully utilised.



  • The role offers flexible working with a minimum of one day per week in the office at Senate House, London.
  • The role is for 21 hours per week (3 days), 1 of which is required to be a Wednesday working in London, with the other 2 days being agreed.
  • Experience of studying Philosophy at undergraduate or graduate level is desirable.


Person Specification


  • Essential
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrable interest in and familiarity with the discipline of Philosophy.
    • Demonstrable understanding of how best to present often complex information to others.
    • Strong attention to detail and ability to understand complex briefs.
    • Solution focused and innovative.


  • Desirable
    • Awareness of SEO and web accessibility best practice.
    • Understanding of video and photo editing tools.
    • In depth and up to date knowledge of the main social media platforms .
  • Essential
    • Strong understanding of digital metrics and using data to spot trends and opportunities for growth.
    • Understanding and demonstrable commitment to equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion.
    • Competent user of Microsoft Office suite.


  • Desirable
    • Experience of creating engaging and effective supporter communications.
    • Experience of content creation tools, such as Photoshop and Canva.
    • Experience of digital user journeys.
    • Experience of working on fundraising campaigns in a digital environment.


  • Essential
    • Innovative.
    • Analytical.
    • Organised.
    • Self-motivated and a team player.



  • To gain practical experience of office operations and routines.
  • To gain practical experience in project management and event delivery.
  • To gain practical experience working with programme delivery.
  • To improve your ability to create interesting copy for social media.
  • To expand your knowledge of website development, both structural and content.
  • To receive shadowing, mentoring and training opportunities with successful professionals.
  • To receive regular reviews to support ongoing personal and professional development.
  • Flexible schedule.


Terms & Conditions

  • The role is London based in Senate House, WC1, with opportunities for flexible working.
  • The role is offered for a term of 14 weeks, working 3 days per week. Salary will be paid at the hourly rate of the London Living Wage, currently £13.15 per hour. Annual holiday allowance is 30 days per annum, pro-rata.

If you are unable to commit to a full 3 days per week please submit your application stating clearly your anticipated availability as a job share may be considered. An immediate start will be available.

To apply for the role, please forward your CV and a covering letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) to submitting your application will you please include details of 2 referees.

Closing date: 9.00am Monday 17th June 2024.

In-person interviews to be held week commencing 24th June 2024.