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Graduate Internship: Science Outreach Assistant

  • Location:
    North West
  • Position:
  • Salary:
    £19,202 pro rata (£10.08 per hour + £1.22 holiday pay = £11.30 per hour)
  • Date Posted:
    08 Jan 2019
  • Advertising End Date:
    21 Jan 2019
  • Vacancy Type:
    Internship (paid)
  • Reference:
Job Description
The Science Hunters Project, based in Lancaster Environment Centre, require a graduate intern to help prepare and outreach activities for children, with the aim of engaging more children in science.
This internship is part of the Graduate Jobs Programme, which aims to provide valuable work experience and skills to recent graduates, to help kick-start your career! This opportunity is open only to graduates of Lancaster University who completed their undergraduate degree in 2018.
Pay rate: £19,202 pro rata (£10.08 per hour + £1.22 holiday pay = £11.30 per hour)
Working Pattern: Full time but negotiable
Placement length: 8-12 weeks, preferably starting in January
Graduate Jobs Programme projects have been carefully scoped to give you some valuable work experience in a large world-class award winning organisation, help build your network, and develop new skills that will stand you in good stead for your next steps and ongoing career success.
The Science Hunters project aims to inspire children’s interest in science using the computer game Minecraft. Using Minecraft helps to engage children who might not normally take much interest in science in school. Science Hunters use a combination of sessions run in schools, a Minecraft Club for children with autism and Asperger’s and workshops at large public events to teach children about topics such as volcanoes, food security and pollination.
The Science Hunters team are very excited to be going to the Big Bang fair in March. The Big Bang fair is the largest event for children nationally and is a fair aimed at encouraging engagement with science and engineering.
Within this role, the graduate intern will:
  • Support the team with preparing for the fair.
  • Help run and organise a range of sessions in the run up to the fair.
  • Help delivering sessions at the four day event at the NEC, Birmingham (13th and 16th March).
  • Helping to collect and compile feedback data after the event, to assess the success of the sessions.


Skills and experience you will develop during this internship:

  • Team working
  • Planning
  • General communication skills, including experience of communicating science
  • Experience of working with children

Skills and qualifications required for this project:

  • A degree in a science subject
  • Evidence of good communication skills
  • An enthusiasm for working with children
  • Ideally some experience using the computer game Minecraft


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Under the terms of this work, we endeavour to provide the advertised number of hours however, hours are not guaranteed and that work may cease if there is a fall in demand. 

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