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• Starts Jun 30

Partnerships Research and Relations Intern

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


🤑 £23.9K
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Off-cycle Internship

Research & DevelopmentLondon


  • The Partnerships Operations team is part of the Partnerships, High Value Fundraising Events, and Talent & Influencer Relations (PET) department in the Marketing, Fundraising and Engagement (MFE) directorate. As a team we are made up of two distinct functions: Intelligence and Relations. 
  • The Intelligence function identifies new, high value partnership opportunities that have the potential to generate significant income for the charity. They also produce company profiles, event biographies, conduct due diligence, and monitor the external market landscape.
  • The Relations function plan and deliver stewardship and communications for teams across the department. They also work very closely with social media, creative design, and media volunteer liaison teams across the charity to help prioritise and manage requests.
  • The internship is also designed so that the successful applicant will gain experience presenting and communicating with senior stakeholders, including the PET senior leadership team. The internship provides exposure to leaders with management responsibility for key products, including Stand Up To Cancer, Bobby Moore Fund, Race For Life, and Bowelbabe Fund.


  • High level of attention to detail
  • Able to manage a varied workload, prioritise day-to-day tasks, and plan to maximise the most effective use of time to deliver against deadlines to a high standard
  • Interest in building and maintaining strong and collaborative relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Confident written and verbal communication skills with excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to collect and assess information rapidly, identifying key points, drawing conclusions and making recommendations
  • Experience with and/or quick to learn IT skills, including the use of databases and Microsoft packages (e.g. SharePoint, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Area of Responsibilities

Research & Development


  • Intelligence:
  • Use a range of resources to identify and research prospects with strong alignment to the work of CRUK.
  • Map senior volunteers’ and stakeholders’ networks to identify potential peer links and new prospects to support fundraiser’s cultivation strategies.
  • Monitor the news and relevant publications to keep fundraisers informed with the latest developments around key sectors and/or prospects, current supporters and relevant trends.
  • Support with database maintenance and high-quality data entry, complying with internal processes and in line with Data Protection.
  • Support pipeline development and reporting – highlighting areas of progress, untapped potential, and under-performing areas.
  • Relations:
  • Ensure supporters/partners experience high-quality interactions which foster long-term engagement and loyalty to CRUK.
  • Collaborate with the department to identify new ways to engage, inspire and recognise supporters and delivering them.
  • Create and coordinate the development and production of proposals and reports
  • Support the delivery of prospect engagement, cultivation, and stewardship activity in collaboration with corporate fundraisers to support the development of meaningful and personalised relationships to help convert donations and grow income.
  • Support the stewardship planning process and resources across the department, tracking activity and progress to inform future planning.
  • Cross-team:
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships and ways of working colleagues and stakeholders within the department and more widely across CRUK
  • Undertake other tasks as necessary to contribute to the Partnerships team objectives and those of CRUK.
  • Ensuring equality and diversity is celebrated and considered as part of all decisions taken.
  • Committed to Cancer Research UK’s vision in beating cancer sooner.

Application process

  • Stage 1: Online application:    
  • Complete an online application form – you’ll be asked to answer a motivational competency question and upload your CV.    
  • In our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, we operate an anonymised shortlisting process. Please therefore ensure that you have completed the work history section of the application form in full and that you have answered all application questions, as this is the information we will be using to shortlist. CVs are required to be uploaded for all applications, as they will be collected for use later in the process. 
  • Stage 2: Assessment:
  • If your initial application is successful you will then be invited to complete our new situational judgment test. The test poses real life scenarios that a CRUK intern might be met with in their day to day role and asks how you would tackle that scenario. This is un-timed and multiple choice. Please let us know if you think you might require adjustments for this assessment.  
  • Stage 3: Audio Submission: 
  • If you are successful in the previous stage, you will be asked to complete an audio submission, answering competency-based questions. The questions will be emailed to you and you will have a few days to submit a response via an audio recording (no video required).    
  • Stage 4: Interviews:  
  • If you are successful in the previous stage, you will then be invited to a face-to-face interview at our head office with representatives from the team you are applying to.    


Work type

Full time

Work mode


Start date

Jun 30, 2024

Application deadline

Apr 30, 2024




23933 GBP