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• Starts Jun 30

Policy Intern

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


🤑 £23.9K
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Applications are closed

Off-cycle Internship

Business, Operations & StrategyLondon


As a team we also work reactively based on political announcements and the external context. You may also provide support:   

  • Analysing new reports and writing summaries for internal audiences, including senior leadership.  
  • Working reactively to analyse government announcements and providing support with any CRUK press comments.   
  • Monitoring and tweeting from the CRUK_Policy twitter account.  
  • Attending Parliament for events and policy monitoring.  


  • Analytical skills, including the ability to understand complex problems and develop creative solutions 
  • Research skills, including the ability to organise research findings and identify well-evidenced trends and findings 
  • Written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write engaging and compelling communications for a range of audiences
  • Demonstrable interest is some or all of the following: policy, healthcare, science and innovation, cancer or medicine 
  • Awareness of UK politics and the NHS, with demonstrable political interest and a commitment to neutrality
  • Interest in the role technology and innovations in improving the delivery of healthcare 
  • Strong organisational skills and experience managing competing priorities and a complex workload 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team 
  • Attention to detail and ability to deliver high quality work
  • Curious and interested in learning new things 

Area of Responsibilities

Business, Operations & Strategy


  • Lead a project exploring robotic surgery for the treatment of cancer in England, including scoping for future CRUK policy development in this area and engagement in robotics and innovations for cancer services 
  • Contribute to the development of Cancer Research UK’s policy positions on cancer care. 
  • Conduct research into policy issues affecting the delivery of cancer care. 
  • Write informative and persuasive briefings for internal and external audiences 
  • Work with colleagues across the organisation to inform and influence policymakers, including contributing to public facing outputs  
  • Stay up-to-date with policy and political developments, sharing knowledge with colleagues to ensure Cancer Research UK’s work is well-informed, accurate and reliable 
  • Help to build and maintain relationships with external stakeholders, including civil servants, ministers, MPs, clinicians and people affected by cancer

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