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• Starts Jun 30

Strategic Evidence Intern

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


🤑 £23.9K
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Off-cycle Internship

Business, Operations & StrategyLondon


  • Strategic Evidence sits within the Policy, Information and Communications directorate which aims to keep cancer at the top of the political agenda to improve patient outcomes. We influence policy and practice for patient benefit by reviewing, consolidating and disseminating cancer related evidence across the cancer pathway including Diagnosis, Treatment and other topics as required. The Strategic Evidence Team's vision is that everyone with cancer is diagnosed as quickly and effectively as possible and has access to the optimal treatment for their case. To do this we monitor and evaluate the evidence of new emerging technologies in cancer early detection, diagnosis, and treatment, including considering the impact of said technologies to the public, patients, and wider healthcare system.
  • The Strategic Evidence team house expertise and insight of many innovations from across the patient pathway, such as artificial intelligence, liquid biopsy, advanced radiotherapy, genomics etc. The team continually work to expand their breadth of expertise across the cancer innovation landscape to align with policy priorities and maximise impact. The role of the intern will be to contribute to initial research, scoping and appraising of the evidence base of an innovation area of strategic interest. It will involve desk-based research of the primary and grey literature, engagement with a range of stakeholders and collaboration with other internal teams followed by triangulation of insights from all sources. This work will inform CRUK’s strategic thinking in this area and provide the background for future work. The intern will produce several outputs: an evidenced internal briefing document and accompanying blog/article, and internal presentations.


  • Strong evidence searching, reviewing and critical appraisal skills, with ability to distil to the key points quickly.
  • Ability to translate complex information for a range of audiences, with a sharp eye for detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Confident self-starter, able to manage own workload and operate to tight deadlines.
  • Positive 'can do' attitude with excellent problem-solving skills.

Area of Responsibilities

Business, Operations & Strategy


  • Developing a sound knowledge of the research evidence (peer reviewed and grey literature) and other data and insight relevant to the commercialisation of cancer biomarkers.
  • Monitoring and reviewing research evidence, including peer reviewed and other publications, and interpret findings.
  • Interpreting and synthesising findings and writing reports on evidence and other content/outputs as required, in order to feed into strategy, policy and practice.
  • Disseminating evidence knowledge and synthesis to several audiences, including internal and external stakeholders.

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

Part time

Work mode


Start date

Jun 30, 2024

Application deadline

Apr 30, 2024




23933 GBP