Part-time Research and Design Internship with Uscreates

12 Week Part-time Internship Starting March 2017:

· contribute towards the research, ideation and conception of new products, services and strategies within 1 or more of our innovation Labs;
· support the wider Research and Design team in the delivery of inspiring, innovative and future-focused projects.

About Uscreates

Uscreates are a thriving, purpose-led design agency specialising in delivering better outcomes and experiences in health and wellbeing. Working across the public and private sectors we design innovative research methods, services, communications, brands and strategies for clients including: NHS England, The Health Foundation and Spire Healthcare.

In the past month we have launched our new Research and Design programme, Hatch. Fundamentally our ideas and innovation Lab; Hatch is set to explore the intersection between people, data and technology. By bringing together individuals, communities and organisations to create new and explorative ways to address some of our toughest societal challenges, Hatch will provide a ‘third space’ to drive collaborative change.

Over the next 12 months, we will be creating 3 innovation Labs to accelerate exploration across the following areas:

Humanising technology
Consumer health
Design futures

To help us deliver our ambitious plans and drive this exciting work forward, we are looking for a creative, smart and passionate problem-solver to join our internship programme. You are likely to be a recent graduate who is interested in future-focused design, innovation, research and strategy. Although you don’t need to have a design degree or qualification, an understanding and interest in the design field will be extremely beneficial.

About our internship programme:

Start date: From March 2017
Internship duration: 12 weeks part-time
Location: Uscreates, Studio 103, North Block, Vox Studios, 1-45 Durham Street, London, SE11 5JH
Reporting to: Robbie Bates, Design Director

At Uscreates we believe that supporting the learning and development of the next generation of design and innovation leaders is key to addressing some of the wicked challenges of tomorrow. We have therefore created an internship programme that supports students and recent graduates to gain knowledge and experience across research, design, innovation and strategy disciplines. We believe that an internship should provide equal value to both parties and have designed a programme based around core principles of: collaboration, creativity, problem-solving and responsibility.

As part of Uscreates’ Research and Design internship programme your overall objectives will be to:
· contribute towards the research, ideation and conception of new products, services and strategies within 1 or more of our innovation Labs;
· support the wider Research and Design team in the delivery of inspiring, innovative and future-focused projects.
What we are looking for:
· A creative problem solver, curious about what the future could look like
· A self starter with a positive, problem solving mind set
· An organised, conscientious individual who has excellent attention to detail
· An understanding and appreciation of design and innovation and its role in addressing complex challenges
· Someone who can keep up with a fast paced, dynamic organisation
· Excellent communication skills both verbal and written

To apply:

Please send your CV, cover letter and portfolio (where relevant) to placements-internships@gold.ac.uk by midnight on Sunday 19th February.
This is a part-time role for 12 weeks, ideally from March 2017, supported by Santander. The pay will be £1800 in total.
You must be a Goldsmiths student or graduate and have the right to work in the UK full-time to be eligible for this role.