Intern - Consulting and Decision Science

Work Type: Internship

(Full time or 4 days per week, London living wage)

Are you a strong academic performer with or working towards a post-graduate degree in decision science, crime science/ criminology, psychology, economics, or management? Are you interested in a career supporting the public sector or in consulting? If so, our internship would be a great opportunity. 

About Leapwise

Leapwise is a mission-driven company that helps organisations make great decisions. We were founded by an ex-BCG consultant and prime ministerial adviser, and provide strategy consulting support, leadership and organisational development to improve public sector performance. We are passionate about public services and our clients include UK police forces, local and national government departments, and charities.

We are seeking an intern starting from September for a 4-month period (or 6-months if desired) and those who enjoy and perform well in the role would be well positioned to gain full time positions when they are advertised.

Your role

You will support a project team that conducts research for and delivers advisory services to public sector organisations, non-profits and companies. And you will contribute to projects to design new methods that help our clients to perform.

Working with an experienced consultant or leader, your days could include:

  • Designing and conducting interviews, surveys and focus groups/ workshops
  • Collecting and analysing quantitative data
  • Learning about and applying decision science for public good (e.g. in policing, health, or local government)
  • Working on presentations of findings for clients
  • Writing on aspects of decision-making that interest you for our website and platforms

You will spend about half of your time working with our clients who are based mainly in London and the UK. It is possible this may involve working from a client location on occasion, but more usually from our office.

Your qualities

You will be extremely interested in organisations and social impact, and will ideally have a strong interest in how people make decisions, and improving decision-making in organisations. You will hold a good undergraduate degree and either:

  • Hold or be working towards a post-graduate degree (masters or PhD) in a relevant discipline. Decision science is an interdisciplinary field but this will probably be in the areas of psychology, decision science, behavioural science, social science (including criminology/ crime science), economics or business management.

We also value:

  • Structured thinking skills
  • Analytical skills, including quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Research skills in areas such as survey and interview design
  • Strong communication skills, including good writing and presentation skills
  • Project management experience and/or excellent organisation, prioritisation and time management skills
  • A focus on generating and measuring results and learning
  • An interest in organisations and their decision-making approaches or in public policy/ NGO effectiveness

You will ideally find working in a start-up interesting and exciting. You’ll be happy to contribute with pretty much everything and you’ll be really focused on making a difference to the people we work with and having a social impact.

Our offer

We are a small, supportive and motivated team who provide as much flexibility as we can in our working environment to get the best from your talents. This is an internship offering:

  • London Living Wage
  • A great office, but with a range of home working options to fit your needs when you are not working at clients
  • Dedicated time for personal interest projects that can support the development of the business. After your initial training, this can account for a day or even more of your working time each week.

We want to learn and grow as an organisation and offer all our employees the opportunities they need to develop, and to teach us. We provide:

  • Input into your job title so that it can support your future ambitions, and reflect your professional background
  • Coaching and personal development from experienced leaders
  • Support for any training and development you require to develop in your role
  • A clear insight into the organisation and work that would position you exceptionally well to earn a full time role

How to apply

Please apply by submitting your CV and Cover Letter.

Applications are on a rolling basis and may close at any time.

Interviews will take place in the month after applications close. A phone call will be available in advance of any interviews and interviews will take place by video. Our office is at Oxford House, 49 Oxford Road, Finsbury Park, London N4 3EY.

We are an equal opportunities employer and particularly welcome applications from groups that are under-represented in our sector. Our office is wheelchair accessible. Please let us know if you have any access requirements or need any special equipment for the interview process.

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