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Jobs & Internships at Theos

Theos Internships: Research Assistant

Theos offers 6 month long, full time, paid internships for a Research Assistant, based at our Westminster offices.  Please note you MUST be able to legally work in the UK.  Please do not apply if you are not already legally able to work in the UK.

Applications are currently closed - please watch this space for the next opening.  We are likely to be recruiting in the late Autumn of 2017 or new year for the next internship space which will strart in February 2018.  

Ideally applicants should have completed an undergraduate degree in a related subject and be able to demonstrate some research experience from within this.

Theos pays the London Living Wage for internships.  The usual working week is 37.5 hours.

Please note: unfortunately we are unable to provide accommodation or cover any travel expenses towards an internship.  It is the responsibility of the intern to find and fund these.

What do past Interns say about the Internship?

'Working at Theos has been formative, and the experience will go with me for the rest of my working, and personal, life. The work of Theos is subtle and stimulating, the team are incredibly talented as well as person-focused, and the opportunity to support and contribute to Theos’ output – and work in such a team – is invaluable for anyone looking to experience the intersection of public discourse, journalism, and academia. I thoroughly recommend applying, and in any way developing a relationship with this fantastic organisation.'  Joseph

‘Learning on the ground, discussing issues, exposure to ideas and issues I’d never considered, meeting Theos connections.  Gave language and reasoned perspectives to my intuitive feelings about the place of faith in society.'  Gillian

‘I liked how helpful and supportive the team were in helping me to get the most out of my internship.  It helped me to see how many different ways practical elements of Christian Theology are being applied in wider society and made me aware of lots of great initiatives.'  Clare

'A chance to write has been excellent.  The internship is a good introduction to office life in a pleasant and supportive atmosphere.'  Hannah

Where do Interns go after leaving Theos?  Destinations include:


Academia/further study - research



Church of England

Cancer Research UK

The Centre for Theology and Community

Abellio Group

Catholic Parliamentary Internship

Bible Society

Environmental Activism

See the full job description here