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Theos researches and investigates the intersection of religion, politics and society in the contemporary world.

Theos Internships: Research Assistant

  • Role

    Research Assistant

  • Time Period

    6 Months

  • Hours

    37.5 Hours Per Week

  • Location


  • Pay

    London Living Wage

Theos offers 6 month long, full time, paid internships for a Research Assistant, based at our Westminster offices. Research Assistants help the Theos team with current research projects – writing, editing and analysing data – and manage our social media output.

Ideally, interns should have a relevant undergraduate degree and be able to demonstrate research experience.

All applicants must have legal rights to work in the UK. Please note that we are unable to provide accommodation or cover any travel expenses. It is the responsibility of the Research Assistant to find and fund these.

Our next internship starts in mid–February 2018 with a second one starting in mid–August 2018. Each internship lasts for six months. 

If you would like to be considered, please send a CV and cover letter, stating why you are applying, and which internship periods (commencing February or August) you wish to be considered for. Please send your email application to, titled “Internship Application” by 12 noon on Friday 5th January 2018.

We receive hundreds of applications every year and keep all CVs on file, but we cannot respond individually unless you have been shortlisted. 

See the full job description here.

What do past interns say?

‘Working at Theos has been formative, and the experience will go with me for the rest of my life. The work is subtle and stimulating and the team is incredibly talented and person–focused. 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, meeting Theos connections, gaining exposure to ideas and issues I’d never considered – the experience 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 get the most out of my internship.  It helped me 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

‘The 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?

Further study, academic research
Church of England
The Centre for Theology and Community
Catholic Parliamentary Internship
Bible Society
Environmental Activism

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