Research Intern

By Jane Campbell

21st July 2021

This role will suit you if you have a huge appetite for learning, a delight in communicating that knowledge, and enthusiasm for joining a national, networked organisation focussed on making change happen.

FFCC is working with partners and networks across the UK to shape a new version of the future for food, farming and the countryside. By bringing people together, especially seldom heard voices, we are devising radical and practical actions to tackle the climate, nature and health crises for a just and green recovery.

As part of our work, we are recruiting a Research Intern on a 12-month project contract. The successful candidate will undertake a piece of work that is of particular interest to them, and that sits within our broad remit of food, farming and the rural economy. We’re open to proposals across research, communications, engagement or another area of FFCC work where you see yourself bringing a unique and forward-thinking contribution.

This internship is a positive action initiative, and is for somebody of Black, Asian, minority ethnic or mixed-race background. FFCC is committed to diversity, equality and inclusion and celebrates these qualities as essential principles of a fair and sustainable society. We understand that our organisation, along with the sectors in which we work, is not representative of the diversity of UK countries and we are taking steps to address this.

This role will suit you if you have:

  • Enthusiasm for learning and developing your skills in a fast-paced environment.
  • Articulate, engaging and accurate communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to communicate confidently and effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Ability to prioritise and multi task with the initiative and motivation to work in a virtual, networked team.
  • An interest in the work and mission of FFCC.

To learn more about the role, please download the Job Description at the top of this page.

Contract type: 12 month internship

Hours: Full time (35 hours per week)

Closing date: 23:59 on Sunday, 22nd August

Salary: £17,290 per annum (£19,747 if London based)

Location: Home based and/or office space in Bristol

To apply: Please send your CV, a short cover letter (500 words max) and a project proposal (1000 words max) to The project proposal should include the overall idea and project aims, why this work is timely and critical, how you will complete the project and demonstrate the project’s feasibility in a 12-month timeframe as well as expected outcomes. Include speculative resourcing and finance needs if applicable.