Become an INTER-CEP Global Research Fellow!

Three part-time volunteer Global Research Fellows commencing June 2017: Application deadline June 8, 2017.

The International Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Policy (INTER-CEP) is a research resource and knowledge dissemination hub seeking the adoption of evidence and context-led policy making in the field of entrepreneurship.

It achieves this through:

  • The provision and development of the world’s first online database of public sector interventions in support of enterprise and entrepreneurship around the world
  • A programmed series of events and quarterly workshops that bring together civil servants, academics and practitioners to facilitate knowledge exchange on the efficacy of funded programmes
  • The development and launch of a new academic journal to deepen the research agenda into what works

INTER-CEP is led by Prof Michael Stewart of University College London (UCL) and was launched with support from the British Council, Georgetown University (USA) and the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship (Sweden). The original partners have been joined recently by The Rain Gods.

The Role: Global Research Fellow

INTER-CEP is currently experiencing significant growth in its activities and is launching a global fellowship team of student researchers to deepen INTER-CEP’s existing knowledge base.

Research fellows are expected to deliver 5-10 hours weekly for a period of three months starting June 14, 2017. Tasks will be accomplished remotely, and candidates will report to a UK-based team.

The research fellow will be responsible for:

  • Researching, cataloguing and tracking global enterprise and entrepreneurship policy developments
  • Maintaining and growing INTER-CEP’s online database
  • Conducting policy research under regional and topical themes
  • Contributing to blogs reviewing interesting trends and boosting social media presence
  • Possible development of workshop themes and opportunity to work on journal delivery

Candidate Profile

This role is suited to graduate students in public policy, business, economics, entrepreneurship, and other humanities, seeking to build on existing research experience. Those on seeking enterence to a graduate programme will be considered if demonstrating commensurate experience.

The desired candidate must have:

  • A basic knowledge of productivity tools and applications including Microsoft Office, Twitter and common email and web tools
  • Strong English language skills in oral and written form
  • First degree or demonstrable equivalent work experience
  • Demonstrable interest in one or more of: public policy, academic research, entrepreneurship, enterprise and international development
  • Strong research skills and an attention to detail
  • Ability to work proactively and independently reporting into a virtual team
  • Keenness to go above and beyond to contribute to the team’s aims

Beneficial, not non-required skills include:

  • Language skills at working proficiency.
  • Creativity and basic design skills including photoshop, Pixlr, Canvas

The INTER-CEP partners confirm their commitment to equality of opportunity in all areas of their work. All applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner, and in accordance with the law, regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

The successful candidate may have other work, be a student or have other commitments and responsibilities away from the INTER-CEP programme. This position is not paid.

How to Apply

Applications are to be made by email to by June 8th 2017.

You should include:

  • A cover letter explaining your motivation and interest in applying for this role, how you believe you meet the profile and how taking up the role will help you achieve your short term and/or long term aims
  • A CV (suggested length of two pages) including work history, education, qualifications, awards, publications, interests and details of at least two referees. We may ask for additional documentation as appropriate.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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