Graduate Intern

Central London    
£23k plus benefits
Initially 12 months fixed term, with the potential for a permanent role.

The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), a registered charity, is an international forum where science meets business. Established in 1881 SCI’s main charitable objective is to advance the application of science into industry for public benefit, which it fulfils via events, publications and other activities. Today, with members in over 70 countries and with over 900 companies and 300 academic institutions represented in our network, SCI facilitates open innovation, identifies and promotes emerging technologies in the areas of climate change and global health, and provides support for the next generation of scientists and engineers.

SCI is now looking to appoint a Graduate Intern to join us. The role will be within the Business Development team of the Society, working with members and other organisations on a variety of projects. These projects may include research and analysis, innovation developments, marketing, or publishing activities. We are looking for an energetic, professional team player, with excellent communication skills and who associates with the objectives of SCI. This is a great opportunity to build experience and establish a network across industry and academia.

SCI has a small but friendly team, and so flexibility and the ability to work with the wider team to achieve SCI’s objectives is crucial. This role is normally office based at 14-15 Belgrave Square, London, but is currently home-based due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Knowledge and skills required for this role:

  • BSc (Hons) in a science or engineering subject
  • Good presentation skills
  • Self-starter and able work to tight deadlines
  • Credible and personable, with the ability to build relationships with stakeholders
  • Strong association with the objectives of the Society
  • Team player, with an enthusiastic and proactive approach to work
  • Good analytical skills
  • High degree of computer literacy, including proficiency with MS Office
  • A strong understanding of science and its importance for society

If you wish to apply, please send a CV and covering letter (maximum 2 sides of A4) outlining your skills and how you feel you are best placed to progress SCI’s objectives.

Please send completed applications to Ryan McKiernan ( with the subject line ‘Graduate Intern – Application’.

Closing Date: 23:59 on Friday 26th March 2021.