Royal Institution – Christmas Lectures Assistant – Deadline: 21 April 2020

The Royal Institution (RI) is world-renowned as the home of science and is now looking for a PhD student to take on an internship with us as Christmas Lectures Assistant to join the Schools Programme for a 3-month placement to gain experience of education outreach and science communication.

Christmas Lectures Assistant: A unique opportunity to join us for 3 months at the Ri’s busiest and most exciting time of year: the planning, filming and broadcast of the Christmas Lectures.

The intern will be a key part of the delivery team for the lectures, working alongside the Ri Team. They will assist with preparations for the creation, development and implementation of the CHRISTMAS LECTURES and associated activities.

Download Christmas Lectures Assistant Job Description here

For more information about the RI internship programme and details on individual placements, timeframes and how to apply:


The role is based in Central London so students will be expected to base themselves within or near to London for the period of the placement.


We are looking for someone from end of September to end of December 2020.

How to apply

To apply please send your CV to, along with a short supporting statement, no longer than 500 words, to explain why you are interested in the internship and how you meet the experience set out above.

Please also complete the Recruitment Monitoring Form and return this along with your application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is: 9.00am on Tuesday 21 April 2020.


If you have any queries or need any further information about the Ri or these opportunities before advertising them, please contact Becky Poyntz (noting her part-time working hours).

Becky Poyntz

Human Resources Advisor

Office days- Tuesday to Thursday