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Little Blue Research Internship

About Little Blue Research

Little Blue Research (www.littleblueresearch.com) is an independent consultancy specialising in the provision of technical support for environmental economics and social impact valuation.   We work with an array of corporate sustainability specialists to provide clients with solutions across three service lines:

  • Impacts & dependencies,

  • Strategy & risk, and,

  • Research & training

Our projects rely on interdisciplinary skill sets including environmental economics, data analysis, statistics, complex project management, stakeholder engagement, social impact measurement and designing strategic solutions.  Our clients represent a range of sectors including food and beverage multinationals, global media research organisations, telecoms, and Universities.

We are a small, entrepreneurial team, at the cutting edge of sustainability developments and we are looking for an intern to join our welcoming, supportive team.

The role

We are looking to recruit an intern for 12 weeks, with the potential to join our team  as a researcher/analyst longer term. 

As an intern, you will contribute to our work on impact measurement across natural, social, and human capitals.  You will work on multiple projects, as part of a team, for a variety of cross sector clients focusing on the private sector. You will contribute by undertaking research on different economic techniques, as well as biodiversity, environmental and social issues. This information will then be applied in a variety of client contexts including stakeholder engagement, providing data visualisations, developing dashboards for client use, and supporting the wider team.

Responsibilities and duties
  • Perform data gathering and analysis, and draft key insights

  • Draft client facing presentations of findings

  • Support client/stakeholder interviews to capture information and provide it in a succinct and cohesive format

  • Support ongoing work in the food and beverage and global events sectors, and

  • Other activities to support project work

Skills and experience

You will be a highly motivated team player, willing to learn and develop new ideas for practical application for clients.  You must have a broad understanding of, and passion for environmental and social issues from a global perspective.  You will be flexible in your outlook, enthusiastic & approachable, with a close attention to detail, willing to support diverse projects.

You will also have:

  • An undergraduate degree (2:2 and above) in Environmental Economics, Economics, or Environmental Science.

  • Strong organisational skills, attention to detail and the ability to structure and prioritise the delivery of project outputs effectively while working as part of a team

  • An ability to think creatively and to advance innovative ideas

  • An ability to work to deadlines, work flexibly under pressure and respond to changing project and programme demands

  • Ability to learn new technology and software applications quickly.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Familiarity with all Microsoft applications.


We also welcome applications from those with other industry experience wishing to gain sustainability experience.

Our offer

Job title: Intern

Reporting to: Managing director

Start date: 5th September 2022

Salary: Competitive intern salary (including paid leave)

Contract: Fixed term, 12 week, full time contract (35 hour week). Potential for longer term contract after completion of internship.

Location: Flexible/hybrid. We make use of shared office space in Farringdon, London and are in the office two days per week, Monday and Tuesday.

How to apply

To apply for this internship email your cover letter, two page CV, and a short sample of your writing (less than one side of A4) as soon as possible and no later than 14th August 2022 to alison@littleblueresearch.com, with REF: Intern in the subject line. We may start to contact candidates before the deadline closes.

This call is open to those who already have the right to work in the UK.

We welcome applications from all backgrounds and communities, and we are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities.