Communications Intern (In-House/Academic Health Sciences Centre) 

Job Reference: S2022KHPH1

  • Start date: 
  • Salary: London living wage
  • Type of intern: Students and graduates
  • Duration of internship: 6 months 
  • Number of opportunities available: 1
  • Internship format: Hybrid 
  • Office location: London

This organisation is an Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) where world-class research, education, and clinical practice are brought together for the benefit of patients. One of eight AHSCs nationally, our partnership brings together three NHS Foundation Trusts (Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley), uniquely including both mental and physical healthcare providers, and
an internationally rated top 25 university in health research and education, King’s College London.

We work to ensure that lessons from research are used more swiftly,
effectively, and systematically, to improve healthcare services for everyone in our diverse local population. 

We provide a comprehensive communications service for King’s Health
Partners (KHP), enhancing and protecting the reputation of the partnership, engaging with our key audiences through internal and external communications.

What you will do:

Responsibilities will include:

  • General internal and external communications 
  • Web content management 
  • Event management 
  • Media relations and proactive news opportunities 

Additionally, you will be producing clear and engaging copy, coordinating our fortnightly digital newsletter, supporting events across all programmes and offering expertise, oversight and support on stakeholder engagement across the organisation.  

This individual will assist with communications tasks including, but not limited to: writing and editing, photo and video production and editing, web and social media analytics, social media content, graphic design, media relations, digital asset management, event coordination and other communications and administrative support tasks as assigned.

The skills they are looking for: 

The successful candidate will be interested in healthcare and the NHS but also creative, proactive with strong multi-tasking and organisational capabilities and able to build excellent relationships with colleagues at all levels.

They will have: 

  • GCSE English or equivalent 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Be able to think strategically and work flexibly to tight deadlines and with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Able to work with accuracy and attention to detail and produce well written communications.
  • Able to work in a busy environment and prioritise work effectively to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to relate to people at all levels, and to deal with senior colleagues with confidence.
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office packages (including Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Desirable skills:

We are also looking for someone with: 

  • Experience with social media management.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud software or similar design software
  • Experience with CMS.
  • Experience with mailing software.
  • Experience with videography and video editing software.

How to apply 

Please apply with a CV and cover letter (no longer than 250 words) explaining your interest in the position, any relevant experience or transferable skills you may have that makes you suitable for the role. Please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

Please add your full name and the job reference in the subject line. Applications submitted without a full name and job reference will not be considered. 

Job Reference Number: S2022KHPH1

Roles will remain open until Sunday 22nd May (11:59pm) so please be sure to apply as early as possible as strong candidates will be selected and interviewed on a rolling basis. Once the position has been filled, the role will be closed.

For candidates shortlisted for an interview and moved on to the next stage of the recruitment process, if available, further information will be provided about the internship opportunity and the name of the employer will be revealed so further research and preparation can be done.