The Centre for Transforming Access and Student Outcomes (TASO) is an affiliate What Works Centre, and part of the UK Government’s What Works Movement. Our vision is to eliminate equality gaps in higher education (HE). Our mission is to improve lives through evidence-informed practice.
TASO was set up in 2019 within King’s College London and became an independent charity on 1 April 2021. Our work focuses on the generation, synthesis and dissemination of high-quality evidence about effective practice in widening participation and student outcomes. We primarily focus on developing and disseminating causal evidence (categorised as type 3 in the Office for Students’ Standard of Evidence).
Interns at TASO would work with our research and evaluation team to deliver a variety of projects. This might include supporting our work on summer schools, or on attainment gaps in degree awarding, or supporting us with evidence reviews and policy responses. We would seek to ensure that the intern had clear objectives for a particular project, and line management support, while also interacting with the whole TASO team. TASO is committed to ensuring that the internship experience would both benefit us as an organisation, as well as benefit interns who work with us.
We are particularly interested in supporting candidates who are undertaking or have completed a course that involves research and/or considering a career in this area.
We welcome applications from all individuals. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce and through this internship we aim to support individuals to learn and build their skills in research environments for social good. With this in mind we are flexible as to working patterns and are happy to hear from people who are interested in part time or full time work.
- Internships can be as short as six weeks or as long as twelve weeks; the number of days per
week can be flexible
- The role will mainly be office-based (SW1H 9EA), following Government guidelines at the
- Interns will be paid £13.02 per hour
Examples of the tasks you may undertake:
- Provide support to the Research & Evaluation team
- Contribute to the administration and secretariat for a number of advisory panels formed of
- Contribute to the delivery of external training courses and events to disseminate the work of
TASO’s research programme
- Conduct desk-based research
- Contribute to TASO internal meetings
Closing date for applications: 9.30am Monday 29th November.
Suggested start date is Tuesday January 4th but this can be flexible.