Internship Social Impact Start-Up

20 weeks, start Feb/March 2019

We are looking for two Consulting Interns. We have a great opportunity for a Dutch and English-speaking student/graduate to work with us in the London office for a few weeks initially, then go over to the Hague to help with our start-up project - set up our new office – called ImpactBasis.

Want to make a real difference to people's lives? Are you looking for responsibility, hands-on experience and unique training opportunities? Not afraid to fail, learn fast and work hard?

We work with government services and other social impact organisations, tackling complex, often messy problems, and we need your help!

Want to make a real difference to people's lives? Are you looking for responsibility, hands-on experience and unique training opportunities? Not afraid to fail, learn fast and work hard? We will need a minimum commitment of 18 weeks and you will receive both on the job and formal training. Also, expenses are paid, including any stay in London.

This unique opportunity will give you first-hand experience of transformation in the public services and building a Start-Up. You will also have the chance to attend the same training as our consultants, and the opportunity to develop practical skills while making a real impact. You will be working closely with our management team.

You will gain exposure of real projects as part of your internship. It will give you experience of responsibilities such as:

Project Support

• Mapping and analysing processes and structures to identify opportunities for improvement,

• Completing financial and cost analysis,

• Organising workshops

• Gathering data to develop findings and conclusions

Operational support to further develop Basis in Europe

• Marketing e.g. market our training

• Research

• Business development, and

• General admin and operational support

What can you expect from us?

  • A minimum of four days of formal training in organisational improvement methods. Assuming you will pass the exam at the end, you will become a certified Agile Master in Public Services (accredited by www.publicservicetransformation.org)

  • Two hours of coaching/mentoring each week or other training opportunities

  • Not just work in the background, but at least experience one client project ‘on the ground’ and support the delivery team

  • A variety of tasks and assignments,

  • Feedback, which allows quick learning cycles

  • Expenses paid

What do we expect from you?

As a person, we need you to be:

a. Committed – the work you are involved in will have a real impact on people’s lives,

b. Self-motivated and able to work using your own initiative,

c. Enthusiastic and keen to develop practical skills in public sector environment,

d. Passionate and professional in your work – you must enjoy working hard within a team of both clients and fellow consultants, in a collaborative and supportive environment,

e. Organised and adaptable, and used to working to tight deadlines.

We will also expect you to have the following skills/knowledge:

  • A basic understanding of the public services,

  • Some experience of analysing processes, systems and finances

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal (in English),

  • Keen interest in feedback and development with a focus on putting it into action,

  • An understanding of business management principles,

  • Competent user of Microsoft Office Suite with an ability to learn new technology quickly.

  • You will also need to demonstrate relevant extra-curricular experience.

Other expectations, but not essential

  • Previous internship or work experience is a strong advantage

  • Demonstration of social commitment and cultural diversity awareness is an advantage.


Can you tell me a bit more about Basis?

We are proud do-gooders. We get our kicks out of helping to transform public services and developing true improvement cultures. We are now in the process of setting up our EU office in The Netherlands, so this is a great opportunity for someone to learn lots about what we do, then help us set up in the future Social Impact Capital of the world – The Hague!

See of course also our website www.basis.co.uk

You have an office in the UK and soon in Holland, where will I be?

At the start, to get to know the wider team and induction, you will be based in London for two weeks. After that you will mostly work from The Hague. However you are likely to be in London every now and then for meetings or support on projects.

What specific skills do I learn?

We work with Agile , Service Design and Lean methods and approaches, and use this ourselves to develop our own business. We are more focused on ‘implementation science’ and try to avoid writing big reports for clients (that only get shelved). As an intern you will gain a deep understanding of these approaches and consulting tools.

Next steps

Step (1) Express you interest by emailing your CV to Izzie at isabelle.hurrell@basis.co.uk (the sooner the better!)

Step (2) Join a conference call to gain more information

Step (3) If selected, you are invited to a recruitment day.

Step (4) If selected, we check references and assuming these are OK you gain an induction pack, and we discuss specifics for starting.