Perspectives Programme: supporting interns to make a difference
The Perspectives Programme is a Kaleidoscope internship for people at the start of their careers in the health world. It is designed to discover new and creative ways to improve how unheard voices are heard in health and care.
We empower our interns to make a real difference so, alongside supporting client work, they design and lead on a project of their own that will improve the way unheard voices are heard in healthcare. We support them to spend approximately 20% of their time developing and delivering their project.
We give our interns real experience of the health and policy sector and consultancy as a contributing part of Kaleidoscope. They are supported to develop their skills and confidence through supporting client work and leading pieces of their own work.
This isn’t an internship advertised for ‘early career starters’ where you also need a Master’s degree, three years’ work experience and a knighthood to apply. We’re not interested in what university you went to, or if you went at all, for that matter. The programme is open to all, no matter your background or experience. What we’re looking for is someone with a passion for improving health and care, who wants to promote unheard voices and celebrate diversity.
What we offer:
- real work experience as part of a programme team delivering client contracts
- nine month placement paid the London Living Wage
- opportunity to deliver your own project from design to implementation
- flexible working with options to work from home/remote work
- exposure to a diverse range of events within health and care
- a mentor
- optional short placements and visits within our network of organisations and partners
- free lunch every day
- table tennis matches on the office balcony.
An important part of this internship will focus on career planning and development, and we support you in your next steps.
The programme is inspired by our Unheard in Healthcare initiative and discussions about diversity in policy making.
We are not currently taking applications for the Perspectives Programme.