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Director, Institutional Business

Interim Director, Institutional Business 


ClearlySo is proud to be an equal opportunities employer.


Some of our previous interns discuss their experiences during their placement.

We do not currently have any internship places available. However, we are always happy to receive speculative applications from enthusiastic individuals looking to make their way into the world of social business and enterprise.

A placement here can be immensely rewarding. We will find a role that matches your skills and aspirations. We’ll also help you learn about the sector, build your contacts and experience and introduce you to life at the sharp end of a growing social business.

Your role

Tasks may include:

  • Industry/sector research analyses
  • Contacting social businesses directly and managing business enquiries 
  • Supporting social media communications
  • Exploring online marketing opportunities
  • Researching relevant reports and articles about social enterprise and investment
  • Writing news synopses on relevant stories
  • Helping to organise events
  • Assisting with day to day tasks of running an office

Hours and pay

Internships are intended to be mutually beneficial for all. Interns gain valuable work experience and exposure to the social sector and the clients we work with. As part of the programme, interns receive advice on how to improve their CVs, how to expand their network of contacts and prepare them for job application and interviews within and beyond the social sector.

We currently cannot offer payment for internships, but we will reimburse travel and lunch expenses.

We would like interns to work for a minimum of three days a week and ideally for a period of three months. However, we do try to be flexible where possible.

About you

We are looking for candidates with the following qualities:

  • A clear interest in the social business and enterprise sector
  • Some experience in research and analysis
  • Fluent English; though fluency in other languages is a bonus
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Proven competence with office software, particularly Microsoft Excel
  • Motivated, can-do attitude
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good teamwork and communication skills
  • Sense of humour

How to apply

If you’re interested in an internship at ClearlySo, please send us the following:

  • An up to date CV (resume)
  • A covering letter (stating your availability, goals for the internship, and where you heard about ClearlySo)
  • A piece of written work at least one A4 piece of paper long and completed within the last six months.

All applications should be submitted to Megan Smyth at megan.smyth@clearlyso.com.