Role Overview

Populus is a leading research and strategy consultancy. We use polling, research, evidence and expertise to provide clients with the critical knowledge they need to make better decisions about their business, organisation or brand.

Interns support the smooth running of the business and the day-to-day management of research studies for clients. This is an opportunity to develop new skills while working in an enjoyable and friendly environment.

This 6 month fixed-term (full-time) internship offers an opportunity to gain first-hand experience and understanding of all aspects of our work. During the internship, you will be focused on reputation and strategy research.

Key responsibilities

As an Intern your tasks will include:

You will be taught each of these skills as they become relevant by a more senior member of the team and then supported by the whole team throughout your time with us. There will also be formal training opportunities provided by our internal Knowledge Exchange program.

Required Skills and Abilities

Populus employs people who can be relied upon to take responsibility and be accountable for their work. We encourage enthusiasm, creativity and ambition.

It is essential that Interns have:

It is desirable that Interns have:


Application Closing Date: 15 September 2019

Interview/Start Dates:

Interview dates are TBC.

Provisional start date end of September 2019.

Provisional Internship end of date is end of March 2020.

Application Details:

Please send applications to Applications should have ‘Research and Strategy intern (corporate reputation)’ in the subject line.

Your application should be made up of two separate pdf documents:


About Populus

Populus Limited is part of the Populus Group (PGL). The group also includes Populus Data Solutions (PDS), and BrandCap. PDS provide field and tab services to Populus and other research agencies and BrandCap are a brand consultancy.

We exist to equip companies and individuals with the deep understanding they need, of their markets, audiences and brands, to drive success in a world overwhelmed with data. We call this Critical Knowledge and we deliver it through:

Over the past ten years, our work has formed the basis of significant corporate, political and consumer campaigns and has helped clients launch new products, build their reputation with key audiences, win local and national elections and generate increased sales.

Our team of researchers and consultants is based in London but works internationally and includes experts in qualitative, quantitative and omnibus research, as well as senior strategists from the worlds of business, politics, marketing and communications.

We are proud to be a founding member of the British Polling Council and to abide by the Code of Conduct of the Market Research Society of Great Britain.

We are ambitious for the future and have set ourselves some clear goals – including our 2020 vision that by the year 2020 Populus Limited will:

In line with our 2020 vision, we are delighted to confirm that we have recently achieved the Investors in People Silver accreditation.



We work together across the company and with our sister companies to pool our knowledge and abilities for the benefit of our clients. While our talents are diverse, we are united by our values: