The Upside

Junior Strategist - Intern

Job Added: 19 February 2020
Applications Close: 04 April 2020
Level: Intern
Contract: Internship
Based: London
Salary: London Living Wage

Junior strategist role at the Upside, an innovation studio based in London. We design and build creative, strategic and business solutions, partnering with brands including Adidas, Google, Heineken and Tommy Hilfiger.

This is a three-month paid internship.

You will be working with a team of experienced and seasoned entrepreneurs in a fast-growing agency, gaining valuable experience in creative and strategic thinking.

You will be working in tight synchronisation with seasoned industry professionals on blue-chip clients, often being treated as a partner and collaborator rather than a go-fer. As such, there is ample opportunity to learn and grow in this fast-paced environment; this tempered only by candidate's willingness to invest additional energy and effort into the process.

Main duties:

- Assist with proprietary research projects

- Conduct desk research for client assignments

- Analyse and help identify key trends and insights

- Collaborate with the Upside team in idea generation sessions

- Contribute in strategy development workshops


- A deep-seated curiosity for culture and digital topics

- An active problem solver that enjoys diving deep to find the right solution

- A proactive disposition; willing to take on challenges in a fast-paced environment

- A natural instinct for making connections between seemingly disparate points of information


- An ability to perform basic desk research across media publications, social media platforms, and detailed reports. All candidates should be able to collate their research findings into simple, easy to digest results.

- A basic design sensibility paired with a deep knowledge of presentation software (Keynote or Powerpoint)

- Previous experience in an agency, consultancy, or studio is preferred but not required

How to apply

Please send your CV and a introductory email to [email protected]

In your email you should include the following

3 short bullet points explaining why you think you are suitable for the role

1 further bullet point explaining what you hope to gain from the experience

Your preferred start date for the role