12 days ago
  • Level Junior
  • Professions Researcher, Writer, Strategist
  • Type Internship
  • Location London, United Kingdom


Canvas8 is the UK’s leading behavioural insights practice. We explore the intersection between human sciences, industry and popular culture to understand how people's behaviour is changing, and the impacts of these shifts. Our flagship product is the Canvas8 Library, an online database of over 20,000 trend reports and case studies spanning 14 industries and nine key markets, subscribed to by global PR and creative agencies.
Supported by a network of experts, including TED speakers, MIT fellows and industry leaders, we analyse and report on human behaviour to educate and inspire brands and agencies worldwide. We recently informed the Nike LNDR campaign and provided the insights behind the Heineken moderate drinking ad. Authoritative yet accessible, our work is about investigating the hidden insights in everyday life and the quirks of human behaviour.
We’re seeking a motivated and engaged individual to join our team of multidisciplinary writers and researchers, working closely with our in-house analysts to develop your research skills, hone your writing style and sharpen your ability to analyse information and extract inspiring trends.
Our work is about investigating hidden insights in everyday life, so the research is incredibly varied. Coming to the same office five days a week doesn’t equate to a routine – one day you could be reading over a document about the psychology of boredom, the next you might be analysing research on our Library to support our team in writing an authoritative analysis of the latest trends in robotics. It’s stimulating, and your work will support Canvas8 in inspiring the world’s best brands, agencies and organisations.
  • Researching consumer trends, compiling industry data and analysis
  • Writing engaging and analytical signals, case studies and reports
  • Presenting trends and ideas in meetings
  • Face-to-face and phone-based investigations and interviews
You’ll be expected to get hands-on from the start. You’ll be researching cultural, social and technological shifts as well as changes in industry. We’ll help you learn how to spot patterns across multiple industries and turn those patterns into commercial insights.
A passion for behavioural sciences – or a curiosity about them – is integral. You’ll need highly tuned emotional intelligence, an appetite to understand foreign cultures and an ability to distil complex ideas and jargon into clear, lively language for an international audience. Ultimately, everybody we work with is both smart and kind, and we’re looking for more of the same. We’re a tight-knit team, and we’re seeking somebody who can not just offer consistency and efficiency, but become part of our family.
  • Degree-level education
  • A lateral thinker
  • A culture vulture
  • A genuine interest in behavioural sciences
  • Exceptional desk research skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A lively yet concise writing style, and an eye for a good image
  • Knowledge of, or a desire to learn about, product development and the media and communications industries
  • An understanding of the media and design industries is desirable
  • Smart, kind, inquisitive and willing to get stuck in
If you think you’re a good fit, please email us with your CV and cover letter. We look forward to hearing from you!

Skills Required

  • Writing
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Analysing Trends
  • Consumer Trends
  • Analysis

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