We are hiring: Engagement Intern

About Smart Docklands

Smart Docklands is a smart city testbed in the heart of Dublin’s Docklands. Established in 2018, the programme is funded by Dublin City Council and Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre CONNECT, through the ENABLE Research Programme in Trinity College Dublin.

Smart Docklands plays the role of ‘honest broker’ between government, industry, universities, and citizens of Dublin. We facilitate the trialling of smart city technologies by identifying real challenges in the city and working with diverse stakeholders to come up with impactful solutions.

About the role…

We’re seeking an Engagement Intern to join the team for 4 days a week for a 6 month period, to support Academy of Near Future, our smart city education experience for secondary school students.

Academy of Near Future increases awareness of connectivity and Internet of Things (IoT) technology, and promotes STEM careers, to encourage students from all backgrounds to become engaged actors in the development of public spaces as technology continues to transform cities around the world.

In this role you will…

  • Assist the facilitation and timely delivery of programme workshops and events, in-person and remotely
  • Travel to venues around the country for programme activities (subject to COVID-19 restrictions)
  • Support programme design, content & evaluation processes
  • Contribute to the delivery of sprints and co-design activities with students
  • Document education activities with photos and videos
  • Social media promotion of programme activities
  • Liaise with programme funders
  • Any other necessary duties as directed by the Smart Docklands team

Person specification

  • Professional and welcoming presentation.
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to work to deadlines.
  • Comfortable working independently and in a team.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Motivated, flexible, organised and able to use own initiative in a busy working environment.
  • Creativity, curiosity, high energy level, and an enthusiasm for meeting and working with a wide range of individuals and groups.
  • Experience working with young people would be advantageous (for example through student societies, summer programmes or volunteering)
  • Willing to submit full Garda vetting to work with under 18s.
    If you have lived outside of the Republic of Ireland for more than 6 months you will need to get a Criminal Records Check/ Police Certificate from those countries stating that they have no convictions recorded against them while residing there. Unfortunately we cannot cover any costs incurred through this process.

The Smart Dockland’s Engagement Intern will be paid the Dublin living wage (€12.90 per hour) which is €412.80 for a 32 hour (4 day) week.

To apply…

Submit a CV and cover letter explaining why you think you’re a good fit for the role, supported by examples from past work experience, volunteering or study, to Caroline Boyd at info@smartdocklands.ie. The deadline for applications is the 14th of January 2022.