Funded Change Summer School 2018 in UK

Funded Change Summer School 2018 in UK

Now in its sixth year, Ogilvy Change are running a behavioural science summer school to offer ten  people the chance to work on a live behaviour change brief and learn from the team in our South Bank office in London.

Ogilvy Change work with some of the world’s leading organisations, applying research in the behavioural sciences to solve business problems, with clients including British Airways, ITV, WRAP UK and National Citizens Service.

During this week-long experience of applying behavioural science to marketing, Summer Schoolers will work on a live behaviour change brief with support from the Ogilvy Change team. Briefs in the past have ranged from getting high-net-worth individuals to donate to animal conservation programmes with Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, reducing harmful disease transmission to orangutans by preventing tourists hugging them for the Sumatran Orangutan Society, and encouraging more girls to take STEM subjects for the WISE Campaign. Across the week there will be seminars to learn how the Ogilvy Group business works by meeting a variety of people throughout the company.

The week culminates in a group presentation back to the organisation and an afternoon seminar and Q&A with Rory Sutherland. In the months following the Summer School, there will be opportunities to develop concepts into real-world interventions. Support and guidance will be provided by the Ogilvy Change team.

Eligibility

Successful candidates will be familiar with the behavioural sciences literature and be able to apply this knowledge to creatively solve real-world problems.

Formal qualifications in behavioural science are not required. We welcome applications from all backgrounds; data, design, architecture, creative writing, public policy, communications and much more.

Summer Schoolers must:

  • Hold a passion for understanding human decision making and behaviour.
  • Be applying behavioural sciences to real-world problems; either at work, at university or at home.
  • Be able to attend the Summer School every day between from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th July between 9:30am and 5:30pm at the Ogilvy office in Sea Containers on the South Bank, London.
  • Have the right to work in the UK.

Official Link

Deadline: 19th April 2018