Internship Programme

Internship Programme · London, London, City of
Department Internship Programme
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level


About us

The Future Laboratory is a strategic foresight consultancy. Since 2001, we have prepared clients for the future by giving them the confidence to take the decisions today that will create transformative growth tomorrow. We have grown into an organisation with international reach, employing more than 50 people, headquartered in Spitalfields, London. The Future Laboratory has foresight at the heart of everything we do. As an organisation we are inspiring, knowledgeable, forthright, charismatic and independent. We believe what we deliver is unique and game-changing, and we are committed to being ethical, diverse, responsible and socially minded.

Equal opportunities

The Future Laboratory is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to not only accepting diversity but championing it throughout our organisation. Please note that our graduate selection panel is made up of employees from marginalised groups to reduce implicit bias. Your interviewers have completed an allyship training course to ensure everyone receives the fairest opportunity possible.

We encourage candidates with disabilities to apply for this internship. We are dedicated to making reasonable adjustments from interviews through to employment. To offer you complete transparency our building does have limitations, but we will provide modifications where possible.

About the programme

This internship is aimed at university leavers and those with some research experience. The aim is for you to gain exposure into all aspects of our business and be immersed in the way we do things at The Future Laboratory from researching trends to working with clients. The programme will last for one year and you will work across multiple areas of the business, though the majority of your time will be split between Foresight and Strategy as follows:

: Foresight – 6 months

: Strategy – 6 months

Towards the end of the internship, we will discuss your future career path within the business and appoint where we have a suitable opportunity that best fit your strengths.

This is a paid scheme, and you will be entitled to a wide range of benefits including, pension, dental, eye care, flu jabs, ‘Make Your Future Happen’ bursary, 20 days’ annual leave, discretionary leave for religious holidays and a day off for your birthday. Plus, you get to work in our beautiful Spitalfields office where we have our own Future Lab, Marlowe, and more than 60,000 honeybees on our roof.

The internship pays an annual salary of £21,000.

About you

We are looking for a highly motivated, culturally aware, forward thinking individual with a passionate and curious attitude to life. We are looking for a genuine passion for trends, futures, consumers, brands, lifestyles, life and innovations.

You will be articulate, capable, ambitious and willing to work flexibly in a dynamic environment.

How to apply

If you are interested in joining our team, please record a film, approximately 3 minutes which covers the following:

:  What are you curious about?

:  What’s the future of...? Please choose one of the following:

        :  Beauty

        :  Food & drink

        :  Health & wellness

        :  Luxury

        :  Retail

        :  Travel & hospitality

        :  Youth

        :  What brand would you most like to work with and why?

 :  What would you do to promote diversity and inclusion in our company?

 :  What’s new, next and game changing in terms of a key trend for 2022?

Post your video to Vimeo and then copy the link to your application. 

If you have a disability or impairment that prevents you from making a video, then we will also accept a 500–600-word statement based on the brief above.

Those who have not been to university can send a request to for a video example.

Submissions close on Friday 30th July, and interviews will follow shortly after, with the successful candidate starting at with us in September 2021.

We will do our best to reply to all applicants, however if you have not heard from us by Friday 6th August, unfortunately your application has not been successful.

We look forward to hearing from you!

The Future Laboratory

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    London, London, City of
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    Internship Programme
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