Web Developer Internship (12 Months)

Job posted:
29 January 2021
Closing date:
14 March 2021
Start date:
Summer 2021

About you: You’re a student with an interest in web development that knows how to write HTML and CSS (and knowing some PHP would give you a good head start!).

About the placement: Working within our close-knit development team, you’ll be working across a range of digital projects with the opportunity to help develop user ­friendly CMS’, data visualisation tools and online readers. The placement will allow the successful applicant to gain experience across every aspect of our web development process.

You will also be assisting with maintenance and updates on existing Soapbox websites and as such, you should be able to quickly understand and work well with legacy code. The varying nature of the day­-to-­day tasks alongside a multitude of different projects will require you to work flexibly and have a multi­-disciplinary skill­set.

  • It is essential for you to have a working understanding of:
    • HTML5
    • CSS3
    • PHP
  • Familiarity with some of the following is desirable:
    • Experience of contributing to a web project as part of a team.
    • W3C and WAI­-ARIA web standards
    • MySQL
    • jQuery/Vanilla JavaScript
    • Version control
    • CMS

What we offer:

  • Flexible working hours and policy
  • 25 days holiday per year (plus three additional days off over the Christmas period)
  • Regular social activities
  • Barista quality coffee, snacks and fresh fruit

About us: Soapbox is a creative communications agency with a focus on ideas that matter. We work for charities, NGOs, think tanks and research organisations to make sure their messages reach the right audiences.

We are a close-knit, hard-working and ambitious agency with a growing roster of clients both in the UK and around the world, including Chatham House, Imperial College London, UNICEF and many more. Most of our digital projects involve designing and building organisational websites, but we also build smaller sites and other products, including our flagship online Reader. You can see many examples of our past work on our website. Our other specialisms include branding, editorial, animation and strategic communications consulting.

We have two studios – one with stunning views over the City and East End in Whitechapel, and the other on the banks of the Avon in the centre of Bath. This role can be based at either location, we anticipate that you may need to start remotely (Covid-dependent) but very much hope over the course of the year, you will be able to meet the team and work in the studio with us.

If that sounds appealing, get in touch.

How to apply: Email your CV and a covering letter to jobs@soapbox.co.uk

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