Click here to apply for 2019 now. Closing date is Friday 26 April at 12pm (UK time).


Ogilvy Consulting's Behavioural Science Summer School is open for applications!

Now in its seventh year, Ogilvy Consulting Behavioural Science Practice are running a five day 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.

The Behavioural Science Practice at Ogilvy work with some of the world’s leading organisations, applying research in the behavioural sciences to solve business problems, with clients including WRAP, Unilever and Kimberly Clark.

What's involved?

During this week-long experience of applying behavioural science to marketing, Summer Schoolers will work on a live behaviour change brief provided by Pimp My Cause, with support from the Ogilvy team. Briefs in the past have ranged from increasing donations 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 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 Behavioural Science Practice, a set amount of expenses will be paid to contribute to daily travel costs and we are working towards securing accommodation for Summer Schoolers with a nearby university.

Who should apply?

Successful candidates will be well-read in the behavioural sciences literature and be able to apply their knowledge to creatively solve real-world problems.

A formal qualification in behavioural science is absolutely not necessary and we welcome applications from those with backgrounds in other areas.

Summer Schoolers must:

* Hold a passion for understanding psychology, 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 22nd to Friday 26th 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.

Timings for 2019

Applications open Thursday 28th March / Applications close 12pm (UK Time) Friday 26th April

Invitation to interview Wednesday 8th May / Interviews (in London office or Skype) Monday 27th- Friday 31st May

Successful candidates notified by: Friday June 7th / Summer School: Monday 22nd- Friday 26th July


Click here to apply for 2019 now.


Want to know what life is like on Ogilvy Consulting's Behavioural Science Summer School? Previous participant and current Analyst at Ogilvy Consulting's Behavioural Science Practice, Chloe Hutchings-Hay explains her experience here.