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Reference: 54343

Date Added: 18 January 2016
Closing Date: 31 January 2016

Job Title: Parliamentary Intern

Working For: Chi Onwurah MP (Newcastle upon Tyne Central)

Location: London

Salary: London living wage - £9.40 per hour

Length of Contract:

Job Details

Chi Onwurah, MP for Newcastle Central and shadow minister for culture and the digital economy, is looking for an enthusiastic and hard-working intern to work in her Parliamentary office.

The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of the issues important to Newcastle and the north east and share an interest in Chi’s policy portfolio and wider political interests. Good political awareness is essential, as is a decent overall understanding of current political issues. The successful applicant will be able to work independently when required and be a fast learner.

Experience in politics is not necessary, but sympathy with the aims and principles of the Labour Party are essential.

The post is full-time for 20 weeks, or four days a week for six months.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting the Parliamentary Researcher
  • Carrying out research into policy issues
  • Working on policy campaigns
  • Monitoring local and national issues
  • Supporting general office administration duties

Upon appointment you will be required to comply with the Baseline Personnel Security Standard, undertaken by the Members’ Staff Verification Office (MSVO). See Members’ Staff Verification Office (MSVO) page for further info. MPs generally pay staff in accordance with IPSA guidelines.

Closing Date: 31 January 2016

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be held in the first week of February. Starting dates will be soon as possible after that. Interviews will be either in London or over skype.

Application Details

Please email your CV and a covering letter explaining why you would be suitable for the role to Mark Simmonds at mark.simmonds@parliament.uk.

We will acknowledge reciept of all applications as soon as we can after receipt and email applicants who have not be shortlisted for interviews after the closing deadline.

Website: http://chionwurahmp.com

Additional Notes