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Reference: 59220

Date Added: 26 January 2017
Closing Date: 28 February 2017

Job Title: Intern

Working For: WPI Economics & WPI Strategy

Location: London

Salary: London living wage - £9.75 per hour

Job Details

Who are we?
WPI Economics and WPI Strategy are sister companies with small high-level teams working at the highest levels of policymaking and political communications. We provide clients with in-depth policy research, strategic advice and hands-on support to help them manage political and policy issues.

What is the opportunity?
We are looking for an intern to join our team for six months. The successful candidate will split their time between the two companies. Our internship will provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Gain experience and understanding of UK politics and life in Westminster;
  • Gain experience working on multiple different policy areas and political issues;
  • Learn about two different areas of practice, working on both the details of policy, and on wider communications, messaging, and strategy issues;
  • Build networks across Westminster and work with senior staff on key client issues.

What are the responsibilities?

  • Conducting literature reviews and data analysis on key policy issues, and helping design and model policy solutions;
  • Supporting the production of detailed policy reports and briefing materials for clients;
  • Supporting the team’s political analysis by writing short briefings of key political events and trends;
  • Assisting the team in analysing policy and media issues, including helping with the production of political data presentations;
  • Helping the events team with production of policy events with political and media figures.

Core Competencies:
Essential:

  • Research skills: Applicants must be able to use a wide range of sources including government documents and academic literature to produce insightful analyses and summaries on policy issues.
  • Policy interest: The successful candidate will have an interest in the key policy debates occurring within the United Kingdom.
  • Political awareness: The successful candidate will have an appreciation and understanding of political news, trends, and issues.
  • Communications and writing skills: The successful candidate will be able to clearly and concisely distil complex political and policy issues down into a clear and comprehensible set of findings.

Desirable:

Quantitative experience: Experience working with Government datasets or an understanding of statistics and applying economic techniques.

Closing Date: 28 February 2017

Interview/Start Dates

We will be accepting rolling applications and may appoint before the closing date. Interviews will commence from the 20th February onwards.

Application Details

To apply for this job applicants should submit a cover letter and CV to info@wpieconomics.com.
Applicants should also attach an article of no longer than 500 words answering the following question: "What do you think the biggest domestic challenge for the Government is over the course of this Parliament?"

Please direct any queries to info@wpieconomics.com.

Website: http://www.wpi-strategy.com/

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