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Reference: 61829

Date Added: 24 July 2017
Closing Date: 24 August 2017

Job Title: Intern/Analyst

Working For: WPI Economics

Location: London

Salary: London living wage - £9.75 per hour

Job Details

Who are we?
WPI Economics is a specialist economics and public policy consultancy. We provide clients with in-depth policy research, strategic advice and hands-on support to help them understand, design, and implement policy.

What is the opportunity?
We are looking for an intern to join our team for six months. The successful candidate will gain a valuable opportunity to experience applied public policy and economic consulting work. 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;
  • Build networks across Westminster and work with senior staff on key client issues.

What are the responsibilities?
Day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • 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;
  • Assisting the team in analysing policy issues, including helping with the production of political data presentations.

Core Competencies

  • Research skills: Applicants must be able to use a wide range of sources including government documents, academic literature, and grey literature, to produce insightful analyses and summaries on policy 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 in both verbal and written formats.
  • Policy interest: The successful candidate will have an interest in the main policy debates occurring within the United Kingdom, and interest/experience in applying theory to practical policy issues.
  • Political awareness: The successful candidate will have an appreciation and understanding of political news, trends, and issues, and the ability to understand their implications for the business, and clients.


  • Quantitative experience: Experience working with Excel, Stata, and Government datasets would be an advantage, as would an understanding of statistics and applying economic techniques.

Closing Date: 24 August 2017

Interview/Start Dates

We may seek to interview before the closing date, but to interview and appoint in the two weeks following the closing date.

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, what is the size of the problem, and how would you recommend we solve it?"

Please direct any queries to info@wpieconomics.com.

Website: http://www.wpieconomics.com

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