Date Added: 22 June 2018
: 20 July 2018
Job Title: Policy and Public Affairs Intern
Working For: Association of Medical Research Charities
Salary: London living wage - £10.20 per hour
About the opportunity
You will gain experience of working with AMRC’s member charities and partners in the fields of science and medicine on projects in the following areas: policy & public affairs; and communications & events.
The focus of the internship will be helping to prepare and deliver AMRC’s second annual Day in Westminster event in November 2018. The event brings AMRC member Chief Executives together with key policymakers for a day of networking and engagement, forging valuable relationships in an effort to help deliver maximum benefit for patients. To this end, activities you could be involved in include:
- coordinating meetings with senior decision makers (government, parliamentarians, and civil servants);
- preparing detailed event and meeting briefings;
- political and policy stakeholder mapping;
- engaging with member charities and the wider community on key issues relevant to the sector;
- attending meetings alongside AMRC staff on a range of issues; and
- writing for the AMRC blog, member newsletter, website and social media.
You should have a genuine interest in policy and public affairs and be prepared to work in a small, busy and flexible team.
Given the ongoing negotiations to develop the UK’s new relationship with the EU, the placement will come at an exciting and busy time as we must explore the implications on health and medical research while strengthening and developing new relationships.
An internship at AMRC will afford you with genuine responsibility, help you develop transferable skills and provide you with a dedicated manager as well as being an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to the medical research charity sector.
Excellent organisation, communication and interpersonal skills are essential. You are interested in biomedical research and/or politics and science policy; IT-literate, and able to listen and complete work accurately with a focus on detail. You will need to be self-disciplined and adaptable with the ability to thrive in a busy environment with lots of challenges.
Location: Central London, WC1
Closing Date: 20 July 2018
Successful applicants will be shortlisted and invited to interview at our office in London during the week commencing 6 August.
Placement duration: early September – early December 2018 (approximately 14 weeks). Flexible working will be considered.
Please send your CV and a covering letter (two-page maximum) to Dr Cat Ball – firstname.lastname@example.org by close of play on the closing date.
In your application, be sure to tell us:
1. What interests you most about working with AMRC and what transferable skills you can offer in relation to the role.
2. Your interest in policy and public affairs.
3. Any examples of your experience of organising activities or events.
4. Any examples of writing for a non-specialist audience.
5. What you would like to achieve from this internship.