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Reference: 66777

Date Added: 9 July 2018
Closing Date: 31 July 2018

Job Title: Women & Equality Intern + General Intern

Working For: Policy Research Unit

Location: London

Salary: London Living Wage (currently £10.20 per hour) – 30 hours per week

Job Details

The Policy Research Unit (PRU) is a pooled research facility for around 290 Conservative MPs. Each researcher specialises in one or more policy areas, producing briefings on Parliamentary business and undertaking correspondence support for a variety of MPs. This is your chance to see at first hand the work of senior politicians and their advisers, forging links in Westminster and beyond.

Women & Equality Intern

To mark 100 years since Parliament allowed the first women, and all men, to vote for the first time, the Unit is offering an internship focused on Women and Equality issues.

The intern would work for three months on issues relating to women’s rights and the wider equality agenda, both domestically and internationally. They would also have the opportunity to carry out an independent research project in a related area of their choosing, as well as assist other researchers in the Unit with separate policy issues as appropriate.

PRU internships are ideally suitable for graduates looking to gain or develop knowledge of the Houses of Parliament. A structured training programme is provided with an aim to provide interns with experience in all aspects of the Unit: the Women & Equality Intern would be able to undertake additional training on Diversity and Inclusion.

General Intern

The Unit is seeking an intern to sit alongside a team (which usually consists of four researchers) for three months. PRU internships are ideally suitable for graduates looking to gain or develop knowledge of the Houses of Parliament. A structured training programme is provided with an aim to provide interns with experience in all aspects of the Unit. Experience in a Parliamentary, political or policy role is desirable but not required.

A full job description and minimum requirements for both roles can be found on our website here: http://www.pru.org.uk/careers

All applications are considered on their merit. The PRU’s subscribers are Conservative MPs and you should be comfortable supporting them in their Parliamentary duties.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. We may appoint before the closing date.

Closing Date: 31 July 2018

Interview/Start Dates

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to undertake a 2-hr timed assessment remotely as part of the application process. Final interviews will take place in August.

The internship will run from Mon 24th September – Fri 14th December 2018 (subject to changes in the Parliamentary calendar).

Application Details

The application form can be found at http://www.pru.org.uk/careers

The application form, along with a cover letter (max. 300 words) detailing your experience and explaining why you are interested in this role should be emailed to Sophie Elder at elders@parliament.uk with “PRU Women & Equality Internship” or "PRU Internship" in the subject box.

Upon appointment you will be required to comply with the Baseline Personnel Security Standard, undertaken by the Members’ Staff Verification Office (MSVO).

Website: http://www.pru.org.uk/

Additional Notes