Each summer, the Resolution Foundation offers a paid training opportunity for postgraduate students (those currently studying for, or recently obtaining a postgraduate qualification) to work and learn alongside our experts while completing a research project for publication on the Foundation website. As part of our commitment to increasing diversity within both our own work force and the economic policy making sector, we are offering this year’s training placement to students from BAME communities only.
The training programme provides students with the opportunity to carry out their own research project from inception to completion, alongside working with other Foundation employees on a range of economic and policy making outputs. Successful trainees can expect to be fully integrated into our research process, benefiting from peer supervision, informal in-house training, and specific guidance tailored to the needs of their individual project. Trainees also benefit from involvement in regular research team processes and the wider work of the Foundation.
Candidates should be reliable and hold:
– A solid understanding of UK economics;
– Strong quantitative analysis skills;
– A relevant BA/BSc qualification or equivalent knowledge gained in another environment; and
– A commitment to supporting the Foundation’s focus on improving outcomes for people on low and middle incomes.
Training placements vary in length from 6 to 12 weeks, depending on individual circumstances. Overseas students will be considered, subject to prior eligibility (the Foundation is unfortunately unable to sponsor visa applications for the summer training programme). Assistance for interview expenses may be provided subject to agreement in advance. No additional funds are available to help with travel or subsistence during the placement and we are unable to help with any accommodation requirements.
Resolution Foundation’s BAME postgraduate placement training scheme is a positive action initiative targeted at postgraduate students and recent graduates of African, African-Caribbean, Asian or Chinese origin, as these groups are currently under-represented regionally, and nationally, in economics and policy making.