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Reference: 74399

Date Added: 31 January 2020
Closing Date: 14 February 2020

Job Title: Research Intern (Brexit)

Working For: University College London, European Institute

Location: London

Salary: £11.12 per hour

Job Details

The UCL European Institute is seeking to appoint a part-time Research Intern who will support our research programme and wider activities on Brexit. This will involve writing and commissioning blogs, contributing to larger research projects, assisting with event organisation and updating websites.

The European Institute is UCL's hub for research, collaboration and engagement on Europe. We exist to promote academic excellence in the study of Europe at UCL, working to provide a leading forum for intellectual debate and acting as liaison between the university and EU and UK policymaking communities. We offer a diverse programme of public events, provide expert analysis and commentary for media outlets and policymakers, coordinate and develop researcher networks, and support a wide range of researchers and Europe-focused research projects.

We have been highly active in commissioning and publishing research on Brexit, including videos, podcasts, blogs, policy briefings, research papers and books. We also manage the UCL Brexit Hub and UCL Brexit Blog. The Research Intern would conduct ad hoc work to support all these activities. One particular early focus of the intern's work would be to support work on an academic workshop on Brexit taking place in the week of 9 March.

Person Specification


  • Strong undergraduate degree in relevant area, postgraduate experience preferred.
  • Deep knowledge of European affairs and EU politics.
  • Deep knowledge of UK politics, policy and Brexit.
  • Experience conducting high quality research.
  • Writing and/or copyediting experience.
  • Able to work flexibly and independently.
  • Attentive to detail, organised, proactive and motivated.


  • Experience updating and editing websites.
  • Experience with stakeholder mapping and engagement.
  • Experience with event organisation and logistics.
  • Good knowledge of UCL departments and faculties.
  • Understanding of the relationship between media and politics.
  • Fluent in at least one European language other than English.

Hours: approximately 10 hours per week, but this will vary from week to week depending on specific needs, projects and events. This is an As and When contract with flexible working patterns. The postholder will be required to work more hours in the first two months (February and March).

Closing Date: 14 February 2020

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will take place week commencing 17th February and we would like the postholder to start very soon after. 

Closing time: 23:59pm

Application Details

To apply: please send a CV and a short cover letter to european.institute@ucl.ac.uk. We will be interviewing applicants on a rolling basis and early applications are welcome.

Website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/european-institute

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