Shaw Trust believe in the right of every person in the United Kingdom to live a decent and dignified life through good employment.
We are looking for our first placement in the Shaw Trust’s Policy Institute’s newly launched internship scheme, to support our policy, public affairs and research work for a three-six month period. Our Interns will get a uniquely broad range of high level, high quality policy, research and public affairs experience.
The scheme will be carefully structured to make sure our successful candidates get to experience all that Shaw Trust has to offer as the UK’s largest not-for-profit social enterprise in the employment and skills sector.
Our Intern will produce evidence-based policy and research work which puts forward the voice of those we exist to support across all the Policy Institute’s activities and areas of work. They will collaborate with, and disseminate this work to Shaw Trust colleagues, politicians, officials, and other stakeholders such as charity partners, academics and think tanks.
We are looking for; ambitious, enthusiastic, intellectually curious candidates, with a passion for social justice, equality of opportunity and diversity; knowledgeable about politics, public policy and research, and an understanding of how evidence based advocacy can drive positive change for the people Shaw Trust exists to support; excellent verbal and written communication skills, some level of mathematical literacy (comfortable using and interpreting data); strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.
Applicants from groups under-represented in the charity policy sector, particularly people with lived experience of disadvantage, poverty, discrimination and disability, are strongly encouraged.
Interviews via video conferencing in week commencing 16 November.