Date Added: 17 November 2020
: 7 December 2020
Job Title: Parliamentary Intern (Pontypridd)
Working For: Alex Davies-Jones MP
Salary: £17,000 pro rata – 22.5 hours per week – 3 month fixed-term contract
Alex Davies-Jones, MP for Pontypridd in South Wales is looking for an enthusiastic, organised intern to join her team.
Depending on the coronavirus guidelines, remote working is likely for the foreseeable but we hope there will be an opportunity to work in the Westminster office too.
This paid internship will consist of three days a week and will last for three months.
It is our preference that the successful applicant is able to work Tues/Weds and Fri each week but there can be some flexibility in this.
The successful applicant will have a key role in supporting Alex’s Parliamentary team in carrying out administrative tasks and policy research.
As part of the 2019 intake of new Members of Parliament, Alex is an energetic fighter for Pontypridd. Alex runs a number of campaigns covering issues from breastfeeding and IVF to the environment and domestic abuse.
Applicants should be passionate about politics, Wales and about making change. Alex is all about doing politics differently and our team are a friendly bunch who are open to new ideas. We are looking for someone who is creative and determined to add real value to the team.
Responsibilities will include (often in the course of a single day!) but are not exclusive to:
- Media monitoring.
- Policy research on complex issues, drafting responses to policy queries, and sending to constituents.
- Communications – drafting and coming up with ideas for blogs, press releases, tweets, Facebook posts and op-ed articles.
- Admin tasks e.g. arranging meetings and diary management.
- Research on local, regional or national issues.
Our team really are looking for the best fit, and so you do not have to have worked for an MP before to apply for this job.
Energy, enthusiasm and a zest for politics and getting “stuck in” are more important to Alex than academic success.
Ideally, the successful applicant would have:
- A good knowledge of Alex’s campaigns, Pontypridd, and devolution in Wales
- Prior experience of working in an office
- Excellent research, writing and communication skills
- Social media experience
- Ability to work independently, show initiative and work well as part of a wider team, demonstrating a positive and flexible attitude.
Occasional evening work may be required for which time off in lieu will be given.
Upon appointment you will be required to comply with the Baseline Personnel Security Standard, undertaken by the Members’ Staff Verification Office (MSVO). See Members’ Staff Verification Office (MSVO) page for further info. MPs generally pay staff in accordance with IPSA guidelines.
Closing Date: 7 December 2020
Closing Time: 6pm
Interviews will be held remotely via Zoom and will commence shortly after the closing date.
Start date: Tuesday 12th January – Tuesday 30th March 2021
Applicants should send a cover letter (no more than one page) and a CV (no more than two pages) to: email@example.com with the subject:
'APPLICATION - PARLIAMENTARY INTERNSHIP - First name, Second name'
Any questions around the application procedure should also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to an anticipated high level of applications, only those shortlisted for interview will receive feedback.