Date Added: 21 June 2022
: 3 July 2022
Job Title: Constituency Intern
Working For: Darren Jones MP (Bristol North West)
Salary: IPSA Employed Intern (Outside London)
Length of Contract: 12 months
Darren Jones MP has two annual paid internships - one in Westminster and one in Bristol.
The Constituency Intern works with the constituency team and the Parliamentary Assistant in responding to policy queries from constituents on behalf of the MP.
In particular, the Constituency Intern will set up files on our management system (Caseworker) and use the Parliamentary Research Service (PRS), the House of Commons library service and Parliamentary Labour Party policy briefings to draft responses to questions from constituents on policy related issues. Responses are then sent to constituents and posted on our policy search tool on our website (hosted by SquareSpace).
The Constituency Intern will work with the wider team to identify trends and concerns that need escalating into written parliamentary questions, interventions in Parliament or wider engagement in the constituency.
Applicants will need to demonstrate excellent research and writing skills, as well as a high level of organisation. The Constituency Intern will need to be a self-starter and able to manage a high volume of requests within agreed service level time frames.
The Constituency Intern will be given a parliamentary laptop, headset, keyboard and mouse and can work from the constituency office (in Westbury on Trym) and remotely from home. This role will be working with five other team members (four in Bristol and one in Westminster) with appropriate support and supervision in place.
The internship runs from September 2021 to August 2022 and is funded up to 25 hours each week.
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: 3 July 2022
Interviews w/c 11 July
Start date no later than 5th September, ideally earlier to allow for a period of handover
Applicants should submit a covering letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading APPLICATION: CONSTITUENCY INTERN
In addition, please submit an answer to the following question, in no more than three paragraphs:
"What does Darren think about the Government's plan to send migrants to Rwanda?"
Please make sure your covering letter sets out how you meet the requirements of the job advert. Applications which are not tailored for this specific role will not be considered.