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Reference: 90247

Date Added: 15 September 2023
Closing Date: 13 October 2023

Job Title: Intern  

Working For: Policy Research Unit  

Location: London

Salary: £11.95 per hour (London Living Wage) - 30 hours a week

Length of Contract: Twelve Weeks

Job Details

The Policy Research Unit (PRU) is a pooled research facility for around 325 Conservative MPs. Each adviser specialises in one or more policy areas, producing briefings on Parliamentary business and undertaking correspondence support for a variety of MPs.

The Unit is seeking interns to sit alongside our team of advisers for twelve weeks. PRU internships are ideally suitable for individuals looking to gain or develop knowledge of the Houses of Parliament. A structured training programme is provided with an aim to provide interns with experience in all aspects of the Unit.

Experience in a Parliamentary, political or policy role is desirable but not required.

Key responsibilities:

• Helping draft policy-related correspondence
• Contributing to research projects
• Helping to draft briefings on a range of policy issues, legislation and debates
• Monitoring all aspects of parliamentary activity

Key skills:

• Excellent written, IT and communication skills
• Analyse information from a variety of sources and identify the key themes and messages
• Ability to construct clear and concise arguments, working to tight deadlines
• Knowledge of Parliament, UK politics and current affairs

Minimum Requirements

• A Levels or equivalent: ABB (or equivalent), based on your top three grades, excluding General Studies
• Existing documented right to work in the UK
• 2:1 Degree or equivalent
• Fluent English speaker
• Based in the UK

We actively promote a policy and practice of equality of opportunity in recruitment and employment for all our people - regardless of their age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, faith or physical ability.

All applications are considered on their merit and if you are shortlisted, you will be asked to undertake a two-hour timed assessment remotely as part of the application process. You should bear in mind that the PRU’s subscribers are Conservative MPs and be comfortable supporting them in their Parliamentary duties.

Upon appointment you will be required to comply with the Baseline Personnel Security Standard, undertaken by the Members’ Staff Verification Office (MSVO).

Closing Date: 13 October 2023

Interview/Start Dates

Internship expected to run Mon 8 Jan - Fri 29 Mar 2024 (subject to changes in parliamentary calendar).

Applications considered on a rolling basis. We may appoint before closing date.

Consideration is given to hybrid working but interns will preferably be in Westminster at least three days a week.

Application Details

The application form can be found at: http://www.pru.org.uk/careers

Completed application forms should be emailed to prusupport@parliament.uk with “PRU Internship” in the subject box.

Applications without the completed application form will not be considered.

Website: http://www.pru.org.uk/

Additional Notes