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Reference: 90610

Date Added: 20 October 2023
Closing Date: 24 November 2023

Job Title: Policy & Research Intern (unpaid)

Working For: Bishop Auckland Conservatives

Location: Bishop Auckland

Salary: Unpaid

Length of Contract: Voluntary

Job Details

We are seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic Policy & Research Intern to join our team.

Position Summary:
As a Policy & Research Intern, you will play a pivotal role in assisting political candidates, including the Police & Crime Commissioner Candidate, Parliamentary Candidate, and Council Group Leader, in crafting manifestos and campaign pledges.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct in-depth research on a wide range of policy areas to support the development of campaign pledges.
  • Analyse and present findings in a clear and concise manner for candidates.
  • Collaborate with candidates to draft clear, compelling, and well-researched manifesto content.
  • Assist in crafting policy proposals that align with conservative values and resonate with constituents.
  • Engage with key stakeholders, party members, and constituents to gather input and feedback on policy ideas.
  • Attend party meetings and events to stay informed about community concerns and interests.
  • Help candidates manage their busy schedules and coordinate campaign activities.
  • Organise visits and events related to campaign pledges and policy initiatives.
  • Maintain and update the candidates' diaries, ensuring they are well-prepared for meetings, debates, and events.
  • Schedule and coordinate appointments, interviews, and campaign-related activities.


  • Current enrollment in a bachelor's or master's program, preferably in Political Science, Public Policy, or a related field.
  • Strong interest in conservative political ideology and public policy.
  • Exceptional research and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • High level of organisation and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Flexibility to adapt to a fast-paced campaign environment.
  • Knowledge of the local political landscape and issues is a plus.
  • Candidates should be sympathetic to the aims and values of the Conservative Party.


  • Valuable experience working with seasoned political candidates and elected representatives.
  • Exposure to the inner workings of political campaigns and policy development.
  • Networking opportunities within the Conservative Party.
  • Reference and recommendation upon successful completion of the internship.

W4MP Note:
The role being advertised is a voluntary one. As such, there are no set hours and responsibilities and you should be free to come and go as you wish. If the post demands set hours and/or has a specific job description you may be deemed to be a ‘worker’ and be covered by National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage legislation. See http://www.w4mp.org/jobs-listings-events/jobs/
for more information about National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage.

Closing Date: 24 November 2023

Interview/Start Dates

Applications close at 5pm on the closing date. Any applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered.

Interviews will take place on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to appoint before the closing date.

Application Details

Interested candidates should submit a CV, and Cover Letter to apply@bishopaucklandconservatives.org.uk including "Policy & Research Internship" in the subject header.

Website: http://www.conservatives.com

Additional Notes