Date Added: 20 October 2023
: 24 November 2023
Job Title: Policy & Research Intern (unpaid)
Working For: Bishop Auckland Conservatives
Location: Bishop Auckland
Length of Contract: Voluntary
We are seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic Policy & Research Intern to join our team.
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.
- 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.
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/
advertising-jobs-with-w4mp/volunteers/what-is-the-national-minimum-wage/ for more information about National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage.
Closing Date: 24 November 2023
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.
Interested candidates should submit a CV, and Cover Letter to firstname.lastname@example.org including "Policy & Research Internship" in the subject header.