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Reference: 92117

Date Added: 26 March 2024
Closing Date: 8 April 2024

Job Title: Parliamentary Intern

Working For: Chi Onwurah MP (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)

Location: London

Salary: £25,643

Length of Contract: 6 months

Job Details

Chi Onwurah, MP for Newcastle Central and Shadow Minister Science, Research & Innovation is looking for a committed and hard-working Parliamentary intern to support her in her Parliamentary duties.

The candidate is required to have a commitment to Newcastle and its diverse communities. The successful candidate will have an understanding of the issues important to Newcastle and the North East and share an interest in Chi's policy portfolio and wider political interests. They will also have a commitment to issues in the science, research, and innovation sectors. Good political awareness is important, as is a decent overall understanding of current political issues. The successful applicant will be able to work independently when required and be a fast learner. Experience in politics is not necessary, but sympathy with the aims and principles of the Labour Party are essential.

The post is full time for six months. Part-time work is considered.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting the Parliamentary Researcher
  • Carrying out research into policy issues
  • Supporting media and social media activity.
  • Working on policy campaigns
  • Monitoring developments in science and digital
  • Monitoring local and national issues
  • Supporting general office administration.

Upon appointment you will be required to apply for security clearance, undertaken by the Security Vetting and Pass Office. See Members’ Staff Security Clearance page for further info. MPs generally pay staff in accordance with IPSA guidelines.

Closing Date: 8 April 2024

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews are planned for w/c 15 April. Start date in late April or as soon as possible.

Application Details

E-mail dan.wright@parliament.uk a CV & covering letter (“Intern application – your name” in the subject line) explaining why you would be the best person for the role and a short, one page essay on ONE of the following topics:

  • What are the major challenges and opportunities facing Newcastle during the next five years?
  • What are the major challenges and opportunities facing the UK's STEM sector during the next five years?

Website: https://chionwurahmp.com/

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