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Vacancy: EU research internship

05 February 2016
Vacancy: EU research internship

Policy Network is a leading international thinktank and political network based in London. Through our programme of research, events and publications, our network has acquired a reputation as the leading platform for long-term strategic thinking and international best practice, impacting upon policy debates in the UK, Europe and the wider world.

We are looking for a research intern to support Policy Network’s research and event activities related to EU affairs, and to work, in particular, on a research project on the politics and mid-term prospects of the EU budget.

This role offers an opportunity to contribute to the delivery of a high‐profile policy research project. It also offers a platform for international networking in politics, policymaking and academia.


Key Responsibilities

•    Conduct qualitative policy and political analysis
•    Collect and synthetize quantitative data
•    Monitor and analyse relevant political and policy developments in the EU
•    Support the preparation of seminars, conferences and other events related to EU affairs by identifying possible speakers and drafting internal and external briefing documents
•    Help commission, edit and position publications, opinion pieces and essays for the Policy Network website and Political Observatory.


Person Specification

This position is ideal for a post-graduate or PhD-level student seeking to supplement their studies and research with work experience in a think tank environment. Knowledge and expertise in EU institutions and politics is required.



Part‐time:     Flexible work arrangement possible
Start date:     As soon as possible (3 month fixed term)
Benefits:     £9.45 per hour (London Living wage)



Applications, which should include a one page covering letter and CV, should be addressed to Mamataj Begum at MBegum@policy-network.net

Closing date: 5pm – 16 February 2013
Interviews:     18-19 February

If you have any further questions with regard to this vacancy, please call +44 (0)207 340 2200.
Please note that due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be notified.

For further information about Policy Network, please visit www.policy-network.net

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