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Onward is looking for exceptional candidates to join our rolling six-month paid internship programme. The role will expose the successful candidate to all aspects of Onward’s work: you will contribute to our research programmes, help organise events with frontline politicians and world-leading experts, and support media campaigns.

Our paid interns work closely with Onward’s research team to develop new ideas for the country’s greatest social and economic policy challenges. The successful candidate will typically be responsible for supporting the research process, including conducting data analysis, policy research and drafting. This will range across our research programmes: Levelling Up, Social Fabric, Getting to Zero and Science and Technology.

In addition, interns support Onward’s busy events and engagement programmes. This will typically involve curating our weekly newsletter, organising events with leading ministers and policymakers, generating ideas for future events and supporting our wider political and social media engagement.

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Experience in a relevant field and good awareness of British politics
  • Strong data analysis skills, with bonus points for R or Stata experience
  • Familiarity with social media desired
  • Adaptability and a can-do attitude

Salary: London Living Wage

Commitment: Six months, Full-time, based in Westminster with some flexibility around working from home.

Closing date: Friday 17th May

Interviews: Week commencing 20th May

Start Date: ASAP

To apply:

To apply, please provide a CV and either a cover letter or a 1-minute video (ideally a .mov or .mp4 file) answering the question ‘Why would you like to work at Onward?’ to Callum Newton: callum.newton@ukonward.com.

Please note applicants will be required to do a short assessment.