We are hiring!

2021-01-14T16:48:45+00:00 December 21st, 2020|Blog, Onward, Recruitment|

Six-month internship, Onward

Westminster, London 

Onward is looking for two exceptional candidates to join our six-month paid internship and contribute to our research, events and campaigning. The role will expose the successful candidates 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 and social 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. Successful candidates will typically be responsible for conducting data analysis, policy research and engaging experts as well as drafting reports. In the next six months, we will conduct high profile work on levelling up economic growth and opportunity, repairing the social fabric of communities, defending the Union and getting to net zero. 

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


  • Strong data analysis skills, with bonus points for R or Stata experience
  • Excellent writing skills 
  • Experience in a relevant field 

Salary: National Living Wage

Commitment: Six months, Full-time, based remotely or in Westminster, depending on the pandemic.

Closing Date: Monday 11 January 2021
Start Date: Late January 2021

Application Details

Please provide a covering letter and a CV with the subject header ‘Internship’ to [email protected] by 0700 Monday 11 January.


Onward is a not-for-profit campaigning thinktank that exists to renew the centre right by generating new ideas and reaching out to new groups of people. Our team has worked in the highest levels of government and existing think tanks and we have the networks and experience to turn ideas into practical, popular policies that work. We believe in an economy that works for everyone, government that is strong, and a society built on community and a sense of belonging. 

Our advisory board includes leading parliamentarians, business people and former government advisers, including Lord Finkelstein, Tom Tugendhat MP, John Lamont MP, Neil O’Brien MP, Siobhan Baillie MP, Anthony Browne MP, Claire Coutinho MP, Seema Kennedy, Lord O’Shaughnessy, Baroness Rock, Baroness Fall, Craig Elder, James Kanagasooriam, and Nick Faith.