Policy Internship

2019-02-15T13:16:06+00:00 January 10th, 2019|Onward|

About Onward

Onward is a new campaigning thinktank whose mission is to renew the centre right for the next generation, by creating a new wave of modernising ideas and a fresh politics that reaches out to new groups of people.  Our team has worked in the highest levels of government and existing thinktanks and we have the networks and experience to turn ideas into practical, popular policies that work.  We believe in markets that are fair as well as free, government that is strong as well as lean, and freedoms balanced by a greater sense of belonging.

Our advisory board includes leading parliamentarians, business people and former government advisers, including Lord Finkelstein (Chairman), Martyn Rose, Kemi Badenoch MP, Tom Tugendhat MP, John Lamont MP, Chris Philp MP, Neil O’Brien MP, Baroness Rock, Baroness Fall, Craig Elder, Eleanor Wolfson, James Kanagasooriam, Sian Hansen and Nick Faith.

The Role

We are looking for outstanding candidates to join Onward’s six-month policy internship programme.

The role is suited to ambitious individuals looking to gain experience in social and economic policy and contribute to the political debate in Britain at a time when politics is profound and important ways. If successful, you would work closely with members of Onward’s team to develop our research, manage events with ministers and industry leaders, and provide administrative support to the organisation.

You should ideally have:

– A degree at 2.1 or above, or equivalent technical qualification

– Excellent writing and intermediate data analysis skills

– An affinity with Onward’s mission and values

Extra points for:

– A desire to get stuck in, learn quickly and take ownership of projects

– Experience with Stata (or equivalent) and Tableau

– Detailed understanding of a policy area linked to Onward’s mission


Salary: National Living Wage

Commitment: Six months, Full-time, based in Westminster

Closing Date: 15 March 2019
Start Date: June 2019
Interviews:  Late March / Early April.


Application Details

Please provide a 500 word article on what you believe is the most pressing problem facing young people today. Please submit this task along with a CV and covering letter with the subject header ‘Internship’ to [email protected] by 12.00pm on Friday 15 March.