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POLICY & PUBLIC SECTOR INTERNSHIPS FOR UNDER – REPRESENTED TALENT

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Policy & Public Sector Internships

We provide paid Policy & Public Sector internships for Black students and graduates through the 10,000 Black Interns programme, and paid Policy & Public Sector internships for disabled students and graduates of all ethnicities, through the 10,000 Able Interns programme across a range of UK industries – including Policy & Public Sector

While the most obvious context for policy work is the Civil Service, employers of policy professionals can include central and local government, political parties, think tanks, pressure groups, charities as well as political strategy and public affairs consultancies. Simply put, policy professionals work to design, develop and propose appropriate courses of action to help meet key priorities and objectives.

In the public sector, policy officers conduct research, plan and develop services, and also have an advisory role. They often advise MPs & senior management on policy, planning and development. On the other hand, those who work within the voluntary sector and in consultancies try to influence and inform policy. They do this by building relationships with governmental organisations and with clients.

If you’re interested in a role in policy, you may have an interest in politics, public policy & international relations. Candidates who are skilled researchers and are able to synthesise large amounts of information into digestible content will also excel in this sector.

Your Public & Policy internship may include the following tasks:

  • Undertaking research
  • Providing political insight/intelligence
  • Drafting of policy briefs, fact sheets, blog articles, weekly updates and background papers
  • Assisting with mapping of key stakeholders in specific policy areas
  • Tracking and analysing relevant legislation

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