- Policy Intern, UK

Policy Intern
Open Europe

Location: London

Salary: National minimum wage (£7.05 per hour) or national living wage if age 25 or over (£7.50 per hour)

Job Details

Open Europe’s mission is to conduct rigorous analysis and produce recommendations on which to base the UK’s new relationship with the EU and its trading relationships with the rest of the world. We aim to inform Government policy and public debate.

Following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, our programme of research and
consultation will focus particularly on:

The UK’s new relationship with the EU, including trade, security and political cooperation.
The most important opportunities for trading relationships with nations outside the EU.
Productive international cooperation across areas such as immigration, research and development, cross-border investment and financial services.
You will work with the research team, contributing to forthcoming policy research publications and/or rapid response blogs. You may also be asked to assist with organising events or to provide briefings for other team members. The role also involves media monitoring.

Tasks include

Background research to assist our policy team
Drafting written work
Assisting in economic data analysis
Monitoring European media relevant to the work of Open Europe
Logistical support for events planning


You should have or expect to gain a first or 2:1. Applications from all subjects are welcome, but candidates with an economics background are particularly encouraged, particularly those with an understanding of macroeconomics and trade economics.
You must be able to demonstrate strong research skills and have excellent written English
Proficiency in at least one non-English European language is highly desirable (with Scandinavian, Slavic and Eastern European languages particularly sought).
Candidates must share Open Europe’s objectives – do familiarise yourself with our policy positions by reading our blog.
Applicants with experience of research work as well as campaigning and/or events organising will be viewed favourably.

Closing Date: 3 January 2018

Interview/Start Dates

We are looking for interns who can start in the New Year. Internships typically last three months. We may make more than one appointment. For the ideal candidate we would consider part-time positions. Interviews will be carried out on a rolling basis; appointment may be made prior to closing date.

Application Details

Please send Marta Vokshi - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - a CV, a covering letter (explaining why you would like to work with us, what relevant skills and experience you have, and detailing your availability), as well as a draft blog of around 800 words on ‘How can the Irish border issue be resolved post-Brexit?'

Job posted on 14th December 2017
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