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PSA Parliament PhD Internship 2017 : Political Studies Association

Organisation : Political Studies Association
Internship Name: Parliament PhD Internship 2017
Salary : £1,000 per month
Location : London, England
Deadline : 1 September 2017
Website :

Parliament PhD Internship :

Applications are now open for up to two PSA/House of Commons Committee Office Placements – deadline 1 September 2017

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This joint initiative between the PSA and House of Commons Committee Office provides a fantastic opportunity for PSA members who are currently studying for a PhD to gain some real-world experience of working in Westminster.

The successful applicant(s) will be placed either within a team of staff supporting a specific Select Committee or in the Scrutiny Unit. This will be a paid full-time four-month placement paying £1,000 per month.

What your role will be :
Whether placed with a Select Committee or in the Scrutiny Unit, the successful candidate will be assigned a specific task or tasks which are likely to involve one or more of the following
** Policy and evidence analysis
** Research using both primary and secondary sources
** Preparation of written briefing materials for Members serving on a Committee
** Briefing MPs orally, and responding to their questions

Who are we looking for? :
The person we are looking for will be able to demonstrate :
** An excellent command of the English language both orally and in writing
** Academic knowledge in a field related to politics, parliament, public policy, social science or public expenditure
** An ability to research and prepare written briefing suitable for non-expert audiences and to tight deadlines
** High level drafting skills
** Good general IT skills (word processing, internet, email etc)
** Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team

How to apply :
All applicants MUST be members of the PSA studying full-time or part-time for a PhD and have the right to work full-time in the UK.

To apply for this opportunity, please send your CV along with a one-page covering letter to with ‘HoC placement’ in the subject line.

Make sure you explain why you want to take on the internship, and how you fulfil the personal qualities set out in the person specification and job description.

Successful candidates will need to provide evidence that they are an EU citizen or have the right to work in the United Kingdom.

The closing date for applications is 1 September 2017.

Interviews for short-listed candidates will take place in September. Start dates are negotiable and will be confirmed with the candidate once an offer has been accepted.

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