The Queen Mary Global Policy Institute and Mile End Institute are looking for the future minds of policy to join as the 2024 cohort of our Policy Associate scheme.
This is a perfect opportunity for Queen Mary students who are looking to gain experience in policy, research, communications and other similar fields of work.
The Policy Associate role is a paid internship with a commitment of 10 hours per week, that lasts over eight weeks. The Policy Associate internships begins on Monday 29 January and goes through to Friday 22 March. Successful candidates will be paid £14 per hour for 10 working hours per week (a total pay of £1,120). The scheduling of working hours will be agreed based on the course timetables of successful candidates.
As part of the programme, each Policy Associate will work to produce a portfolio of outputs that will evidence and demonstrate their achievements by the conclusion of the internship. Associates may be invited to work on the following:
In addition to the paid work experience, the programme will also feature a weekly structure of professional development and networking opportunities for Associates. This will include training on academic-policy engagement, policy writing workshops, and case studies with Global Policy Institute fellows and colleagues.
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Over the past three years we have worked with 14 students from across the world who have a passion for policy and social change.
"I feel I have achieved a strong understanding of diverse global challenges through research and engaging discussions with subject matter experts from across the world. I feel like the knowledge and skills I have acquired have really helped me refine my career goals."
Maria Camila Gomez, one of our Policy Associates from 2023.
Read all about the work that previous Policy Associates got up to here.
The Global Policy Institute first opened its doors to the first cohort of Policy Associates in 2021. Students worked with academics and professional services staff to support the work of the Institute to take Queen Mary’s world-class research and translate this into positive policy changes on global issues such as:
This year is the first year in which the Policy Associate programme will be shared with the Mile End Institute – who will bring their own expertise of bringing together politicians, policymakers, academics and the public to debate the major challenges facing East London and the entire country.
We are looking for up to seven Policy Associates (four based with the Global Policy Institute and three based with the Mile End Institute) to join our teams this winter.
We welcome applications from Queen Mary students from all degree levels – undergraduate, masters and PhD.
We have organised three informal drop-in sessions with staff running the Policy Associate Programme. This is your chance to ask questions about the programme and/or application process. You do not need to register to attend a session, simply use the meeting link on the appropriate date. Questions will be answered on a first come first served basis.
If you have any questions about the role, please contact Audrey Tan, Policy Partnerships Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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