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Reference: 73604

Date Added: 29 November 2019
Closing Date: 24 December 2019

Job Title: Graduate Intern

Working For: Bright Blue

Location: London

Salary: £10.75 ph London Living Wage

Job Details

Bright Blue is an independent think tank for liberal conservatism. We seek to champion liberal, open, democratic and meritocratic values and policies.

We are looking for a paid intern to join us to help with our busy research and events programme. The internship will last three months, but can result in long-term employment. The role includes intensive training throughout the three-month period, led by our director.

We are looking for talented hard-working individuals who want to build a career and profile in public policy. The successful candidate will be industrious and have an entrepreneurial mindset, demonstrate intellectual creativity and rigour, and will also have excellent attention to detail. The individual must have a strong background in and enjoyment of extensive research and writing.

Role specification:


  • Conducting literature reviews and writing briefs for our current research projects, including on social and environmental policy.
  • Assisting with the creation and development of new research projects.
  • Receiving training in executing and analysing a variety of research techniques.
  • Learning about and supporting policy formulation.
  • Contributing to the drafting and editing of public policy reports.


  • Devising, and helping to organise and run, a variety of events.
  • Attending and representing Bright Blue at external events.
  • Drafting speaker and attendee briefings for our events.
  • Handling correspondence between venues and delegates.


  • The opportunity to contribute regularly to Bright Blue’s online blog, Centre Write.
  • Helping to update Bright Blue’s website and social media.
  • Receiving training in digital and media skills.

Person specification:

  • Belief in Bright Blue’s core principles.
  • An impressive academic record, including a minimum of an undergraduate degree (2:1 or above).
  • Strong interest in current affairs, particularly in UK politics and policy.
  • Excellent writing ability, creative thinking and interpersonal skills.
  • Intellectual rigour and attention to detail.
  • A self-motivated individual excited about working in a small business and who can work independently.
  • Basic knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research techniques.
  • Experience with statistical software (such as R or SPSS) is desirable but not essential.

Closing Date: 24 December 2019

Interview/Start Dates

The closing time for applications is 12pm.
Interviews will be held in early January, with start date being as soon as possible.

Application Details

To apply, please complete the application form and the diversity monitoring form provided on our website and send it to Weronika Patyk, Events & Operations Manager of Bright Blue, at weronika@brightblue.org.uk 

For full details on how to apply, please see our job page: https://brightblue.org.uk/about/jobs/

Website: http://brightblue.org.uk

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