Demos, the cross-party think tank, is launching a training scheme for two people keen to begin their career in public policy research and advocacy. The one-year scheme is open to career-switchers and people returning to the labour market as well as graduates and non-graduates at the start of their working lives.
Demos is a fantastic place to get your start in public policy. Former colleagues include MPs like Stella Creasy and Danny Kruger, writers and broadcasters like Sonia Sodha and Jamie Bartlett, as well as civil servants, social entrepreneurs, and charity leaders. Our goal is to find and develop the next generation of policy analysts and thinkers.
We are not like most Westminster think tanks. We are completely non-partisan in our approach: our way of working is to involve the public in policy discussions and decisions. We use unique methodologies to do this, and develop our own tech to underpin them. Based on Whitehall, we are an ambitious team of about 20, working together for real impact.
We work on a diverse range of issues from online anonymity to food poverty. Our flagship projects this year include:
Renew Normal - the People’s Commission on Life After Covid
The Good Web Project - articulating, measuring and advocating for a better Internet
Tax Futures - a public deliberation on how best to fund the state
About the role
You will work on a series of projects over the course of the year, to get experience across our ways of working. One of you will be based within CASM, our technology hub, though you will work on other projects where needed.
You can expect to be involved across many of the methods below:
- Desk-based research methods
More information about the person specification, terms and about Demos can be found on our website here: https://demos.co.uk/researcher-training-scheme/
Please visit our website for more information on what we require.