Parliamentary Summer Intern Vacancy

Location:
London
 
Salary:
London Living Wage (£8.30)
 

Job Details:

Chi Onwurah, MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central and Shadow Minister for Innovation and Science, is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join the team for 10 weeks as a paid intern in her busy Westminster office.

Applicants will need strong research and communication skills and will have a keen interest in Newcastle, local and national politics and a strong interest in science, technology and innovation.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting the Parliamentary Researcher.
  • Implementing knowledge management system.
  • Carrying out research into policy issues.
  • Working on local policy campaigns, in particular Chi’s Newcastle Housing campaign.
  • Monitoring local and national issues.
  • Supporting general office administration duties.

Necessary skills:

  • A good knowledge of the political issues important to Newcastle
  • A good understanding of science and innovation policy.
  • IT skills are vital; specifically excellent understanding of Microsoft Office, email and internet research resources.
  • A good understanding of current political issues.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Labour Party policy.

Upon appointment you will be required to comply with the Baseline Personnel Security Standard, undertaken by the Members’ Staff Verification Office (MSVO). See www.w4mp.org/html/msvo/main.asp for further info.

 

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