Parliamentary Summer Intern Vacancy

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 for further info.


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