Internship Scheme

Events and External Affairs Internship

Working For: New Local Government Network (NLGN)
Location: Victoria, London
Salary: £2,500 for 12 week internship of 21 hours per week (equivalent to the London living wage)
Job Details

NLGN is an independent think tank and collaborative network of leading local authorities and dynamic private sector thinkers. We connect members of the network to each other through our high level events programme and creative research work.

We are offering a 12-week internship of 21 hrs/week with a stipend of £2,500 (equivalent to the London living wage). There is some flexibility with regards to working hours, but ideally you would work three consecutive days a week, from 10am – 5pm.

This internship will give candidates valuable and practical insight into events management, communications, marketing and exposure to public policy and stakeholder engagement. This post will suit a highly organised individual who is interested in events and external affairs.

This position will report directly to one of NLGN’s events and communications officers, and will work closely with the whole external affairs team.

Skills and experience required:

  • Strong communications skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good IT skills – including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook
  • Demonstrable ability to work independently and as part of a small team
  • Able to learn and apply new skills quickly
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Skills and experience desirable:

  • Experience of events management
  • An interest in local government

Closing Date: 28 August 2017
Interview/Start Dates
Closing for applications: 9am.

Interview Dates: w/c 11 September
Start date: asap in September

Application Details

To apply for the Events and External Affairs Internship, please submit a CV and a one-page covering letter which explains how your skills and experience suit the role to Claire Porter at
We regret that we are only able to respond to successful applicants.