NLGN is a non-partisan think tank and collaborative network of leading edge 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.
Research Internship Scheme
NLGN’s research programme sits at the heart of the Innovation Network experience. Our research is designed to set the terms of debate for the big conversations across the local public sector, fuelling creative and productive debates among our network.
Our internship lies within the research programme and is designed for candidates to gain experience of the thinktank environment and contribute to applied research and policy-making.
Ideally, we are looking for graduates with a background in or demonstrable aptitude for policy research and an interest in contributing to innovative policy solutions. Our internships are primarily research based and give a unique and valuable insight into policy making and rigorous research methodologies.
NLGN values highly the contribution made by its interns and is looking for candidates who:
- Looking to start or to switch into a career in policy research
- Strong academic background with a masters degree preferable
- Familiar with qualitative and quantitative research methods
- Able to work independently and in a fast paced environment
- Are keen to help develop innovative public policy ideas and promote local democratic engagement
As a not-for-profit organisation we regret that internships are unpaid but we are able to offer subsistence (£10 per day) and travel allowance.
We are currently recruiting for applicants for an 8-10 week full-time internship (this is a rolling programme and we encourage applications throughout the year). Please send your CV and Cover Letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Unfortunately we are unable to reply to all applicants.