The Education Policy Institute is an independent, impartial and evidence-based research institute that aims to promote high quality education outcomes for all children and young people, regardless of social backgrounds.
We are looking for an undergraduate student in their penultimate year of study. The successful candidate will have some research experience and an interest in education and/or public policy. You will join as a full time research intern, working alongside experts in education and mental health policy and evidence. You will gain experience in producing high quality independent research and analysis.
As part of our talented, passionate and high performing team you will:
- Learn about the operation and running of a research institute, including how it engages with government, parliamentarians, the media and wider public.
- Contribute to at least one of our forthcoming reports on either education or mental health through research and data analysis, as well as report writing.
- Conduct a short piece of research in your chosen area of education or mental health policy.
- Provide support to EPI’s role as an independent and expert commentator on education.
- Attend meetings with our partners to discuss collaborations, policy challenges and new ideas to improve standards in education and/or young people’s mental health.
- Contribute new and thoughtful ideas to our research programme and priorities.
This is a 6-12 week internship between the months of July to September; the exact start and end dates will be tailored to the successful candidate’s availability. We would be happy to look at flexible requirements on request. Interviews will take place in the second week of April. This role pays the London Living Wage (£9.75 p/h).
To apply please complete the following application form.
Natalie, Research Intern 2016
‘I worked on a number of projects related to EPI’s research and ongoing activities. I wrote a policy analysis blog post based on work I did with the OECD Survey of Adult Skills dataset, and I also got to attend events around London, including a white paper launch event in Parliament and EPI’s own Academies Conference. My internship at EPI gave me the opportunity to learn about the political process in the U.K. and experience policy research work in a positive, encouraging, and exciting environment. Thanks to my internship at EPI, I now hope to pursue a career in policy research work.’
Ella, Research Intern 2016
‘Working at the EPI was a real privilege. It allowed me to gain insight into research at the highest level, and hone my own analytical skills. The institute is with a warm and welcoming environment in which to work and learn and I could not speak of the internship more highly.’
Helena, Events Intern 2016
‘I have learnt so much here and the experience has been made better by having such welcoming and talented colleagues to work with.’
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information, or call 020 7340 1160.
Applications close at 5:00pm on Friday 24th March.