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Research Internship

Counterpoint is seeking a research intern to work closely with the director on a research project on populism, political participation and democratic innovation.

This would be a great opportunity for someone with an interest in politics and big ideas to gain experience in a creative, flexible, friendly working environment. The role is wide-ranging, with opportunities to take the initiative, contribute to other areas, and receive guidance and advice. This role is advantageous for someone who wants to go on to work in politics or research.


The internship would ideally start in February and end in April (and would be part-time or full-time depending on availability). Counterpoint is looking for someone who ideally has:

  • Excellent research skills
  • Ability to collect and summarise large amounts of information clearly and concisely
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Confidence to take the initiative
  • Self-motivation
  • Ability to work in a team as well as independently
  • Competency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and social media

We will provide an allowance for travel and lunch expenses.

Please apply by sending a CV and a 200 word covering letter to by 5pm on 23 January, quoting RESEARCH INTERNSHIP in the email subject.


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