The application deadline for this recruitment campaign has now passed.

Thank you to all of the candidates who have applied for the post. We will now be reviewing applications and will contact those who are shortlised for an interview. Interviews will take place during the week commencing 13th July.

Due to a high volume of applications received, we may not be able to contact you if your application has not been succesful.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and eager Research and Policy Intern who is willing to embrace all aspects of the organisation. In return, you will gain valuable experience on a range of assignments: from supporting colleagues in the delivery of a project or high profile event, to independently managing the delivery of key research; you will have real responsibility from week one. Many of our interns have continued their employment with the ILC-UK after their initial placement and this represents a great opportunity to work with a small, dynamic and friendly team in the heart of Westminster.

You must have excellent research and writing skills, with a high level of attention to detail. Being adept in interpreting and using data, allied to a good knowledge of current economic and public policy debates, would be advantageous. Candidates should have high standards of written and spoken English, and an ability to write for both academic and lay audiences. You should have a good understanding and interest in the work that the ILC-UK undertakes (

Alongside supporting our research and policy programme, we are also looking for candidates who can support our high profile events programme and support the team in our communications which might involve writing articles for trade magazines, press releases and contacting journalists.

Ideally you will have an interest in the economic and health implications of an ageing population, however just as important is a willingness and ability to learn about new topics quickly.

You must have a good knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes (MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint). We are looking for someone who has a flexible attitude, who is comfortable working in a small team and who is able to adapt to new tasks with ease.

We are open to applications from recent graduates, or individuals looking for experience in a policy environment.

If this sounds of interest to you, then please send a (maximum) two page CV and (maximum) one page covering letter to the Head of Economics of an Ageing Society at ensuring that the name of the position appears in the email subject field.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Sunday 21st June.

Interviews will be conducted during the week commencing 13th July 2015, so please ensure your availability upon application.

Please note that if you have not heard from us within 3 days of the interview date, you have been unsuccessful in your application.

You can find the job description for the Research and Policy Intern position below:


ILC-UK Research and Policy Intern 2015 - Job Description (PDF)

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