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Amelia Zollner IPPR/UCL Internship Award 2016 (deadline extended)

Important Information for all Applicants

The Amelia Zollner IPPR/UCL Internship Award was founded in 2007 in memory of UCL student Amelia Zollner.

The Institute for Public Policy Research ( and UCL co-fund an annual  three-month full time London-based IPPR Internship reserved for a current or recent UCL graduate - as a stepping stone to working in policy or politics. 

This year the internship is within IPPR's Energy, Transport & Climate Team and Economy & Housing Team.

Eligibility requirements

  • Applicants must be current UCL students, or recent UCL graduates (Bachelor's, Master's or Research degree in any area), interested in and passionate about policy and politics, current affairs and social justice, and the work of IPPR, as well as enthusiastic about political research.
  • Applicants can come from any country, but must be able to work in the UK (UK/EU nationals or holders of valid work permit). 
  • Applicants should have some research skills, and need to be committed to the aims of IPPR of wanting to build a fairer, more democratic and environmentally sustainable world.

Internship description, application procedure and deadline

IPPR (Institute for Public Policy Research) is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Amelia Zollner IPPR/UCL Research Internship

£5,000 per annum– full time (37.5 hours)

Fixed term contract – 3 Months

IPPR is looking for an intern to work across a range of its projects within its Energy, Transport & Climate Team and the Economy & Housing Team.

Tasks will include providing general research and administrative support to projects across the themes, and assisting with the running and analysis of IPPR’s qualitative & quantitative work.

Job duties

  • Provide research support to the research teams
  • Assist in arranging meetings, seminars, and other events
  • Assist with the collection, analysis and presentation of quantitative data
  • Assist in arranging, running and analysing qualitative research
  • Provide administrative support, such as maintaining databases
  • Provide general support for staff across IPPR

Essential skills

  • An understanding of the UK policy making process
  • Proven research and literature review skills
  • Good qualitative and quantitative data collection & analysis skills
  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to write for a variety of audiences
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple deadlines
  • Ability to use own initiative and contribute new ideas
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team
  • A commitment to IPPR’s values

Desirable skills

  • Awareness of international and domestic policy processes on climate change
  • Awareness of UK domestic policy on energy and/or transport
  • Awareness of UK domestic policy on economic policy and/or housing
  • Demonstrable passion for tackling climate change
  • Demonstrable interest in economic and/or housing policy


The intern will be based in the IPPR office in London for a period of three months, starting April 2016.

Value: benefits and duration

The Amelia Zollner IPPR/UCL intern will be based at the London office of IPPR, and shall have the same employment benefits and responsibilities as any other IPPR intern, including monthly payments, paid holidays, payment of National Insurance and taxes, and training and development opportunities at IPPR events. Full details are in the IPPR UCL / Internship Information Pack.

Selection criteria

Awards are made by IPPR, on the basis of academic achievement, research skills, relevant experience, and passion. Financial circumstances of the candidates are not taken into account.


Please email for an application form, quoting the job title or send an A4 self-addressed envelope to:

IPPR, 4th Floor
14 Buckingham Street
London WC2N 6DF

Applications should be made by emailing a completed application form to Please do not send in CVs.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 9am on Wednesday, 30 March 2016.

Interviews will be held on Monday, 11 April 2016.

 Visit the IPPR website at

Page last modified on 17 mar 16 14:52 by Daniel Newcombe

*NOTE: All scholarship and student funding schemes are subject to availability of funds, and details given here are subject to change at any time. Potential applicants are urged to check information regularly to ensure they are aware of current procedures, deadlines etc.

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