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Amelia Zollner IPPR/UCL Internship Award 2017

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 Public Services team & Families and Works 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 – Fixed term contract – 3 Months full time or 6 months part time

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

  • Demonstrated knowledge of one or more aspects of UK social policy
  • An interest in public service reform, especially the education and mental health sectors.
  • An interest in social policy issues (for example, family policy, poverty and inequality)
  • Demonstrable passion for issues concerning social policy or public services


The intern will be based in the IPPR office in London for a period of three months, starting January/February 2017.

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 Tuesday, 3rd January 2017.

Interviews will be held in week commencing 9 January 2017.

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*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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