UCL Scholarships and funding


Amelia Zollner IPPR-UCL Internship Award

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

Key information

Value: £10,000 (for one year)
Available to: Prospective students
Selection criteria: Academic merit and financial need
Eligible fee status: UK, EU, Overseas
Eligible programmes: All postgraduate taught
Additional eligibility criteria: UCL alumni
Deadline: 5pm, Thursday 16 April 2020

 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 IPPR is looking for an intern to work across a range of its projects within the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice (CEJ).

Tasks will include research (including quantitative research), event organisation, communications and administration.

Job duties

    • Provide research support to the CEJ research team
    • Assist with the collection, analysis and presentation of quantitative data
    • Assist in arranging public meetings, seminars, and other events, in London and around the country
    • Provide support to the communications team, including in digital and social media
    • 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 quantitative data collection and analysis skills (knowledge of Stata would be desirable but is not required)
        • Good 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


        Candidates can be from any country, but must fulfil all of the following criteria:

        • 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;
        • must be able to work in the UK (UK/EU nationals or holders of a valid work permit);
        • 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.

        Value, benefits, and duration

        The Amelia Zollner IPPR-UCL intern will be based at the London office of IPPR for a period of three months, starting January/February 2017. They 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.


        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.

        How to apply

        Applications to this scholarship will open in early January

        Please email intern@ippr.org for an application form, quoting the job title.

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

        The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 9am on Monday 8th January 2018.

        Interviews will be held in week commencing 22 January 2018.


        Successful candidates will be informed in early June 2020.