Policy Engagement Intern (CH11676)

University of Bath
May 19, 2024
Offerd Salary:£21,828
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Contract Type:Fixed Term Placed on
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Job title Policy Engagement Intern

Department Institute for Policy Research

Salary Starting from £21,828, rising to £22,681

Grade Grade 3

Contract Type Full Time, Fixed Term

Placed on Friday 03 May 2024

Closing date Sunday 19 May 2024

Interview date Friday 24 May 2024

Reference CH11676

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About the role

The Institute for Policy Research (IPR) at The University of Bath, aims to further the public good through research into issues of significant relevance to policy debate and decision-making, building networks with the worlds of policy and practice, and increasing public understanding of policy research through our public events and publications.

We deliver activities for policymakers, researchers and practitioners to enable dual learning and original contributions to both research and practice.

This internship role has been designed to provide a varied, busy, and valued role for the intern and the IPR. Main duties will include:

  • To support the Head of Policy Programmes and Communications and Policy Engagement Manager with the pilot Bath Policy Engagement Academy (BPEA). To support the delivery of policies, activities, and programmes for the academy
  • To work with the Policy Engagement Manager to support the development and launch of the Policy Fellowship Alumni network
  • To proofread policy publications produced in-house, such as Policy Briefs. To produce infographics, when relevant. To help research relevant policy contacts to cascade individual policy publications too.
  • To support the ActNowFilm Project, in partnership with Cambridge Zero. This youth voices global film project will showcase at COP29. Previous films have showcased at COP26, COP27 and COP28. The intern will play a key project management role, and also act as a youth voices representative on the project
  • To carry out research for a variety of live projects.
  • Further details are on the job description.

    This role would suit someone really interested in a busy, varied, and high paced role, who is looking to gain a wide portfolio of experiences, opportunities and new skills. The role is designed to be an active and integral part of the team, with specific responsibilities for delivery. You will gain a broad experience in policy engagement and communications activities.

    This role is offered on a full time (36.5 hours per week) fixed term basis with an expected end date of 28/06/2025.


  • Inter-personal and communication skills
  • Decision-making and problem-solving
  • Organisational skills, planning
  • Presentation skills
  • Editing, writing, researching, infographics
  • Video production
  • Time-management and teamwork are developed in this year, along with practical competencies relating to living and working outside the university environment.
  • What we can offer you:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for: Relocation allowance, Visa Reimbursement, Interest-Free Loan.
  • Find out more about our benefits.

    We consider ourselves to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

    We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

    Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

    Further details:
  • Job Description & Person Specification

  • Terms of Employment

  • We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.

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