Interested in a career in politics?


Live opportunity: Change Lives Take Social Action

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Do you want to gain employability skills whilst developing your skills and confidence to campaign and take action on the issues that matter to you and your community?

Do you live, work or receive education in Lambeth?

Are you aged 16-25?

Then let's get your voices heard!


Live opportunity: 2022-23 Mentoring Scheme

Mentors

Would you like to mentor someone looking to enter the world of public affairs and policymaking?

We're looking for professionals, at all stages in their career, to join our mentoring programme. You'll support young people to develop their skills and confidence, as well as providing career guidance.

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Mentees

Are you passionate about understanding the role of public policy, regulation, legislation and the economy on society and the environment?

Are you curious, love problem-solving and building effective relationships?
Do you enjoy research, writing, campaigning or meeting new people?
Do you want a career in a growing sector that offers good pay, intellectual stimulation and a sense of purpose?
Are you genuinely interested in developing your skills and knowledge about the world of politics and policymaking (there is so much more to gain from this scheme than just how to apply for a job)?
Are you aged 16-30?


Live opportunity: Summer Internship

NHS Confederation

The NHS Confederation is the membership organisation that brings together, supports and speaks for the whole healthcare system in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Its members employ over 1.5 million staff, care for more than 1 million patients a day and control £150 billion of public expenditure.

They influence on the behalf of their members through their policy work, media appearances and external communications programme.

Read Angelie's blogabout being an intern with the NHS Confederation.

Email rebecca@ihaveavoice.org.uk to receive the full job description and application details.

The deadline to apply is 5pm Friday 27th May.

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Check out these insights into different roles in the world of politics...

....you never know, there might be an exciting option for you!

Public Affairs (agency)

Public Affairs agencies advise a range of clients across a whole range of policy areas including health, education, to financial services. This interview by Fatima Yusuf with Yashshri Soman has some top tips for those interested in a career in public affairs.

Civil Service

We interviewed two civil servants - Kelly & Victoria - about the role of the civil service and what it is like to work for the government. They have both worked in multiple government departments from Education to Defence. You can watch it here.

Working on issues that matter!

Olatz Bulso interviewed Emily Auckland about her work on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and the importance of engaging business leaders with the sustainability agenda. Emily discusses the importance of networks and collaboration.

Work experience

Our Ambassadors have gained valuable insight through work experience placements and paid internships at GK Strategy - a public affairs agency. You can read about Annabelle's internship in our blog.

Mentoring Scheme 2021

Read about the success of our pilot mentoring scheme with the PRCA's NextGen Committee. This year we're partnering with WA Communications and for 2022 we want more partners so we can mentor more young people.

Lobbying in the Music Industry

Tom Kiehl is the Director of Public Affairs at UKMusic, combining his love of politics and music. Jessica's interview covers Tom's career including his work on the Live Music Bill and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Music.


Where should I be looking for jobs in this sector?

Get in touch

Contact us to: organise a careers talk for the young people you work with; mentor the next generation of policymakers, public affairs professionals and politicians; or if you want to know more about these careers.