We work with the political sphere to create opportunity through...
Paid internships & work experience placements
Career & campaign advice
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We are looking for meaningful long-term partnerships that make a tangible difference to the diversity of our profession and the political sphere.
Our partners help us reach those communities whose voices are most marginalised and missing from political discourse.
Your support enables us to campaign for political education for all.
Live Opportunity: 2023-24 Mentoring Scheme
Grants from the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust's UK Democracy Fund have enabled us to run voter registration drives and info sessions in 2021, 22 and 23 - reaching almost 20,000 young people.
The Postcode Lottery Trust's grant enabled us to host our first ever Youth Ambassador in-person meeting. We used this to prepare our social action projects and to meet with politicians from across the political spectrum.
The NHS Clinical Commissioners recruited summer interns from IHAV's Youth Ambassadors and one of them is now a member of their team. We have also provided public policy training for their team.
IHAV has delivered training to the NCS's award-winning Futuremakers Programme, their Youth Voice Forum and their London Regional Grads. We've also run sessions with local NCS groups.
The Walcot Foundation's funding is enabling us to focus on young people in Lambeth and support them to develop the skills and confidence to pursue politics-related careers.
The CIPR sponsors IHAV's 2022-23 mentoring scheme, delivers talks to the young people in our network and offers free student membership to our Youth Ambassadors and mentees.
The Aviva Community Fund enabled us to employ four of our Youth Ambassadors to put them in the driving seat of their capacity building efforts and open up our programmes to young people across the country.
Our Policy & Public Affairs Supporters
These organisations make our mentoring scheme, training and internships
programmes and work experience possible - thank you!
"We are delighted to be working with truly inspiring I have a voice and would thoroughly recommend it to colleagues across the public affairs industry. With a majority female management team at GK, supporting greater diversity in politics and communications really matters to us. Our staff are really motivated and inspired to support IHAV's ambassadors in their powerful campaigns. We've held media training for them, offered mentoring, paid internships and given them work experience. I cannot stress enough the positive impact supporting IHAV has had on GK. We all have a responsibility to help shape the next generation of communications professionals – get involved!"
Robin Grainger, Chair GK Strategy