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Economic Research Internships

We are currently accepting applications for internships during the following dates:

  • Monday 5th February to Friday 26th February (4 weeks) - closing date for applications, Friday 26th January, 5pm.
  • Monday 16th April to Friday 25th May (6 weeks) - no fixed closing date, we will review applications as they are received so please apply promptly.

Interns can expect to be involved in a range of economic research activities. We are looking for candidates with strong analytical, quantitative and writing skills. London travel expenses are paid.

If you would be interested in applying for a volunteer internship at the Centre for Policy Studies please email your CV and a short cover letter to [email protected]. Please also indicate your dates of availability in your email.

Please note internships for Summer 2018 (May to September) will be advertised in mid-February.


The Centre for Policy Studies provides a wonderfully intimate experience, as interns build strong relationships with people at all levels of the organisation.  Interns are fully immersed in a uniquely research focused environment which provides opportunities for them to take on responsibility and express their views.   Unlike other think tanks, an intern’s time day-to-day is devoted to high quality research and the promotion of innovative ideas.  This forms a brilliant learning environment for intelligent young people to strive toward building a more liberated world.

 - James Walker, Economic Research Intern Summer 2017, from Perth, Australia

(James' internship was supported by the Mannkal Economic Education Foundation)


"Interning with the Centre for Policy Studies was a truly enriching experience. The internship provided me with an essential introduction to the working of the think tank sector. The support and guidance provided by the people of the organisation helped me to develop my research and analysis skills. Working at CPS was a unique opportunity, especially since I had the chance to work on projects which looked at diverse, pertinent policy issues ranging from the university tuition fees to the impact of artificial intelligence on the UK’s labour market. The opportunity to do independent research on subjects of interest and to contribute to the organisation through blogs helped me develop my critical thinking and written communication skills. What made the internship truly worthwhile for me were the people at the organisation who were all friendly, encouraging and approachable. I would recommend working with this organisation to anyone who is keen on learning more about the sector and is interested in working in the field of policy and policy research."

 - Shruti Dayal, Economic Research Intern Summer 2017 and University of Warwick graduate