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If you like a challenge and variety, no two days are likely to be the same in this busy role in a fast-paced political office. We are recruiting two interns to join our dynamic team this summer for 3 months. The successful candidates will support the work of the Mayor's Office policy team – one with a focus on policy briefings and research, the other focused on communications and engagement. This is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in politics to work at the heart of city governance.

This advert is for the Policy Intern to the Mayor which focuses on policy briefings and research.

In the Mayor’s Office we are incredibly proud of our team who are busy working behind the scenes to support the Mayor and Cabinet by providing high quality policy and administrative support to deliver the best possible outcomes for Bristol. We put the Mayor’s priorities and core values at the heart of all we do. We are excited to be recruiting for two interns to join us this summer – we are looking for someone who has a real passion for politics and a positive can-do attitude.

No two days are the same in this varied role. Using strong research skills and knowledge of the Mayor’s aims and priorities, you will be supporting the Mayor and Cabinet via our Policy Advisors by promoting and defending policy positions, supporting speech development and undertaking research that will help take forward the Mayor’s priorities. This will require you to be confident drafting briefings and correspondence on behalf of the Mayor. In order to succeed in this position, you will have strong verbal and written skills, a sharp eye for detail and be discreet as you will be handling sensitive information.

To really hit the ground running, it would be ideal if you had good knowledge of the city’s political landscape and/or local authorities, and an understanding of the Mayor’s priorities is key. Previous experience of writing reports or speeches would be helpful. Happy working off your own initiative, it goes without saying that you’ll also need to be a team player – we work together to create a calm yet dynamic environment. If you think you could be the perfect addition to our team we’d love to hear from you.

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 11:59pm on Sunday 22nd April 2018