Stratagem’s internship programme has been in operation since 1998 and many of our interns gain excellent experience and go on to have careers in the public affairs profession.
Interns at Stratagem come to us for three months on a full-time basis. We see this as a way of giving future lobbyists or decision-makers an exceptional insight into the world of public affairs. It is a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in embarking on a career in politics.
Stratagem offers three month, full-time internship opportunities throughout the year. If you would like to register your interest for our next intake will be in August 2013, please e-mail your CV, along with a covering letter, explaining why you would like to work with Stratagem and outlining your career aspirations to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, 26 July 2013.
This placement is on an expenses only basis within Northern Ireland (lunch and public transport costs).
Interns will undertake a wide range of monitoring and research work. This includes:
- Monitoring newspapers on a daily basis and assisting with various administrative and research functions under supervision. This involves producing high-grade monitoring and research work on a range of matters including transport, energy and health;
- Drafting reports and updates covering the Assembly, Executive, political parties and Westminster which will be reviewed by the Stratagem team and feedback provided;
- Attending Committee meetings at Stormont;
- Updating of information.
The purpose of the Stratagem internship is to provide graduates with an interest in public affairs with experience, support and advice to help them progress their career.
As part of this, interns are provided with mentoring and guidance both during and after their time with us.
- Good research, writing and communication skills;
- Degree educated;
- Keen interest in politics and public affairs;
- Knowledge of Northern Ireland structures of governance;
- Ability to demonstrate one’s initiative, have a professional attitude and a keen desire to learn new skills.
Knowledge of Westminster and European structures of governance.