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LSE Parliamentary Internships

LSE's Parliamentary Internship Scheme is well-established having been running since 1998, founded by LSE alumnus Barry Sheerman MP|.

The Scheme is open to current postgraduate and PhD students from all academic disciplines, providing internships with Members of Parliament from all political parties, Peers and with the House administration.

A typical internship may include:

  • Office support
  • Research and preparation of briefings
  • Parliamentary monitoring
  • Drafting of speeches and press releases
  • Constituent casework support - including managing written, telephone and email correspondence

For more information visit our FAQ pages|.

Who will I intern with?

Placements are with MPs, Peers in the House of Lords, UK MEPs or other Parliamentary organisations.  Your skills and experience will be matched against the requirements and specifications of each opportunity you apply for.  Applications should specify to which UK political party your views are most similar.

When will I intern?

LSE Parliamentary Internships are part-time, voluntary and run during the Michaelmas and Lent Terms.  To get the most from your internship we advise you to volunteer for up to fifteen hours per week through to the Easter break.  You can discuss what commitment and times are most convenient for you to volunteer with your host.

These internship opportunities are voluntary and should pass the 'worker test' as outlined in the advice on internships| issued by the NUS and UCU.

How do I apply?

Applications for 2015/2016 will reopen in September.  Check back here for further details after the General Election and summer break.

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David Cameron, Prime Minister
"Internships can broaden horizons and provide a great introduction to the world of Westminster politics. I  know that colleagues who have used the LSE Internships Scheme have benefitted from the skills that its interns bring" The Rt Hon David Cameron MP, Prime Minister
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