Two internships, with £1,500 honoraria each, are available during 2015 for students of history or public policy at undergraduate, MA or PhD level at King’s College London. Each internship is for three months, one day a week, at the History & Policy Public Affairs Office, Virginia Woolf Building, King’s College London.
H&P is a unique collaboration between King's College London's Institute of Contemporary British History and the University of Cambridge History Faculty. It is the only national initiative working to improve public policy through an understanding of history. We support a network of over 500 historians around the UK and make historical research relevant and accessible to policy makers and shapers through our online publication programme and event series.
Working in a dynamic outward-facing environment at King's will prepare interns for the realities of professional life at the interface of academia and policy making. This internship programme, enabled by King’s College London and Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, will enable students to gain experience in events planning, organisation and evaluating, various editorial skills, publicity, using social media for professional purposes, and project management.
The programme will allow students to learn more about public policy making in practice, the work of civil society organisations, and the challenges and opportunities for historians engaging in those processes. Interns will have the opportunity to attend H&P seminars in government and our public events (which interns will also help to organise).
For more information, including the application process, please see: http://www.historyandpolicy.org/img/news/uploads/internships_information_feb2015f.pdf
With long-established offices in King's College London and the University of Cambridge, H&P is an expanding Partnership currently supported by 6 Higher Education Institutes: King’s College London, University of Bristol, University of Cambridge, The University of Edinburgh, University of Leeds, and The University of Sheffield.
We are the only project in the UK providing access to an international network of more than 500 historians with a broad range of expertise. H&P offers a range of resources for historians, policy makers and journalists.