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Create an impact with a Public Policy | Internship

Public Policy|Southampton in partnership with Excel Southampton Internship Programme offers 12 week term-time and 6 weeks summer term paid internship opportunities to University of Southampton students. Our interns work closely with the Public Policy|Southampton Operational Team to connect relevant stakeholders with university researchers to promote their research and attempt to influence public policy on a local, national and an international level. Interns will manage various projects, organizing and running a diverse range of events during their time with the team.

If you are a PhD student interested in gaining hands-on experience in engaging with policymakers get in touch at 

The internship provided an invaluable insight into a career in public policy. I have had the opportunity to engage with a variety of tasks and enhanced my understanding of international and national political systems, current affairs and UK higher education industry.

As well as providing an invaluable insight into public policy, experiences gained on the internship may help interns develop and demonstrate skills including:

This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in a career in engaging policymakers. The team is very dedicated and willing to support interns every step of the way!

Next steps

Our interns have gone on to further engage their interest in public policy, social and political issues. Either as leaders of student political parties, working for an MEP at the European Parliament, or working in partnership with the UN to develop global initiatives to support achieving the Sustainable Development Goals our interns have successfully built on their multi faceted workplace experience of interning with Public Policy|Southampton to pursue their personal policy ambitions.

If you would like to benefit from this experience please email the team  with an covering letter explaning how this internshp could benefit your development along with a CV.

Working for Public Policy|Southampton was a unique opportunity to get a better understanding of the stakeholders involved in various projects. I got to work with a fantastic, driven team which personally benefited me as a student.

Contact PP|S to register your interest in our Internship
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