British Future is recruiting for our 2019 Internship Programme

Posted on 26 March 2018

British Future is Hiring

Independent, non-partisan thinktank British Future is looking to recruit an ambitious individual for a 6-month paid intern position with a small, friendly and dedicated team seeking to engage people’s hopes and fears about integration and migration, opportunity and identity, so that we share a confident and welcoming Britain, inclusive and fair to all.


Terms:  6 months, full-time, Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm, 15 days holiday

Pay:   London living wage.

Location:  Kean House, 6 Kean Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 4AS

Application Deadline:  23:59 Tuesday 1 January 2019

Interview Date:  Week beginning 14th January 2019

Start Date:  Wednesday 6th February 2019


The job 

The Intern will support the organisation in the delivery of projects across communications, strategy and relationships, research, administration and events with attention being paid to the professional interests of the candidate.

Appointments of six months will enable the postholder to gain experience delivering projects while learning about a range of issues in the not-for-profit sector.  The postholder will participate in activities including social media, media communications, event support, research, building and maintaining the organisation’s database, and supporting a variety of administrative needs across the organisation, with opportunities for engagement with members and programmes across the sector.

 Person Specification

  • Good written and spoken English
  • Confidence and ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Understanding and interest in British politics, the UK media and contemporary debates around immigration, integration, national identity and opportunity.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • A creative approach and willingness to put forward ideas
  • Good organisational skills
  • Strong IT literacy, including WordPress. Powerpoint and Excel. Experience of design programmes like InDesign would be desirable but not essential
  • Design and production of reports’
  • Personable and able to work with colleagues from across the organisation
  • Able to demonstrate the impact you expect the internship would have on your career development.
  • Excellent research, analytical and drafting skills as well as the ability to communicate competently with a range of audiences
  • Interest in developing qualitative research skills for example, running focus groups.
  • Numeracy and an ability to work with and analyse statistics


Posts will be offered for a period of six months, full-time.

Office hours are from 9am – 5pm for five days a week.

British Future is an equal opportunities employer.

How to apply

Please submit the following

  • A CV (including references);
  • A 600 word blog post on the broad theme of immigration after Brexit (this does not have to be the title of your blog). Please consider the presentation of the document as well as content, including an embedded visual or graphic.
  • A covering letter

To Louise Hickmott, Office Manager, British Future


Louise Hickmott

Tel:      020 7632 9069

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