Updated Aug 2015


IPPR's reputation as the leading progressive thinktank in the UK is built on the expertise and experience of its people. The IPPR staff includes people with a wide range of experience, working inside government and for national media and major non-governmental organisations, as well as leading academics and policy experts.

As well as employing the best staff at all levels, IPPR helps young people to get a start in the policy world through its internship and work experience programmes.


Senior research fellow (Migration, Integration and Communities)

£35,478–£41,738 pro rata (depending on experience) per annum plus benefits
Permanent contract, full-time, based in London

IPPR’s work has been at the forefront of shaping the UK migration and integration policy for more than a decade. Over the next 12 months our aim is to play an active role in informing an evidence-based discussion about freedom of movement in the run-up to the EU referendum. We aim to achieve this through new research into the impacts and drivers of EU migration, alongside public opinion research, policy work and advocacy.

The successful candidate will have a good understanding of government and the public policymaking process, excellent research and analytical skills, good knowledge of the relevant policy areas (migration and integration), and a commitment to the values and ethos of IPPR. They will also be an excellent communicator, politically astute, and able to influence policy debates. The ideal candidate will have excellent project management skills, experience of dealing with the media, and a track record of high-quality published work. Experience of fundraising would be desirable.

As part of our commitment to flexible working we will consider a range of options for the successful applicant to fill the post. All options can be discussed at interview stage.

To find out more and to make an application please download an information pack and application form. Alternatively you can email recruitment@ippr.org quoting the reference AUG/SRF.

Completed applications should be returned to applications@ippr.org. Please do not send CVs.

In order to complete your application please also complete IPPR’s equal opportunities monitoring form.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 9am, Monday 14 September. Interviews will be held on Thursday 24 September.


IPPR offers internship opportunities throughout the year. They are always advertised on this page.

Interns are valued by IPPR and are given a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities. Interns may be employed to work on research projects or work in the external affairs team. Internships are offered in London and Newcastle.

We seek to ensure our internships are open to a wide range of candidates and as part of our commitment to encourage diversity and opportunity all interns are paid the London Living Wage or its equivalent.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and we particularly welcome applications from sections of the community that are currently under-represented at IPPR, including disabled, black and minority ethnic candidates.

We embrace flexible working practices and endeavour to accommodate requests for flexible working where possible. This would be discussed at interview stage for those who wanted to work part time.

There are no internship opportunities at this time.

Amelia Zollner IPPR/University College London Internship Award

The Amelia Zollner IPPR/UCL Internship Award was founded in 2007 in memory of 24-year-old UCL student Amelia Zollner, who tragically died in a cycling accident while working as an intern at IPPR.

The annual three-month London-based Amelia Zollner internship is reserved for current UCL students or recent UCL graduates as a stepping stone to working in policy or politics.

Work experience

Generally, IPPR is not able to offer work experience opportunities. The exceptions are the work experience schemes we have in place with specific educational institutions.

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