Updated Jan 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.


North East Senior Research Fellow

£32,285 per annum plus benefits
One-year fixed-term contract, full-time, based in Newcastle

This post is being created to forge a new partnership between IPPR North and Newcastle City Council as part of a new ‘policy hub’, to support policy development for Newcastle, the North East and the Core Cities group. The post-holder will work within the hub, leading research projects on issues of economic development and inequality, devolution and housing in the North East.

The successful candidate will have a good understand of government and the public policymaking process; excellent knowledge of devolution, economic development and housing in the North East; and a commitment to the values and ethos of IPPR. This will be combined with excellent research and analytical skills and a track record of high-quality published work. The ideal candidate will also have excellent project management skills, and be a first-class communicator, politically astute and confident in influencing policy debates. Experience of fundraising and dealing with the media would also 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 make an application, please download an information pack, job description and application form. Alternatively you can email recruitment@ippr.org quoting the reference NESRF/JAN.

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.

Extended deadline: The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 9am, Friday 30 January 2015. Interviews will be held during the week starting 9 February 2015.



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.

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.

Applications are open now: visit the UCL website for more information. The deadline for applications is 30 January 2015.

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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