The School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy has established a wide range of internships including with the parties at the Northern Ireland Assembly, the Equality Commission, the Police Ombudsman’s Office, the devolved Departments, the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments, Mencap, the BBC and the Northern Ireland Local Government Association.
Wherever a successful applicant is placed, the internships involve spending three full working days per week for 12 weeks in either Semester 1 or 2. Each successful applicant will have a line manager at the host institution for work-related purposes and a member of the School’s staff will supervise the completion of the academic requirements of the internship via a weekly Learning Journal and a work-related 12000 word Project.
Internships are available as an alternative to either the dissertation or project for level three Single and Major Politics students and also to level three Joint Honours students who have taken and passed PAI2043 'Skills and Methods in the Study of Politics' at level two.
As the number of placements is limited, selection is by competition and applicants will be required to attend an interview conducted by members of the School. When applying, you are required to identify, in rank order, at least four preferred placements.