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Politics, Social Research, Think Tanks & Lobbying


Sector Overview

What jobs are available and how to get them

Insider Views

See what former students have done and get insights into working in the sector

Jobs and Experience

How to get helpful work experience and get started

Tips for Applying

How to get work in this sector

Related Sector Guides

Skills and values relevant to this sector could also help with jobs in these sectors


This sector guide covers a variety of work:

Work in political movements; such as assisting MPs, working in a party and working as an elected representative

Research; research data is often collected by social researchers, but it can also come from research groups (who get funding for each individual project) or think tanks (who get funding from people who support their view-point

Lobbying (or Policy Consultancy); this involves representing a groups interests in politics, and informing groups of government policies that could affect them