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Politics, Social Research and Think Tanks

How to develop your experience

Politics is a diverse sector and being able to demonstrate that you have relevant work experience will be a great advantage. Building up a portfolio of work that shows your skills and experience is also important. 

You can begin building your skills and experience at university by volunteering, doing an internship, having a part-time job or by doing a professional placement.

Internships and work experience


Local political parties

Volunteering with a local political party is a great way to gain practical experience and develop a network of contacts. Many parties rely on volunteers to help with canvassing, leafleting and administration.

Getting experience

Think Tanks