Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

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