Jobs and Internships


We have no current vacancies.


Demos has a long history of hosting research and communications internships at our London office, and we are always looking out for bright and motivated current students and recent graduates, with a great deal of initiative. Our previous interns have gone on to varied and successful careers in the public and private sectors – some even becoming MPs themselves. So too have many stayed on and risen through the ranks here at Demos.

Demos offers two types of paid internships:

  • Research placements are offered within each of our four core research programmes
  • Communications and Events placements support our busy external affairs team

Arrangements can be flexible to suit individual needs, but as a general rule we encourage placements between 4 – 12 weeks, full-time (35 hours p/week) in order to provide a rounded and fulfilling experience. Our internship programme runs throughout the year and we encourage applications from those able to work during term-time as well as in the summer break.


In order that we can fulfil our commitment to paying interns at least the UK National Minimum Wage, we only recruit current students and recent graduates who have secured full/partial funding from their academic institution. We therefore ask that before approaching us you speak to your university careers office to see if they are able to fully fund or part-fund your salary whilst on placement with us. The amount needed will vary depending on how long you intern for and whether you are part time or full time. Please include details of  your funding within your cover letter.


Application instructions and supporting documents:

To apply, please review the above documents and send an application consisting of a CV and cover letter to [email protected]

Your cover letter should be no more than two pages and should include:

  • How you meet the criteria listed on the job spec
  • Details of funding you have secured
  • If you are applying for a research position, your preferred programme of work
  • Your preferred start date, length of internship sought and whether full time or part time

We are not aware of alternative sources of funding beyond academic institutions.

Work Experience

Regrettably, Demos cannot accept applications for work experience placements at present.