Jobs and Internships


No current vacancies



Demos has a long history of hosting research and communications internships at our London offices, and we are always looking out for bright and motivated individuals, 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 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 of up to 3 months, full-time 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.

Please note that Demos does not offer unpaid internships. In order that we can fulfil our commitment to paying interns at least the National Minimum Wage, we try, where possible, to recruit those who have secured some funding from their institution. We therefore ask that before approaching us you speak to your careers office to see if they are able to fund or part-fund your placement with us. We do not expect you to have the funding confirmed but please include details of progress you have made 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 sought, and how far you have got with it
  • If you are applying for a research position, your preferred programme of work

Work experience

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