POLS30003 Public Affairs internship

Recommended? Yes

Available as breadth? No

This subject lets you find an internship with an NGO or in an MP’s office working on genuine policy documents. Doing the internship with an NGO might be a safer option as you have greater leeway to choose where you want to do the internship. The parliamentary internship can be a bit hit and miss. Some MPs will make you do really interesting research projects while others will make you write a 3000 word policy document on the advantages of astro-turf in school playgrounds*.

*not embellished