Policy Intern

  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Mar 13

Position description

ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organization of more than nine million people around the world taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. We believe the fight against poverty isn’t about charity, but about justice and equality. Whether lobbying political leaders in world capitals or running cutting-edge grassroots campaigns, ONE pressures governments to do more to fight AIDS and other preventable, treatable diseases in the poorest places on the planet. We empower small-holder farmers, expand access to energy, and combat corruption to ensure governments are accountable to their citizens. Cofounded by Bono, ONE is strictly nonpartisan funded by individual philanthropists and corporations.

ONE’s members are critical to this work. They come from every walk of life and from across the political spectrum. They’re artists and activists, faith and business leaders, students and scientists. They take action day in, day out — organizing, mobilizing, educating, and advocating so that people will have the chance not just to survive, but to thrive.

ONE teams in Washington D.C., New York, London, Johannesburg, Brussels, Berlin, Paris, Ottawa and Abuja to educate and lobby governments to save and improve millions of lives.

ONE is seeking an outstanding Policy Intern to provide research, data analysis, and advocacy support to the Global Policy team. This is a great opportunity for a current student or recent graduate with a background in international development, economics and/or political science and with an interest in learning how policy is used to shape global campaigns and conversations. This is a paid internship opportunity based in London, reporting to the Data Scientist, Policy Team. The intern will provide particular support on data-driven projects, making this a unique opportunity to harness data in the service of ending extreme poverty.

Employees of ONE work in a collaborative and creative environment towards reaching a common goal of ending extreme poverty and preventable disease.


  • Undertake policy research across ONE’s priority policy issues, including development finance, global health, nutrition, transparency and women & girls.
  • Find insights in data through exploratory and hypothesis-driven analysis; use these insights to tell stories through data visualization, text and verbal communication.
  • Write and edit blog content and help with ongoing policy team projects.
  • Support advocacy efforts, contribute to policy briefings and provide logistical support for occasional events.
  • Attend external meetings, briefings, or conferences as needed and provide summaries.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • At least a Bachelor’s degree (or in progress) in international development, international relations, economics or related field. We may consider candidates from other backgrounds in exceptional cases where candidates have a strong data skillset and relevant experience in international development.
  • Proven interest in development and Africa; prior work in ONE’s policy areas a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to synthesize complicated policy issues and data concepts into simple prose for non-specialists.
  • Experience with the following tools is strongly preferred: R or python for data analysis, Tableau and version control software such as git.
  • Able to work quickly and accurately in a fast-paced environment with strong attention to detail.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Docs. Excel fluency is required.
  • Excellent time-management and prioritization skills, with the proven ability to work to deadlines.
  • Ability to consistently to apply good judgment and make responsible decisions.
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times.
  • Passionate about data as a tool to fuel positive change and about supporting others to learn and grow in their use of data.


Fluency in English required.  Fluency in other languages desirable such as French, German, et al.

Application instructions

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