Policy Intern

ONE Campaign
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Sep 27

Position description

ONE is a global movement campaigning to end extreme poverty and preventable disease by 2030, so that everyone, everywhere can lead a life of dignity and opportunity.

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 extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, and empowers citizens to hold their governments to account.


ONE’s members are crucial 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 — organising, mobilising, educating, and advocating so that people will have the chance not just to survive, but to thrive.

ONE teams in Abuja, Berlin, Brussels, Dakar, Johannesburg, London, New York, Ottawa, Paris and Washington DC, educate and lobby governments to shape policy solutions that save and improve millions of lives — and which every year are under threat from cuts and other priorities.

ONE is grounded in a mission, vision and set of values that provide a foundation for our work. At ONE, we look for talented individuals who are passionate about making change and who will strive to embody our values. Please take a moment to make yourself familiar with our values and mission statement before submitting your application.



Employees of ONE work in a collaborative and creative environment. When you work for ONE, you will receive excellent benefits along with the opportunity to be part of an international organisation and contribute to our mission to end extreme poverty and preventable disease. 

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 or Washington, DC. The intern will provide support on a range of policy priorities.

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, education, transparency, agriculture and gender.
  • Find insights in data through exploratory and hypothesis-driven analysis; and help translate data into stories and insights.
  • 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 data analysis tools is preferred: Stata, R or python for data analysis; Tableau and/or version control software such as git.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Docs. Excel fluency is required.
  • Able to work quickly and accurately in a fast-paced environment with strong attention to detail.
  • 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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