Political Science Internships in the UK - London, Oxford, & Belfast

The capital city of London is the site of 10 Downing Street, the British civil service and government (collectively known as ‘Whitehall’) and Parliament (the House of Commons and the House of Lords). London is also home to many of the UK’s think tanks, which are a key draw for Political Science students. The Fabian Society, founded in 1884, is one of Europe’s oldest political think tanks, while London’s Chatham House, established in 1920, is well known in the United States.

Another famous product of the UK government is the Behavioural Insights Team (known as the ‘nudge unit’). It is a social purpose company that started as a branch of the UK government at 10 Downing Street. It was the world’s first government institution dedicated to using behavioural sciences to redesign public services and has since spawned a book and offices around the world.