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As part of our commitment to increasing diversity within both our own work force and the economic policy making sector, the Resolution Foundation is offering a paid training opportunity for BAME postgraduate students (including those planning to study, currently studying for, or having recently obtained a postgraduate qualification) to learn from our experts and produce research outputs for publication on the Foundation website. Trainees are fully integrated into our research process, benefiting from peer supervision, informal in-house training, involvement in the wider work of the Foundation, and specific guidance tailored to the needs of the individual.

The 12-weeks programme is focused on individuals with an interest but little experience in economic and/or public policy analysis. The aim is to ensure they contribute to a number of outputs that they can
reference on their CV.

Candidates should be reliable and hold:
– A solid understanding of UK economics and / or public policy;
– Strong quantitative analysis skills;
– A relevant BA/BSc qualification or equivalent knowledge gained in another environment; and
– A commitment to supporting the Foundation’s focus on improving outcomes for people on low
and middle incomes.

The training placement will take place during August to October, exact dates to be confirmed, depending on individual circumstances. Overseas students will be considered, subject to their having
an unrestricted right to work in the UK (the Foundation is unable to sponsor visa applications for the summer training programme). Assistance for interview expenses may be provided subject to agreement
in advance. Trainees are provided with payment at London Living Wage rates in order to ensure socioeconomic disadvantage does not preclude participation. No additional funds are available to help
with travel or subsistence during the placement and we are unable to help with any accommodation requirements.

Resolution Foundation’s BAME postgraduate placement training scheme is a positive action initiative targeted at postgraduate students and recent graduates of African,
African-Caribbean, Asian or Chinese origin, as these groups are currently underrepresented regionally, and nationally, in economics and policy making.

Applications for summer 2020 are invited between 1 May 2020 and 30 June 2020, and must be made using RF’s application platform. Applications received at any other time will not be considered.

For full details, please download our application pack.

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