The Institute for Government recruits staff for a wide range of roles, including in research and learning, communications, events and operations. Together our staff contribute to our aim of improving the effectiveness of government in the UK.

Our working environment is non-hierarchical, collaborative and stimulating. Typically our staff work closely together in small teams, as well as with other colleagues across the Institute. We support staff to develop their skills and gain experience through internal and external training, and provide opportunities to get involved in different aspects of the Institute’s work right from the start.

Individuals who have previously worked at the Institute have gone on to interesting and senior roles in central and local government, Parliament, the private and voluntary sectors, other think tanks and postgraduate research.

We normally recruit for interns twice yearly and researchers once a year. The timetable for applications varies, so please check back here regularly, or sign up via to be notified when new roles are advertised. More information about these roles can be found via the menu on the left.

Senior roles and vacancies in the Operations, Events and Communications teams are advertised as posts arise. If you have any questions about working at the Institute, please email