Politics in Action
Politics in Action is an optional full-year module for third-year PIR undergraduates. Politics in Action students:
- work once a week at a politics-related placement during term time;
- attend a career development training course to get as much as possible out of their placement and plan for their future careers;
- conduct a piece of independent academic research on a topic related to their placement.
Placements can range from working for an MP, a national, or an international institutions, to working for an NGO, a think tank, or a media organisation. Once they get accepted into the course, Politics in Action students are supported by the PIR department and RHUL Careers Service to find a placement that suits their skills and aspirations. As part of the course, students can meet with a Careers Consultant and discuss their applications strategy and get help with identifying and researching potential placements. Each student can also get feedback on their applications as well as practice before an interview.
Here are some examples and advice from current and past Politics in Action students: