IDPC recruits Policy & Communications Intern


IDPC recruits Policy & Communications Intern

15 December 2022

Policy & Communications Intern
Part-time position (50%, or 2 days / 18 hours per week)
Remote / work-from-home
Salary: £ 22,370.40 pro rata
Duration: 9-12 months

The International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) is a global network that works collectively to promote person-centred, rights-affirming drug policies at the national, regional and international levels. We have nearly 200 member organisations worldwide, and employ nine staff and consultants based in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Thailand and Ghana.

As our work continues to expand, we are recruiting a dynamic and highly motivated Policy & Communications Intern to join our team. If you are passionate about drug policy reform as a means to advance social justice and human rights, and have a knack for communicating clearly and persuasively, we want to hear from you!

This entry-level role is designed to support the IDPC network’s internal and external communications, and our efforts to build evidence for policy reform at the service of our global network, movement and communities. The role also seeks to strengthen the selected candidate’s skills and knowledge in international drug policy-making and analysis, engagement with key audiences through digital media, and the essentials of programme management.

IDPC implements an equal opportunity policy and values diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from qualified candidates without regard to ethnicity, gender identity, age, religion, disability, class, HIV status, sexual orientation. Similarly, we welcome applications from people and groups who have been negatively affected by the ‘war on drugs’.

This position is for a 9-12 months contract, depending on the candidate's availability.

Please click here to access the job description.

In 2021, IDPC transitioned into a remote working organisation and a four-day working week, so this role will be home-based rather than office-based. Nonetheless, applicants must have (and be able to evidence) the right to live and work in the UK, and must be able and willing to travel to regular team meetings that take place in or around London.

In return, IDPC will provide the necessary resources to support your remote working, as well as generous employment terms (including pension contribution in excess of the statutory requirements, 24 days’ annual leave pro rata, and a commitment to supporting personal development).

Application and selection process

If you wish to apply for this post, please complete the application form (right-click to save) and send it to, before 11pm (UK time) on Monday, 16th January 2023.

Applications received after the closing date and incomplete applications will not be considered.

We are a small team and we receive a large volume of applications, which is why we will not be able to provide feedback on applications that are not shortlisted.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a writing sample and to attend an interview in late January - early February.