Policy Associates support the Selfless research programme and contribute to policy papers.
Associates will also support Selfless’ online output by writing blog posts and creating presentations.
We are looking for someone who has:
An inquisitive mind with an interest in global health and innovation.
Some experience of conducting research on public policy
Good interpersonal skills
Organised and with a good attention to detail
Some desk-based research experience desirable and the ability to share findings in short well-written reports and blogs.
Frequently asked questions
This role is ideal for someone looking to get hands on experience in policy writing and research. Candidates must be able to get to grips quickly with complex problems and write about them in a fluent and engaging way.
Strong candidates will be highly self-motivated with a track record of successfully completing projects. They may have had prior experience in blogging or policy writing, and take a particular interest in global health and/or innovation.
Selfless works with a range of government and NGO stakeholders to produce research and reports on topics as diverse as medical education, digital technology, and global volunteering
Your work will be shared with our community of leading experts and practitioners across healthcare and international development.
Depending on the project, commitment can be flexible. We will work with you to establish a reasonable timetable for completion.
This is an expenses-paid role. Further remuneration may be available subject to the scope of the proposed project.
Selfless gave me the opportunity to meet amazing young people who I will never forget and never would have met otherwise.
Working for Selfless led from one opportunity to another. I’ve since gone on to film and produce health related documentaries for major outlets like Channel 4.
It’s easy to lose sight of the bigger picture when you’re busy with a 9 to 5, volunteering for Selfless helped broaden my horizons and bring everything back into perspective.
You can sit back and complain about the woes of the world but Selfless pushed me out the front door to actually go and do something to make it better.
I can’t think of a time in my life where I felt so grateful for things I had as I did when I was in Bangladesh. Every human deserves to at least have simple things like running water, food and free healthcare.