There are a number of different roles within this sector, including working at a think tank, being a politician's assistant and undertaking social research.
If you have questions about your plans, talk to a member of our team.
Nadia talks about her interest in politics and how she has gained valuable work experience.
Her experience included working as a parliamentary intern during the Referendum campaign.
John Hess worked for BBC East Midlands Today between 1997 and 2015 and at a recent Spotlight On event he kindly talked to us about his career and the challenges facing political journalists today.
In this video John talks about his interest in politics and the skills you need to become a journalist. In this competitive area of work, he offers advice on how to impress a future employer.
In this video John talks about the challenges of political journalism, the difference between regional and national reporting and the impact of social media on the profession.
Government research officers
Public affairs - think tanks and lobbying firms
Trade Union research officers
Work experience and job vacancies
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