Name of Student: Alexander Kingston
Degree Subject: Politics
Job Title: Political Consultant
Company Name: Progressive Britain
Type of Internship: Access to Internships (A2I)
What were your key duties and responsibilities during your internship?
Blogging, Data Analysis, Social Media and Writing Newsletters
What was your biggest achievement on your internship?
A blog post entitled “Progressive Winners Across the World”, featuring an analysis of the global centre-left and the current state of the UK Labour Party. The internship also helped me to make further connections within the Labour Party.
Were there any challenges and how did you overcome these?
The biggest challenge was perhaps the need to rewrite drafts of my blog + newsletters to keep up with ongoing events. In one instance, I started writing something and then by the time it was meant to be published the Prime Minister resigned his office, incurring drastic re-writes.
- Teamwork and Collaboration
- Strategic Planning
- Assessing and Managing Risk
- Decision Making
- Logical thinking
- Personal Awareness
Your message to other students considering a similar job role, organisation or sector?
On the whole, it was a positive experience and I certainly wouldn’t be opposed to working at an organisation like Progressive Britain once I finish university. I met some very interesting people, including former Prime Minister Tony Blair. I also believe it was beneficial in making further contacts, allowing me to make the necessary connections to advance in the political world.