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Parliamentary Intern

Post:   Parliamentary Intern (up to one year fixed term)
Department:  Tynwald Chamber and Information Service
Responsible to:  Head of Chamber and Information Service
This one-year intern post is an initiative developed to provide an opportunity for gaining experience of the full range of activities and services undertaken in a modern parliament. The post-holder will work primarily within the Chamber and Information Service team, but will have the opportunity to spend time within the various Tynwald departments including Tynwald Administration, and Hansard  and to work with the Clerks.
Copies of all documents can be obtained from the Office of the Clerk of Tynwald
Details of parliamentary practices and procedures and the work of the Office of the Clerk of Tynwald can be found in the Tynwald Companion which is available from the Tynwald Website
The successful candidate will be keen to learn new skills and to develop. It is anticipated that opportunities will be provided which will both utilise the strengths of the individual and enable them to develop in areas where they are less confident.  
The successful candidate will have:
  • a flexible outlook, strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to work as a team player;
  • previous experience of research, including document drafting and review;
  • meticulous attention to detail;
  • strong IT Skills particularly in the use of MS Word and MS Excel;
  • ability to work occasional evenings, weekends and Tynwald Day; and
  • qualified to first degree level, or equivalent, with a good work ethic. Applicants without a degree will be considered but should be able to demonstrate academic ability alongside work experience.
Those considering applying for the post are welcome to contact the Head of the Chamber and Information Service, Mrs Ruth Donnelly by telephoning 01624 685764 or emailing
To apply for this role, please forward a completed application form, accompanied by a CV, by 12 noon on Thursday 30th May 2019 to Mrs Ruth Donnelly, Head of Chamber and Information Service either by email to or by post to Legislative Buildings, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 3PW.