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The Office of the Clerk supports the work of Tynwald, the Isle of Man’s parliament. We are looking for people with an interest in people to join our small, friendly team supporting our unique, modern parliament.    


Tynwald Internship Programme 

We are looking for three Parliamentary Interns to join different teams in the Office of the Clerk of Tynwald. Each role will give the successful applicant the opportunity to develop skills in a variety of areas as you will be directly involved in providing services to Members of Tynwald, the Clerks and other stakeholders.  
Each intern post is designed as a development opportunity to gain experience of the full range of activities and services undertaken in a modern parliament. The post-holder will work primarily within their services team, but will have the opportunity to spend time within the various Tynwald Office teams and to work with the Clerks.   
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 - 

Post: Parliamentary Intern x 3 (Limited Term Appointment of one year)  

Section(s): Legislative Services and Corporate and Engagement Services

Grade: Parliamentary Intern

Salary: £20,402 (Pay Band 2; Spine Point 11)

Pattern of Working:  Each post is a full-time role of 37 hours per week. Alternative working arrangements will be ​considered, subject to meeting the needs of the Office of the Clerk of Tynwald. The post holder may occasionally be required to work evenings and weekends by arrangement.

Responsible for:  No formal line management

Closing date: Friday 24th June 2022 at midday

Start date: September 2022 

   For more information about each of the roles, see the relevant Further Particulars on the left navigation. 

About the Office of the Clerk of Tynwald  

The office delivers high-quality services to Tynwald and the public, while maintaining a reputation for excellence both on and off the Isle of Man. You will be joining a small team of around 25 people delivering a wide range of parliamentary and administrative services. 

Working in a small organisation demands flexibility and adaptability. These key qualities  enable the Office of the Clerk of Tynwald to deliver the wide range of services expected in a modern parliament. 

Part-time or Alternative Working Arrangements  

We are happy to discuss part-time or flexible working arrangements, subject to meeting the needs of the office and the parliamentary cycle. In your application, please let us know your preferred working hours.

The post holder may be required to work occasional evenings and weekends subject to business need; if required this will be arranged in advance.  

All Clerk of Tynwald’s staff are asked to work on Tynwald Day; this is remunerated and time in lieu of the Bank Holiday is given.

What this role can offer you

This post provides the opportunity to work in a small, forward thinking parliamentary office. You will develop your understanding of Tynwald and its procedures while supporting the oldest continuous parliament in the world.

Flexible Working

The Office of the Clerk of Tynwald operates a flexi time scheme for hours of work for all staff. We understand that such a scheme can improve work-life balance and support health and wellbeing.

Development Opportunities

The Office of the Clerk of Tynwald is a unique place to work with opportunities to work on a wide range of tasks both on-Island, within the Tynwald precincts, and off-Island, with our commitment to inter-parliamentary engagement.   

You will be encouraged to develop relationships with your counterparts in other legislatures by attending and participating in relevant conferences and events.     

We recognise the importance of continuous professional and personal development opportunities for all staff. You will have access to the Civil Service Learning, Education and Development Centre and we encourage you to be proactive in your own development to help you excel in your new role.   

Inclusion and Diversity  

The Office of the Clerk of Tynwald offers an inclusive workplace culture and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, marital status or whether or not they have a disability.


How to find out more and apply

To learn more about the role, please access the Further Particulars​ for the role you are interested in applying for. If you have difficulties, please contact the main office on 01624 685500 or by email at    

Informal discussion

For an information discussion about the role, feel free to contact the named person on the Further Particulars.  


An application form is available via the links at the side of this page.

To apply, send a completed application form with a copy of your curriculum vitae (cv) to  

Please mark your application for the attention of Mr Jonathan King, Clerk of Tynwald. Hard copy applications should be sent to Mr Jonathan King, Clerk of Tynwald, Legislative Buildings, Finch Road, Douglas, Isle of Man IM1 3PW.;

If you have difficulties applying online please contact the Office on 01624 685500 or by email at 

Interviews and Assessment

You will be updated on your progress via the email address you provide. Please check your Junk Mail and Spam folders to make sure you don’t miss any correspondence.

The interview will comprise a short assessment and a panel interview. During the interview, the panel will ask for examples from your own experience that demonstrate that you have the qualities we are looking for.​