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    Presidential Management Fellows applications open 23 October – 1 November

Presidential Management Fellows applications open 23 October – 1 November

The USA’s flagship leadership development programme since 1977, the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program matches graduate students with federal opportunities across the country. A two-year paid fellowship includes challenging assignments, developmental assignments and numerous networking opportunities which will enable successful finalists to develop skills they can take forward onto future careers in government or alternative sectors.

Finalists are hired by […]

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From LSE to the Fast Stream

Guest blog from Nathan Prakash Paterson, who graduated with a BSc Economic History with Economics degree in 2014 from the London School of Economics. During his time at university he completed the Civil Service Summer Diversity Internship Programme (SDIP) before spending time overseas with an NGO in Kenya and the graduate management consulting programme of a multinational firm.

He then […]

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Jay Stoll – Senior Parliamentary Assistant, UK Parliament

Jay Stoll completed the BSc International Relations and History at LSE in 2013. He now works as a Senior Parliamentary Assistant at UK Parliament
“Make sure you use your time at LSE to build your skill set for life beyond the library.”
Find out more about Jay Stoll and his experiences on his graduate profile page.

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    Dustin R. Daniels – Chief of Staff, City of Tallahassee Mayor Office

Dustin R. Daniels – Chief of Staff, City of Tallahassee Mayor Office

Dustin R. Daniels completed the MSc in Development Management at LSE in 2013. He now works as a Chief of Staff at the Office of the Mayor in City of Tallahassee
“The opportunity to build relationships with some of the most accomplished students from around the world was truly edifying.”
Find out more about Dustin R. Daniels and his experiences on his graduate […]

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    Mary-Jay East – Senior Parliamentary Adviser, Policy Research Unit

Mary-Jay East – Senior Parliamentary Adviser, Policy Research Unit

Mary-Jay East graduated from LSE in 2011 with a masters in global politics. She now works as a Senior Parliamentary Adviser for the Conservative Party.

“LSE definitely gave me the exposure to the gold standard of research and ideas about politics and international relations that is sought after in both academia and business.”

Read more about Mary-Jay by viewing her full […]

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    Austin Vevurka – Communications Director, U.S. House of Representatives

Austin Vevurka – Communications Director, U.S. House of Representatives

Austin Vevurka completed the MSc in Political Theory at LSE in 2010. He now works as the Communications Director at the U.S. House of Representatives

“I chose this job because I believe in the importance of public service. I feel that I have a responsibility to help those who are less well off. I am passionate about politics and public service and feel […]

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    Ashley Kelmore – Response Planning Manager, Public Health Seattle & King County

Ashley Kelmore – Response Planning Manager, Public Health Seattle & King County

Ashley Kelmore completed the MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy at LSE in 2010. She now works as a Response Planning Manager for Public Health Seattle & King County

“My day to day work is pretty interesting. I write emergency response plans, which help guide our actions in a disaster. I work a lot with city emergency managers within the County […]

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    Paloma Correa – Social Policy Analyst, Social Development Ministry

Paloma Correa – Social Policy Analyst, Social Development Ministry

Paloma Correa completed the MSc in Human Rights at LSE in 2010. She now works as a Social Policy Analyst for Social Development Ministry

“This job represents an opportunity to analyse and implement social policies in my country. Living in Brasília, where all political decisions in Brazil are taken, has also been a rich experience! Our tasks are directly related to […]

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Insider tips – working in economics and statistics

Guest blog by LSE alumna Tanya Flower, Assistant Economist in the Office for National Statistics (ONS):

Standing out from the crowd through experience in unusual places
I graduated in July 2013 with an undergraduate degree in Maths and Economics from LSE. During university, I did several small work experience placements and shadowing to get experience, because these days it’s quite difficult […]

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Insider tips – working in a think tank

Guest blog by Rory Kinane who works at international affairs think tank Chatham House:

Think tanks are a strange type of institution that often defy simple categorisation. They sit somewhere between the apex of academia, policy making and media-commentary. At their best they can be agenda setting institutions that sit at the front of global policy debates and offer fantastic […]

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