Volunteering and writing opportunities


We receive a selection of interesting opportunities for volunteering/unpaid work or for work contributing to websites that don’t fit our criteria for posting an ad on w4mpjobs but may be of interest to staff.  We’ll feature them here.


Agora is the UK’s open forum for foreign policy. It bridges the gap between people interested in and knowledgeable about foreign affairs and decision makers in foreign policy by providing a platform for blogs, briefings and policy papers. The think tank is also committed to growing its active community, with regular meet ups in London for writers and those interested in international affairs.

Agora is part of the Open Think Tank Network, comprising partner organisations in Germany (Polis180), France (Argo), Switzerland (Foraus), Austria (Ponto), and Ireland (Torc) which also promote a more participatory form of foreign policy.

Anyone curious about Agora can visit our website, and those wishing to publish should read our content guidelines (https://agorathinktank.org/documents/AgoraContentGuidelines.pdf) before contacting one of our research programmes at the addresses below:

Defence & Security – defence-security@agorathinktank.org

Democracy & Governance – democracy-governance@agorathinktank.org

Europe – europe@agorathinktank.org

Energy & Climate – energy-climate@agorathinktank.org

Identities – identities@agorathinktank.org

Migration – migration@agorathinktank.org

Website: https://agorathinktank.org

Best of Africa

Founded in December 2016, The Best of Africa (thebestofafrica.org) is an online media platform that provides commentary and analysis on Africa through a network of volunteers. We are committed to promoting a more positive image of Africa from those who are passionate about the continent. 

Writing, editing and sourcing content is an essential part of what we do. In order to help to dispel negative narratives on Africa and engage, excite and educate people, an ideal candidate is a student or recent graduate with an interest in African and/or politics and international relations.

A background and active interest in all things Africa (politics, development, sport, entertainment etc.) is an added bonus.

Those interested should submit a CV and a short covering letter and a writing sample to info@thebestofafrica.org

Website: https://thebestofafrica.org/

Technical Politics

Technical Politics (https://www.technicalpolitics.com) would be happy to
consider for publication ideas articles on public policy, current
legislation, parliamentary or select committee debates, or public
policy-related events.

Articles may focus on public policy as it relates to any country,
subnational unit, government or international organisation. Particular
preference is given to balanced or neutral articles describing the
fullest range of opinions on the topic, and including substantial
quotations from representatives of both or all sides of the debate.

We also welcome original or prepublished copy from think tanks and
public policy institutes, and we are especially grateful for content
focused on public policy in non-English speaking countries.

Please note that all content will be released under a Creative Commons
licence. Technical Politics reserves the right to make minor edits to
style and grammar. By sending us content, articles or materials, you
release it for our indefinite future use. We reserve the right to refuse
to publish any article.

Email: editors@technicalpolitics.com

Website: https://www.technicalpolitics.com


Politics Unboxed

This is an unpaid writing call for anyone interested in Politics to come and help us grow a thriving channel for Political Discourse on the Politics Unboxed Platform. You would be writing articles as and when you want to, and the articles would be published in their entirity, subject to amendment by our editorial teams.

This is a new, and all volunteer organisation, aiming to bring Political News to the masses, specifically young people, in a way which cuts through the technical jargon so often prohibitive to part-time political observers and makes things more easily digestible.

Closing Date: 28 July 2021Anyone wishing to apply for this position should email the address below and outline what they would like to bring to the platform.


Website: http://politicsunboxedpodcast.wordpress.com