Chalk to host internship week for Cheltenham students

Cheltenham's MP, Alex Chalk, has announced details of his annual internship week for Cheltenham students. During the election campaign, the town's Conservative MP hopeful pledged to build upon his inaugural 'Law and Politics' internship week, held last summer, by organising a follow up programme within his first 100 days in office.

The internship, which will take place between August 25-28th 2015, will give 20 local students the chance to gain an insight into the political world, with public speaking training, writing tips, a tour of local councils and an opportunity to meet high profile politicians all on the agenda.

Commenting on the launch of the programme, Mr Chalk said ''I'm delighted to be able to offer this opportunity for local students, fulfiling a promise I made in the lead up to the general election. Last year's internship week was a resounding success, with participants gaining valuable CV points. Some even claim the experience was a decisive factor in helping them get into their first choice university. I'm glad to be able to offer this opportunity to another 20 Cheltonians.''

Interested parties should apply by emailing Mr Chalk's office on ben@alexchalk.com, along with a copy of their CV and an accompanying note explaining why they want to take part in the internship week.