Below is an A-Z list of more than 90 UK think tanks. Included are details of each organisation’s website, ‘About’ page, jobs vacancies page and Twitter handle, where they have them.

For more details on all these organisations, and a complete guide to think tank life, check out Working for a Think Tank: How to get a job, be effective and influence policy, now available on Amazon.

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Adam Smith Institute (ASI)

Website: http://www.adamsmith.org

About: http://www.adamsmith.org/about-the-asi

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: @ASI

Africa Research Institute (ARI)

Website: http://www.africaresearchinstitute.org

About: http://www.africaresearchinstitute.org/about

Jobs Page: http://www.africaresearchinstitute.org/jobs

Twitter: @AfricaResearch

Bow Group

Website: http://www.bowgroup.org

About: http://www.bowgroup.org/content/welcome-bow-group

Jobs Page: http://www.bowgroup.org/content/careers

Twitter: @bowgroup

Bright Blue

Website: http://brightblue.org.uk

About: http://brightblue.org.uk/index.php/about/what-is-bright-blue

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: @WeAreBrightBlue

Bruges Group

Website: http://www.brugesgroup.com

About: http://www.brugesgroup.com/about/the-bruges-group

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: @BrugesGroup

Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF)

Website: http://www.bshf.org

About: http://www.bshf.org/about-bshf

Jobs Page: http://www.bshf.org/about-bshf/vacancies

Twitter: @bshf

Centre for Cities

Website: http://www.centreforcities.org

About: http://www.centreforcities.org/about

Jobs Page: http://www.centreforcities.org/about/jobs-and-internships

Twitter: @CentreforCities

Centre for Defence Studies (CDS)

Website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/departments/warstudies/research/groups/cds/index.aspx

About: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/departments/warstudies/research/groups/cds/about.aspx

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: @DefenceResearch

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Website: http://cepr.org

About: http://cepr.org/about-cepr

Jobs Page: http://cepr.org/content/job-opportunities-research

Twitter: @cepr_org

Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE)

Website: http://centreforentrepreneurs.org

About: http://centreforentrepreneurs.org

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: @CfEntrepreneurs

Centre for London

Website: http://centreforlondon.org

About: http://centreforlondon.org/about-us

Jobs Page: http://centreforlondon.org/recruitment

Twitter: @centreforlondon

Centre for Policy Studies (CPS)

Website: http://www.cps.org.uk

About: http://www.cps.org.uk/about

Jobs Page: http://www.cps.org.uk/get-involved/vacancies

Twitter: @CPSthinktank

Centre for Social Justice (CSJ)

Website: http://www.centreforsocialjustice.org.uk

About: http://www.centreforsocialjustice.org.uk/about/story

Jobs Page: http://www.centreforsocialjustice.org.uk/about/jobs

Twitter: @csjthinktank

Centre for Strategic Research and Analysis (CESRAN)

Website: http://cesran.org

About: http://cesran.org/about-us

Jobs Page: http://cesran.org/volunteering-at-cesran-international

Twitter: @cesran

Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs)

Website: https://www.chathamhouse.org

About: https://www.chathamhouse.org/About

Jobs Page: https://www.chathamhouse.org/careers

Twitter: @ChathamHouse

Institute for the Study of Civil Society (CIVITAS)

Website: http://civitas.org.uk

About: http://civitas.org.uk/about-us

Jobs Page: http://www.civitas.org.uk/contact-us/vacancies

Twitter: @Civitas_UK

Cobden Centre

Website: http://www.cobdencentre.org

About: http://www.cobdencentre.org/about

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: @CobdenCentre

Compass

Website: http://www.compassonline.org.uk

About: http://www.compassonline.org.uk/about

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: @CompassOffice

Constitution Unit

Website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/constitution-unit

About: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/constitution-unit/aboutus

Jobs Page: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/constitution-unit/aboutus/opportunties

Twitter: @ConUnit_UCL

Cordoba Foundation (TCF)

Website: http://www.thecordobafoundation.com

About: http://www.thecordobafoundation.com/about_us.php?load=20

Jobs Page: http://www.thecordobafoundation.com/about_us.php?load=6

Twitter: @CordobaFoundati

Defence Synergia (DS)

Website: http://www.defencesynergia.co.uk

About: http://www.defencesynergia.co.uk/about

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: @DefenceSynergia

Demos

Website: http://www.demos.co.uk

About: http://www.demos.co.uk/about

Jobs Page: http://www.demos.co.uk/about/jobs-internships

Twitter: @Demos

Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC)

Website: https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/development-concepts-and-doctrine-centre

About: https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/development-concepts-and-doctrine-centre#what-we-do

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: None

Education Foundation

Website: http://www.ednfoundation.org

About: http://www.ednfoundation.org/about

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: @ednFoundation

Education Policy Institute (EPI)

Website: http://epi.org.uk

About: http://epi.org.uk/about

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: @edupolicyinst

Ekklesia

Website: http://www.ekklesia.co.uk

About: http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/about

Jobs Page: http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/about/jobs

Twitter: @Ekklesia_co_uk

European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)

Website: http://www.ecfr.eu

About: http://www.ecfr.eu/about

Jobs Page: http://www.ecfr.eu/pages/jobs

Twitter: @ecfr

Fabian Society

Website: http://www.fabians.org.uk

About: http://www.fabians.org.uk/about

Jobs Page: http://www.fabians.org.uk/about/recruitment

Twitter: @thefabians

Foreign Policy Centre (FPC)

Website: http://fpc.org.uk

About: http://fpc.org.uk/about

Jobs Page: http://fpc.org.uk/about/vacancies

Twitter: @FPCthinktank

Global Warming Policy Foundation

Website: http://www.thegwpf.org

About: http://www.thegwpf.org/who-we-are

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: None

Green Alliance

Website: http://www.green-alliance.org.uk

About: http://www.green-alliance.org.uk/about.php

Jobs Page: http://www.green-alliance.org.uk/vacancies.php

Twitter: @greenallianceuk

Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Website: http://www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

About: http://www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk/about

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: @hlethinktank

Hansard Society

Website: https://www.hansardsociety.org.uk

About: https://www.hansardsociety.org.uk/about/what-we-do

Jobs Page: https://www.hansardsociety.org.uk/about/job-opportunities

Twitter: @HansardSociety

Henry Jackson Society

Website: http://henryjacksonsociety.org

About: http://henryjacksonsociety.org/about-the-society

Jobs Page: http://henryjacksonsociety.org/support-the-hjs/staff-vacancies

Twitter:@HJS_Org

Human Security Centre (HSC)

Website: http://www.hscentre.org

About: http://www.hscentre.org/about

Jobs Page: http://www.hscentre.org/staff-2-2/vacancies

Twitter: @HS_Centre

Independent Transport Commission (ITC)

Website: http://www.theitc.org.uk

About: http://www.theitc.org.uk/about-us

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: None

Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP)

Website: http://www.ieep.eu

About: http://www.ieep.eu/about-us/about-ieep

Jobs Page: http://www.ieep.eu/work-with-us

Twitter: @ieep_eu

Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)

Website: http://www.ifs.org.uk

About: http://www.ifs.org.uk/about

Jobs Page: http://www.ifs.org.uk/jobs

Twitter: @TheIFS

Institute for Government (IfG)

Website: http://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/

About: http://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/about-us

Jobs Page: http://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/about-us/jobs

Twitter: @instituteforgov

Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR)

Website: http://www.jpr.org.uk

About: http://www.jpr.org.uk/about

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: @jprinstitute

Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)

Website: http://www.ippr.org

About: http://www.ippr.org/about

Jobs Page: http://www.ippr.org/about/vacancies

Twitter: @IPPR

Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD)

Website: http://www.strategicdialogue.org

About: http://www.strategicdialogue.org/about

Jobs Page: http://www.strategicdialogue.org/current-vacancies

Twitter: @Institute4SD

Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)

Website: http://www.iea.org.uk

About: http://www.iea.org.uk/about

Jobs Page: http://www.iea.org.uk/about/jobs

Twitter: @iealondon

Institute of Race Relations (IRR)

Website: http://www.irr.org.uk

About: http://www.irr.org.uk/about

Jobs Page: http://www.irr.org.uk/about/vacancies

Twitter: @IRR_News

Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA)

Website: http://www.iwa.wales

About: http://www.iwa.wales/about-us

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: @iwa_wales

Intergenerational Foundation (IF)

Website: http://www.if.org.uk

About: http://www.if.org.uk/about/about-if

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: @inter_gen

International Growth Centre (IGC)

Website: http://www.theigc.org

About: http://www.theigc.org/about

Jobs Page: http://www.theigc.org/about/careers

Twitter: @The_IGC

International Institute for Environment and Development (IED)

Website: http://www.iied.org

About: http://www.iied.org/about

Jobs Page: http://www.iied.org/jobs

Twitter: @iied

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

Website: https://www.iiss.org

About: https://www.iiss.org/en/about-s-us

Jobs Page: https://www.iiss.org/en/about-s-us/careers

Twitter: @IISS_org

International Longevity Centre – UK (ILCUK)

Website: http://www.ilcuk.org.uk

About: http://www.ilcuk.org.uk/index.php/about

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: @ILCUK

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Website: https://www.jrf.org.uk

About: https://www.jrf.org.uk/about-us

Jobs Page: https://www.jrf.org.uk/jobs

Twitter: @jrf_uk

The King’s Fund

Website: http://www.kingsfund.org.uk

About: http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/about-us

Jobs Page: https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/about-us/jobs

Twitter: @thekingsfund

Learning and Work Institute

Website: http://www.learningandwork.org.uk

About: http://www.learningandwork.org.uk/what-we-do/about-us

Jobs Page: http://www.learningandwork.org.uk/what-we-do/work-us

Twitter: @LearnWorkUK

Legatum Institute

Website: http://www.li.com

About: http://www.li.com/about/about-the-legatum-institute

Jobs Page: http://www.li.com/about/jobs

Twitter: @LegatumInst

Local Government Information Unit (LGiU)

Website: http://www.lgiu.org.uk

About: http://www.lgiu.org.uk/about-lgiu

Jobs Page: http://www.lgiu.org.uk/2011/01/17/job-vacancies-at-lgiu

Twitter: @LGiU

Localis

Website: http://www.localis.org.uk

About: http://www.localis.org.uk/about

Jobs Page: All jobs advertised at http://www.w4mpjobs.org

Twitter: @Localis

LSE Ideas

Website: http://www.lse.ac.uk/IDEAS/Home.aspx

About: http://www.lse.ac.uk/IDEAS/about/about.aspx

Jobs Page: http://www.lse.ac.uk/IDEAS/about/jobs/Jobs.aspx

Twitter: @lseideas

MigrationWatch UK

Website: http://www.migrationwatchuk.org

About: http://www.migrationwatchuk.org/about-us

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: @migrationwatch

National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)

Website: http://www.niesr.ac.uk

About: http://www.niesr.ac.uk/about-us

Jobs Page: http://www.niesr.ac.uk/job-vacancies

Twitter: @NIESRorg

Nesta

Website: http://www.nesta.org.uk

About: http://www.nesta.org.uk/about-us

Jobs Page: http://www.nesta.org.uk/jobs

Twitter: @Nesta_UK

New City Initiative (NCI)

Website: http://www.newcityinitiative.org

About: http://www.newcityinitiative.org/who

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: @NCityInitiative

New Economics Foundation (NEF)

Website: http://www.neweconomics.org

About: http://www.neweconomics.org/pages/what-we-do

Jobs Page: http://neweconomics.org/work-with-us

Twitter: @NEF

New Local Government Network (NLGN)

Website: http://www.nlgn.org.uk

About: http://www.nlgn.org.uk/public/about-nlgn

Jobs Page: http://www.nlgn.org.uk/public/job-vacancies

Twitter: @NLGNthinktank

New Philanthropy Capital (NPC)

Website: http://www.thinknpc.org

About: http://www.thinknpc.org/about-npc

Jobs Page: http://www.thinknpc.org/about-npc/work-at-npc

Twitter: @NPCthinks

New Policy Institute (NPI)

Website: http://npi.org.uk

About: http://npi.org.uk/about

Jobs Page: http://npi.org.uk/about/jobs-and-internships

Twitter: @NPI_research

Nuffield Council on Bioethics

Website: http://nuffieldbioethics.org

About: http://nuffieldbioethics.org/about

Jobs Page: http://nuffieldbioethics.org/about/job-opportunities

Twitter: @Nuffbioethics

Nuffield Trust

Website: http://www.nuffieldtrust.org.uk

About: http://www.nuffieldtrust.org.uk/about

Jobs Page: http://www.nuffieldtrust.org.uk/about/job-vacancies

Twitter: @nuffieldtrust

Open Europe

Website: http://openeurope.org.uk

About: http://openeurope.org.uk/today/vision

Jobs Page: http://openeurope.org.uk/careers

Twitter: @OpenEurope

Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Website: https://www.odi.org

About: https://www.odi.org/about

Jobs Page: https://www.odi.org/about/jobs

Twitter: @ODIdev

Oxford Research Group (ORG)

Website: http://www.oxfordresearchgroup.org.uk

About: http://www.oxfordresearchgroup.org.uk/about

Jobs Page: http://www.oxfordresearchgroup.org.uk/about/jobs

Twitter: @orginfo

Policy Connect

Website: http://www.policyconnect.org.uk

About: http://www.policyconnect.org.uk/about-us

Jobs Page: http://www.policyconnect.org.uk/careers

Twitter: @policy_connect

Policy Exchange (PX)

Website: http://www.policyexchange.org.uk

About: http://www.policyexchange.org.uk/about-us

Jobs Page: https://policyexchange.org.uk/opportunities

Twitter: @Policy_Exchange

Policy Studies Institute (PSI)

Website: http://www.psi.org.uk

About: http://www.psi.org.uk/site/about_article/about_psi

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: @psi_london

Politeia

Website: http://www.politeia.co.uk

About: http://www.politeia.co.uk/about-us

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: @PoliteiaUK

Progress

Website: https://www.progress.com

About: http://www.progressonline.org.uk/about-progress

Jobs Page: http://www.progressonline.org.uk/about-progress/jobs

Twitter: @ProgressOnline

Quilliam

Website: http://www.quilliaminternational.com

About: http://www.quilliaminternational.com/about

Jobs Page: http://www.quilliaminternational.com/about/careers

Twitter: @QuilliamInt

RAND Europe

Website: http://www.rand.org/randeurope.html

About: http://www.rand.org/randeurope/about.html

Jobs Page: http://www.rand.org/jobs.html

Twitter: @RANDEurope

Re-Define

Website: http://re-define.org

About: http://re-define.org/about-us

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: @ReDefineEurope

Reform

Website: http://www.reform.uk

About: http://www.reform.uk/about/directors-introduction

Jobs Page: http://www.reform.uk/about/jobs

Twitter: @reformthinktank

Renewable Energy Foundation

Website: http://www.ref.org.uk

About: http://www.ref.org.uk/about-ref

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: None

Resolution Foundation

Website: http://www.resolutionfoundation.org

About: http://www.resolutionfoundation.org/about-us/mission

Jobs Page: http://www.resolutionfoundation.org/about-us/opportunities

Twitter: @resfoundation

ResPublica

Website: http://www.respublica.org.uk

About: http://www.respublica.org.uk/about-us

Jobs Page: http://www.respublica.org.uk/work-with-us

Twitter: @res_publica

Royal Air Force Centre for Air Power Studies (RAF CAPS)

Website: http://www.airpowerstudies.co.uk

About: http://www.airpowerstudies.co.uk/id7.html

Jobs Page: http://www.airpowerstudies.co.uk/id6.html

Twitter: None

Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA)

Website: https://www.thersa.org

About: https://www.thersa.org/about-us

Jobs Page: https://www.thersa.org/about-us/jobs

Twitter: @thersaorg

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Website: https://rusi.org

About: https://rusi.org/inside-rusi

Jobs Page: https://rusi.org/inside-rusi/careers

Twitter: @RUSI_org

Scotland’s Futures Forum

Website: http://www.scotlandfutureforum.org

About: http://www.scotlandfutureforum.org/index.php?id=55

Jobs: None

Twitter: @ScotFutures

Smith Institute

Website: http://www.smith-institute.org.uk

About: http://www.smith-institute.org.uk/about

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: @Smith_Institute

Social Affairs Unit

Website: http://www.socialaffairsunit.org.uk

About: http://www.socialaffairsunit.org.uk/about_us.php

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: None

Social Market Foundation

Website: http://www.smf.co.uk

About: http://www.smf.co.uk/about-us

Jobs Page: http://www.smf.co.uk/about-us/#opportunities

Twitter: @smfthinktank

Sutton Trust

Website: http://www.suttontrust.com

About: http://www.suttontrust.com/about-us/us

Jobs Page: http://www.suttontrust.com/about-us/recruitment

Twitter: @suttontrust

Theos

Website: http://www.theosthinktank.co.uk

About: http://www.theosthinktank.co.uk/home/about-theos

Jobs Page: http://www.theosthinktank.co.uk/home/internships-and-jobs

Twitter: @theosthinktank

Work Foundation (The)

Website: http://www.theworkfoundation.com

About: http://www.theworkfoundation.com/Aboutus

Jobs Page: http://www.theworkfoundation.com/Aboutus/Work-for-us

Twitter: @workfoundation

Wilberforce Society (The)

Website: http://thewilberforcesociety.co.uk

About: http://thewilberforcesociety.co.uk/about

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: @TWSCambridge

Young Foundation

Website: http://youngfoundation.org

About: http://youngfoundation.org/about-us

Jobs Page: http://youngfoundation.org/about-us/vacancies

Twitter: @the_young_fdn

Z/Yen

Website: http://www.zyen.com

About: http://www.zyen.com/who-we-do.html

Jobs Page: http://www.zyen.com/careers.html

Twitter: None

For more details on all these organisations, and a complete guide to think tank life, check out “Working for a Think Tank: How to get a job, be effective and influence policy“, now available on Amazon.