Below is an A-Z list of more than 100 UK think tanks. Included are details of each organisation’s website, ‘About’ page, jobs vacancies page and Twitter handle, where they have them.

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Adam Smith Institute – The ASI

Website: www.adamsmith.org

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

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/ASI

Africa Research Institute – ARI

Website: www.africaresearchinstitute.org

About: www.africaresearchinstitute.org/about/

Jobs Page: www.africaresearchinstitute.org/jobs/

Twitter: twitter.com/AfricaResearch

Bow Group

Website: www.bowgroup.org

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

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

Twitter: twitter.com/bowgroup

Bright Blue

Website: brightblue.org.uk/

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

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/wearebrightblue

Bruges Group (The)

Website: www.brugesgroup.com/

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

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/BrugesGroup

Building and Social Housing Foundation – BSHF

Website: www.bshf.org/

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

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

Twitter: None

Centre for Cities (The)

Website: www.centreforcities.org/

About: www.centreforcities.org/about/

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

Twitter: twitter.com/CentreforCities

Centre for Cross Border Studies – CCBS

Website: crossborder.ie/

About: crossborder.ie/about-us/

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/CCBSCrossBorder

Centre for Defence Studies (The) – CDS

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

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

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/defenceresearch

Centre for Economic Policy Research (The) – CEPR

Website: cepr.org/

About: cepr.org/about-cepr

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

Twitter: twitter.com/cepr_org

Centre for Entrepreneurs (The) – CFE

Website: centreforentrepreneurs.org

About: centreforentrepreneurs.org

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/CfEntrepreneurs

Centre for London

Website: centreforlondon.org/

About: centreforlondon.org/about-us/

Jobs Page: www.centreforlondon.org/about/jobs/

Twitter: twitter.com/centreforlondon

Centre for Policy Studies (The) – CPS

Website: www.cps.org.uk/

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

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

Twitter: twitter.com/CPSthinktank

Centre for Social Justice (The) – CSJ

Website: www.centreforsocialjustice.org.uk/

About: www.centreforsocialjustice.org.uk/about

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

Twitter: twitter.com/csjthinktank

Centre for Strategic Research and Analysis (The) – CESRAN

Website: cesran.org/

About: cesran.org/about-us

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

Twitter: twitter.com/cesran

Chatham House – Royal Institute of International Affairs

Website: www.chathamhouse.org/

About: www.chathamhouse.org/About

Jobs Page: careers-chathamhouse.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1

Twitter: twitter.com/ChathamHouse

CLES

Website: cles.org.uk/

About: cles.org.uk/about-cles/about-cles/

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/CLESthinkdo

Cobden Centre (The)

Website: www.cobdencentre.org/

About: www.cobdencentre.org/about/

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/CobdenCentre

Compass

Website: www.compassonline.org.uk/

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

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/CompassOffice

Constitution Unit (The)

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

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

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

Twitter: twitter.com/ConUnit_UCL

Cordoba Foundation (The) – TCF

Website: www.thecordobafoundation.com/

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

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

Twitter: None

Defence Synergia – DS

Website: www.defencesynergia.co.uk/

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

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/DefenceSynergia

Demos

Website: www.demos.co.uk/

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

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

Twitter: twitter.com/Demos

Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (The) – DCDC

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

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

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: None

DotEveryone

Website: doteveryone.org.uk

About: doteveryone.org.uk/about-us

Jobs Page: dot-everyone.workable.com

Twitter: twitter.com/doteveryoneuk

Education Foundation (The)

Website: www.ednfoundation.org/

About: www.ednfoundation.org/about-us/

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/EdnFoundation

Education Policy Institute – EPI

Website: epi.org.uk/

About: epi.org.uk/about/

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/edupolicyinst

Ekklesia

Website: www.ekklesia.co.uk/

About: www.ekklesia.co.uk/about

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

Twitter: twitter.com/Ekklesia_co_uk

European Council on Foreign Relations – ECFR

Website: www.ecfr.eu/

About: www.ecfr.eu/about

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

Twitter: twitter.com/ecfr

Fabian Society (The)

Website: www.fabians.org.uk/

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

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

Twitter: twitter.com/thefabians

Food Foundation

Website: foodfoundation.org.uk/

About: foodfoundation.org.uk/about/

Jobs Page: foodfoundation.org.uk/contact/

Twitter: twitter.com/Food_Foundation

Foreign Policy Centre (The) – FPC

Website: fpc.org.uk/

About: fpc.org.uk/about/

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

Twitter: twitter.com/FPCthinktank

Global Warming Policy Foundation (The)

Website: www.thegwpf.org

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

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: None

Gorwel

Website: www.gorwel.co/

About: www.gorwel.co/wordpress/?page_id=2

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/gorwel_wales

Green Alliance

Website: www.green-alliance.org.uk

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

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

Twitter: twitter.com/greenallianceuk

Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Website: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk/

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

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/hlethinktank

Hansard Society (The)

Website: www.hansardsociety.org.uk/

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

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

Twitter: twitter.com/HansardSociety

Henry Jackson Society (The)

Website: henryjacksonsociety.org/

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

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

Twitter: twitter.com/HJS_Org

Human Security Centre (The) – HSC

Website: www.hscentre.org/

About: www.hscentre.org/about/

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

Twitter: twitter.com/HS_Centre

Independent Transport Commission – ITC

Website: www.theitc.org.uk

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

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: None

Institute for European Enivronmental Policy – IEEP

Website: www.ieep.eu/

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

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

Twitter: twitter.com/ieep_eu

Institute for Fiscal Studies (The) – IFS

Website: www.ifs.org.uk

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

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

Twitter: twitter.com/TheIFS

Institute for Government (The) – IfG

Website: www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk

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

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

Twitter: twitter.com/instituteforgov

Institute for Jewish Policy Research – JPR

Website: www.jpr.org.uk/

About: www.jpr.org.uk/about

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/jprinstitute

Institute for Public Policy Research – IPPR

Website: www.ippr.org

About: www.ippr.org/about

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

Twitter: twitter.com/IPPR

Institute for Strategic Dialogue (The) – ISD

Website: www.strategicdialogue.org/

About: www.strategicdialogue.org/about/

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

Twitter: twitter.com/Institute4SD

Institute for the Study of Civil Society (The) – CIVITAS

Website: civitas.org.uk/

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

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

Twitter: twitter.com/Civitas_UK

Institute of Economic Affairs (The) – IEA

Website: www.iea.org.uk

About: www.iea.org.uk/about

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

Twitter: twitter.com/iealondon

Institute of Race Relations (The) – IRR

Website: www.irr.org.uk/

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

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

Twitter: twitter.com/IRR_News

Institute of Welsh Affairs – IWA

Website: www.iwa.wales

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

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/iwa_wales

Intergenerational Foundation (The) – IF

Website: www.if.org.uk

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

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/inter_gen

International Growth Centre (The) – IGC

Website: www.theigc.org

About: www.theigc.org/about/

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

Twitter: www.twitter.com/The_IGC

International Institute for Environment and Development – IIED

Website: www.iied.org

About: www.iied.org/about

Jobs Page: www.iied.org/jobs

Twitter: twitter.com/iied/

International Institute for Strategic Studies (The) – IISS

Website: www.iiss.org/

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

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

Twitter: twitter.com/IISS_org

International Longevity Centre – UK (The) – ILCUK

Website: www.ilcuk.org.uk/

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

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/ILCUK

IPPR North Manchester – IPPR

Website: www.ippr.org/north

About: None

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/IPPRNorth

IPPR North Newcastle – IPPR

Website: www.ippr.org/north

About: None

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/IPPRNorth

IPPR Scotland – IPPR

Website: www.ippr.org/scotland

About: None

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/IPPRScotland

Joseph Rowntree Foundation (The) – JRF

Website: www.jrf.org.uk/

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

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

Twitter: twitter.com/jrf_uk

King’s Fund (The)

Website: www.kingsfund.org.uk/

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

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

Twitter: twitter.com/thekingsfund

Learning and Work Institute

Website: www.learningandwork.org.uk/

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

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

Twitter: twitter.com/LearnWorkUK

Legatum Institute (The)

Website: www.li.com

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

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

Twitter: twitter.com/LegatumInst

Local Government Information Unit – LGiU

Website: www.lgiu.org.uk/

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

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

Twitter: twitter.com/LGiU

Localis

Website: www.localis.org.uk/

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

Jobs Page: www.w4mpjobs.org/

Twitter: twitter.com/localis

LSE IDEAS

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

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

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

Twitter: twitter.com/lseideas

MigrationWatch UK

Website: www.migrationwatchuk.org/

About: www.migrationwatchuk.org/about-us

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/migrationwatch

Money and Mental Health

Website: www.moneyandmentalhealth.org/

About: www.moneyandmentalhealth.org/

Jobs Page: www.moneyandmentalhealth.org/join-the-team/

Twitter: twitter.com/mmhpi

National Institute of Economic and Social Research – NIESR

Website: www.niesr.ac.uk/

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

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

Twitter: twitter.com/NIESRorg

Nesta

Website: www.nesta.org.uk/

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

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

Twitter: twitter.com/nesta_uk

New City Initiative – NCI

Website: www.newcityinitiative.org

About: www.newcityinitiative.org/who/

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: www.twitter.com/NCityInitiative

New Economics Foundation

Website: www.neweconomics.org/

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

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

Twitter: twitter.com/NEF

New Local Government Network – NLGN

Website: www.nlgn.org.uk

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

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

Twitter: twitter.com/nlgnthinktank

New Philanthropy Capital – NPC

Website: www.thinknpc.org/

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

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

Twitter: twitter.com/NPCthinks

New Policy Institute – NPI

Website: npi.org.uk

About: npi.org.uk/about/

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

Twitter: twitter.com/npi_research

Nuffield Council on Bioethics

Website: nuffieldbioethics.org

About: nuffieldbioethics.org/about/

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

Twitter: twitter.com/Nuffbioethics

Nuffield Trust (The)

Website: www.nuffieldtrust.org.uk/

About: www.nuffieldtrust.org.uk/about

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

Twitter: twitter.com/nuffieldtrust

Open Europe

Website: openeurope.org.uk/

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

Jobs Page: openeurope.org.uk/careers/

Twitter: twitter.com/OpenEurope

Overseas Development Institute – ODI

Website: www.odi.org

About: www.odi.org/about

Jobs Page: jobs.odi.org.uk/Search.aspx

Twitter: twitter.com/ODIdev/

Oxford Research Group – ORG

Website: www.oxfordresearchgroup.org.uk/

About: www.oxfordresearchgroup.org.uk/about

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

Twitter: twitter.com/orginfo

Policy Connect

Website: www.policyconnect.org.uk/

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

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

Twitter: twitter.com/policy_connect

Policy Exchange – PX

Website: www.policyexchange.org.uk

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

Jobs Page: policyexchange.org.uk/opportunities/

Twitter: twitter.com/Policy_Exchange

Policy Network

Website: www.policy-network.net

About: www.policy-network.net/content/342/about%20us

Jobs Page: www.policy-network.net/content/364/Vacancies

Twitter: twitter.com/policynetwork

Policy Studies Institute – PSI

Website: www.psi.org.uk/

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

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/psi_london

Politeia

Website: www.politeia.co.uk/

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

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/PoliteiaUK

Progress

Website: www.progressonline.org.uk/

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

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

Twitter: twitter.com/ProgressOnline

Quilliam

Website: www.quilliaminternational.com/

About: www.quilliaminternational.com/about/

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

Twitter: twitter.com/Quilliamint

Radix

Website: radix.org.uk/

About: radix.org.uk/#About

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/Radix_UK

RAND Europe

Website: www.rand.org/randeurope.html

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

Jobs Page: jobs.rand.org/psp/erprod/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL

Twitter: twitter.com/RANDEurope

Re-Define

Website: re-define.org/

About: re-define.org/about-us

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/ReDefineEurope

Reform

Website: www.reform.uk/

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

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

Twitter: twitter.com/reformthinktank

Renewable Energy Foundation (The) – REF

Website: www.ref.org.uk

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

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: None

Resolution Foundation

Website: www.resolutionfoundation.org/

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

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

Twitter: twitter.com/resfoundation

ResPublica

Website: www.respublica.org.uk

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

Jobs Page: www.respublica.org.uk/jobs/

Twitter: twitter.com/res_publica

Royal Air Force Centre for Air Power Studies – RAF CAPS

Website: www.airpowerstudies.co.uk/

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

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

Twitter: None

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

Website: www.thersa.org/

About: www.thersa.org/about-us

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

Twitter: twitter.com/thersaorg

Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies – RUSI

Website: rusi.org

About: rusi.org/about-rusi

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

Twitter: twitter.com/RUSI_org

Scotland’s Futures Forum

Website: www.scotlandfutureforum.org/

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

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/ScotFutures

Smith Institute (The)

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

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

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/smith_institute

Social Affairs Unit (The) – SAU

Website: www.socialaffairsunit.org.uk/

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

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: None

Social Market Foundation – SMF

Website: www.smf.co.uk/

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

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

Twitter: twitter.com/smfthinktank

Southern Policy Centre

Website: southernpolicycentre.co.uk/

About: southernpolicycentre.co.uk/about/

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/policysouth

Sutton Trust (The)

Website: www.suttontrust.com/

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

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

Twitter: twitter.com/suttontrust

Theos

Website: www.theosthinktank.co.uk/

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

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

Twitter: twitter.com/theosthinktank

Wilberforce Society (The)

Website: thewilberforcesociety.co.uk/

About: thewilberforcesociety.co.uk/about/

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/TWSCambridge

Work Foundation (The)

Website: www.theworkfoundation.com

About: www.theworkfoundation.com/Aboutus

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

Twitter: twitter.com/workfoundation

Young Foundation

Website: youngfoundation.org/

About: youngfoundation.org/about-us/

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

Twitter: twitter.com/the_young_fdn

Z/Yen

Website: www.zyen.com/

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

Jobs Page: 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.