The Social Market Foundation (SMF) is an independent public policy think tank. We are not politically aligned and have members from across the political spectrum on our Board of Trustees and Advisory Panel. Our work spans public service reform and the social market economy, and champions ideas that marry a pro-market orientation with concern for social justice. Since its inception in 1989, the SMF has gained an enviable reputation for the rigour of its research, driving policy debate based on sound argument and clear evidence.
Policy Advisory Board
There are currently no vacancies at the SMF. Please check back at a later date.
SMF Research Internship Programme
The SMF runs a paid research internship programme, designed to provide an opportunity to gain invaluable experience in a public policy environment. SMF internships are well known for their high quality and their emphasis on providing interns with a solid grounding in public policy research methods. During your internship, you will be an integral member of the research team, contributing to SMF policy projects. We will give you the opportunity to gain experience in all the main areas of our work, from brainstorming and engaging in policy discussions, to research and analysis, and to policy development and communications.
We are not currently recruiting for a Research Intern. Please check back at a later date.
The Social Market Foundation is a registered charity (no. 1000971) whose purpose is to advance the education of the public in the economic, social and political sciences.
We are funded predominantly through sponsorship of our research, public policy debates and party conference work. The sponsor of each debate or publication is clearly displayed on the materials accompanying the event or on the publication, and on the relevant webpage. The SMF retains full editorial control over all of its output. Further information is available in our sponsorship policy.
Please find further information on our funders for the last financial year here. Information from previous financial years is available on our page on the Charity Commission website.