ProjectPolicy.org is a startup effort established by a team of Cambridge researchers working to make it easier to access policy-relevant data. The project has earned recognition from a couple of startup competitions in the U.K. and should be able to release a beta edition of their tools early next year. This is a short video explaining how the tool might work:
They are looking for help, and are advertising for Policy Fellows and a Technology Associate. The Policy Fellows would work remotely, gathering and curating data for a particular geographic region. The Technology Associate could work virtually (though I have a hard time seeing it), and could do this alongside relevant undergraduate studies. It would likely require a longer time commitment per week than the Policy Fellows.
This is a startup, so they are looking for students and the rewards are in growing experience and expertise. I wish them good fortune.