View Vacancy - BRITISH EMBASSY IN WARSAW – PAID INTERNSHIPS (POL18.127)

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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Policy & Political roles)
Political

The British Embassy in Poland is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is now looking to recruit interns for:

  • Bilateral Team;
  • Policy Team;
  • Communications Team;
  • Trade & Investment Section (DIT);
  • Ambassador’s Office and Corporate Services Team.

 

The British Embassy Warsaw welcomes applications from high-performing, motivated individuals who wish to gain professional experience in a dynamic, fast paced working environment, while helping to deliver UK goals in Poland.

The Embassy offers a number of internship opportunities throughout the year, the details of which are set out below. All internships run for a fixed period of three months and must be completed on a full time basis (i.e. 40 hours per week). The duration and number of hours per week are non-negotiable. So we kindly ask that you carefully consider whether you can meet these requirements before applying. The exact start date and start hour are agreed during the recruitment process.

Internships available in the Bilateral Team:

  1. September-December (2018)  reference: Group: Bilateral_SepDec(2018)
  2. January-March (2019)              reference: Group: Bilateral_JanMar(2019)

The successful candidate’s primary role is to assist the Bilateral Team in the delivery of the Embassy’s policy objectives in Poland. The main responsibilities include:

  • Support for key Bilateral Team events such as the UK-Poland Belvedere Forum in spring by supporting organisation of the logistics and administration for the event;
  • Support the Bilateral Team by conducting ad-hoc research, providing translation, attending and writing up meetings/seminars/conferences and working flexibly to help the section respond effectively to short-notice requests;
  • Provide organisational and administrative support for colleagues (e.g. by organising meetings, managing the section calendar and event guest lists and undertaking general office work);
  • Perform tasks as required by changing workloads and demands.

 

Internships available in the Policy Team

April-June (2018)                      reference - Group: Policy_AprJun(2018)

July-September  (2018)            reference - Group: Policy_JulSep(2018)

October-December (2018)        reference - Group: Policy_OctDec(2018)

January-March (2019)              reference - Group: Policy_JanMar(2019)

The successful candidate’s primary role is to support the Policy Team in the delivery of the Embassy’s foreign, security and prosperity policy objectives in Poland. The main responsibilities include:

  • Support the Policy Section by conducting ad-hoc research, providing translation, attending and writing up meetings/seminars/conferences and working flexibly to help the section respond effectively to short-notice requests;
  • Provide organisational and administrative support for colleagues (e.g. by organising meetings, managing the section calendar and event guest lists and undertaking general office work);
  • Perform tasks as required by changing workloads and demands.

 

Internships available in the Communications Team

April-June (2018)                   reference - Group: Comms_AprJun(2018)

July-September (2018)          reference - Group: Comms_JulSep(2018)

October-December (2018)     reference - Group: Comms_OctDec(2018)

January-March (2019)            reference - Group: Comms_JanMar(2019)

The successful candidate’s primary role is to assist in monitoring and evaluating the Polish media landscape, including traditional, broadcast and social media.

  • Sourcing and drafting the Embassy’s daily press summary;
  • Translating or arranging the translation of press articles from Polish to English;
  • Supporting the evaluation of the Embassy’s Strategic Communications campaigns;
  • Managing the Embassy’s core script;
  • Supporting the delivery of communications around high-level visits and events;
  • Providing general administrative support to the Comms Team as required.

 

Internships available in the Trade & Investment Section (DIT)

April-June (2018)                   reference - Group: Comms_AprJun(2018)

July-September (2018)          reference - Group: Comms_JulSep(2018)

October-December (2018)     reference - Group: Comms_OctDec(2018)

January-March (2019)            reference - Group: Comms_JanMar(2019)

The successful candidate’s primary role is to assist in work on projects related to business promotion (International Trade Investment & Foreign Direct Investment). The main responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the preparation and delivery of events and seminars;
  • Conducting market research and sector analysis;
  • Managing internal databases;
  • Supporting the team in identifying relevant high value export opportunities for UK companies;
  • Providing general administrative support to the Trade & Investment Section.

 

Internships available in the Ambassador’s Office and Corporate Services Team

April-June (2018)                 reference - Group: Comms_AprJun(2018)

The successful candidate’s primary role is to assist in the organisation of the Embassy’s annual Queen’s Birthday Party, which takes place in early summer each year. The main responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the preparations for the event;
  • Managing the Embassy’s database;
  • Working at the reception desk during the event;
  • Providing general administrative support to the Ambassador’s Office;
  • Providing administrative support to the Corporate Services Team.

 

To be considered for internships, you must meet the below criteria:

  • Fluency in English and Polish;
  • Obtained or in the process of obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in a related field;
  • Interest in international relations, public policy, foreign policy, corporate services;
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently and on own initiative;
  • Good communication and organisational skills;
  • Competent with Microsoft Office Software;
1 April 2018
Internship
Fixed Term, Full-time, Intern
40
3 months
Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Poland
Warsaw
British Embassy
19
PLN
23 April 2018

This is a three month internship contract (40 hours per week).

The gross salary for this position is PLN 2,100 gross per month.

Please note that interns are responsible for paying themselves any income tax required by the local law to the applicable Tax Office. Please be aware that the British Embassy in Warsaw will not be able to cover any costs connected with relocation.

Candidates must have pre-existing work authorisation for Poland in order to apply. The British Embassy does not sponsor work permits.

Internships offered at the British Embassy are governed by the Polish Civil Code.

The British Embassy encourages you to have a medical check prior to commencing your internship, however, any costs incurred are not covered by the British Embassy.

When applying you will be asked to clearly indicate the group you wish to be considered for. Applications that fail to do so may not be considered. Successful candidates will be requested to provide one academic or professional reference.

Please use Motivation, Skills & Experience (Why have you applied for this job?) field just to share with us where did you learn about the internship opportunity.

Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”.

We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered.

Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.

Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Country Based Staff roles with the British Government through this official tal.net site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link back to the official tal.net site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.

This opportunity is closed to applications.