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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Communications, Press and Media, Political

The British Consulate-General (BCG) in Miami is the United Kingdom’s diplomatic mission responsible for Florida and the Caribbean including Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and UK Overseas Territories.

BCG Miami is offering unpaid internships for the Consulate’s Political, Press & Public Affairs (PPPA) section, which handles the communications side of a host of public diplomacy issues.

The PPPA team handles all communications and public engagement activities of the Consulate.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Help organise events and visit programmes for official delegations, with the option to help staff official evening events
  • Help organise business contacts and contact database
  • Help with background research for briefs, speeches and bios on organisations and key figures, topical issues, and events
  • Help monitor local, regional and national media to identify articles relevant to Consulate areas of interest
  • Respond to requests for information on the UK
  • Must be a senior in an undergraduate program, or enrolled in a graduate program by the start date of your internship (at least 60 credit hours of undergraduate coursework completed). Since this is an unpaid internship, students receiving college credit in exchange for their internships is required.
  • Ideal candidates will be majoring in Economics, Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, Political Science, International Relations, Public Policy, or other similar majors
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Background knowledge of the government and politics of the states we cover
  • An interest in UK government and foreign policy
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office and web 2.0/social medi

Under US State requirements, the Embassy may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders, A or J1 Visa holders with valid Work Authorization Documents. If you hold a Visa other than an A or J1 Visa you are not eligible to work at the Embassy. All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance.

Collaborating and Partnering
21 June 2017
N. America, Caribbean and British Overseas Territories
United States
British Consulate General
$100 per month
28 August 2017
15 December 2017

These are unpaid internships, for college credit only, but the Embassy does provide a stipend of $100 per month for transportation costs. This internship will start on 28 August 2017 and end on the 15 December 2017.

Resume and a cover letter should be submitted by 21 June 2017. Please note in your cover letter if you are currently eligible to work at the Embassy.Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we cannot guarantee consideration of your application if the submission instructions are not properly followed.

The British Embassy is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a diverse workforce.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, or other category protected by law.

This opportunity is closed to applications.