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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Political, Public Diplomacy

Background:

The British Consulate-General in Atlanta (BCGA) is hiring for an intern to support the Press and Public Affairs and Executive Office teams for Fall 2017. The student intern will gain experience in international relations, project management, digital media, and verbal and written communications.

The Press and Public Affairs section serves as the communication and engagement hub for the Consulate-General. It monitors important political, business, and economic developments in the region; acts as the primary point of contact with journalists and leading political figures; and shares UK policy materials with various publics. This section also arranges programmes for British VIP visits to the region, represents the British government at official functions, and monitors state legislation that impacts UK interests. Students interested in public relations, marketing, event planning, or government relations would especially benefit from this experience.
The Executive Office supports the Consul General by planning his visitation programmes around the region and the UK, scheduling all internal and external meetings, and leading on all events held at the Residence (e.g. Diwali reception, Summer Garden Party, Holiday Contacts Reception).

The BCGA represents UK interests in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee in such areas as trade and investment, science and innovation, press and public affairs, and in support of British citizens abroad.

Further information can be found on www.gov.uk/world/usa or www.facebook.com/ukinatlanta.


Duties and Responsibilities:
The Consulate-General expects intern duties to include a diverse number of responsibilities including but not limited to the following:
• Monitor and present a summary of daily news related to the UK in the SE states of AL, GA, MS, NC, SC, and TN.
• Maintain an editorial calendar of upcoming events and important dates, draft digital and social media posts to highlight the work of the Consulate and BCGA-related news, and manage a Consulate Tweet-bank.
• Assist with development of quarterly newsletter including drafting original content highlighting UK activity in the SE region.
• Assist the Executive Assistant with support for the Consul General’s travel and other VIP visit programmes.
• Assist the Executive Assistant with Executive Office contact management and outreach activities as assigned.
• Support project and event management activities including digital and social media promotion of events.
• Provide logistical support for activities including the Marshall Scholarship.

  • Must be a junior or a senior in an undergraduate program, or enrolled in a graduate program by the start date of your internship (least 60 credit hours of undergraduate coursework completed). Since this is an unpaid internship, students receiving college credit in exchange for their internships are required.
  • Because of the breadth of work undertaken by the Consulate-General, students from all majors and any course of study are welcome to apply.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, including Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Completion of classes that required writing, research or group projects.
  • Demonstration of leadership potential through class projects, volunteering, student organizations or work experiences.
  • Resourcefulness in a professional office environment during times of limited resources

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
Internship
Intern
15-25 hours
N. America, Caribbean and British Overseas Territories
United States
Atlanta
British Consulate General
1
$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 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.