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View Vacancy - Politics, Press & Public Affairs (PPPA) Intern - Boston

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Communications, Press and Media, Public Diplomacy

The British Consulate General of Boston is seeking a highly motivated Politics, Press, and Public Affairs Intern who is an outgoing, independent worker with a solid interest in learning about Public Diplomacy. The successful candidate will help execute the department's media strategy for the organization's diverse programs, assist in the administration of the 2018 Marshall Scholarship, and assist on visits and events (some evenings and weekends may be required). 

The intern will become familiarized with the Boston and Greater New England media landscape while helping to secure coverage of the British Consulate's broad range of cultural programming and initiatives. He/she will be the right hand to the Head of Politics and Communication and support the consulate's outreach mission, receiving on-the-job experience in the Public Affairs department and great exposure to life in the foreign service.

What To Expect:

  • On-the-job experience in the Public Affairs department and great exposure to the life in the Foreign Service.


  • Conduct weekly media monitoring and organize/produce press books
  • Manage all event listings and help with pitching
  • Research new media outlets and update press lists
  • Collaborate on press releases for programs and events
  • Support the Public Affairs Department on-site at events and with visits
  • Draft political reports on developments in the New England region
  • Assist with administration and selection process for the 2018 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;
  • Motivation to work in Public Relations, Public Affairs, and/or Politics
  • Strong writing skills; must be proficient in both written and spoken English
  • Strong attention to detail, well organized and able to multi-task
  • Strong interest and desire to work in an Anglophile/multi-cultural environment

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 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.