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View Vacancy - Political, Press & Public Affairs Intern - New York

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, Political

The Political, Press & Public Affairs team seeks an intern to assist the team on a variety of public diplomacy projects and high level visits from government officials, with a focus on helping with the Marshall Scholarship application and interview process for the New York region. The Marshall Scholarship funds American students to pursue master degrees in the UK.

The Political, Press & Public Affairs (PPPA) team maintains extensive networks of contacts among decision makers, media and cultural organisations. PPPA has targeted programmes of public diplomacy which aim to promote the UK's strengths of integrity, creativity and openness. In turn this should serve to increase trade, inward investment, tourism and the influence of UK foreign policy.  The PPPA team covers the New York Consular region, which includes New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Fairfield County in Connecticut.


Duties and Responsibilities:

• Support the Marshall Scholarship application process
  o Collate applications and transcripts for the New York region and prepare dossiers to send to Selection Committee members
  o Organise paperwork for processing the applications, arranging interviews and reimbursements for applicants and Selection Committee members
  o Help to organise travel for interview candidates travelling from outside New York City
  o Help identify media outlets in the winners’ regions for pitching media coverage
• Conduct a stand-alone strategic project aimed at boosting Marshall Scholarship engagement at New York region universities
• Support on events and official visits
• Support on communications
  o Monitor media for British-related news and policy articles, and specific events and issues as needed
• Working with the Digital Media Officer, write copy and create visual content for digital media channels
• Other duties and projects as needed

    • 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 is required.
    • Must be detail-oriented and organised with strong writing and communication skills.
    • Must be able to work within a team but also work independently when given tasks.

    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
    New York
    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 2016. 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.