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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

The British Consulate-General, Corporate Services Department is seeking a talented student for the fall 2017 internship program. We are looking to update and revamp many of our HR and Corporate Services processes, so if you are passionate about this line of work, a creative thinker, and are looking to gain experience in a fast-paced HR environment, then we look forward to your application.

The Corporate Services/Human Resources Internship will provide the successful candidate with experience in the following areas: Staff and Project Management (Corporate Services Manager), Corporate Communications, Learning & Development, Employee Relations, Equal, Payroll and Employee Recruitment, and other ongoing HR initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Assist the Corporate Services Officer with updating the New York UKGov site, the Embassy’s internal informational website used for staff/HR communications and information, and digitalizing parts of the induction process for new hires

• Assist in the updating & revamping of the New Staff induction process

• Support the organization of one New Hire Meet & Greet reception, and assist on an all staff communication leading up to and following the event

• Support our improved corporate communications initiative by streamlining our communications strategy to all staff

• Conduct internet research as needed on FCO policy, HR legislation and regulations, employee programs, etc.

• Produce a final presentation on improvements made to the corporate communications strategy, highlighting how this will relate to the roll-out of our larger communications initiative


  • Must be a junior or 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.
  • An interest in Human Resources or related field.
  • oral and written communication skills as well as time management, presentation, and organisational skills
  • interpersonal skills with ability to deal effectively with all levels of employees and management.

Under US State requirements, the Consulate 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, Delivering at Pace, Engaging Internationally
21 June 2017
N. America, Caribbean and British Overseas Territories
United States
New York
British Consulate
$100 per month
28 August 2017
15 December 2017
These are unpaid internships,  for 15-25 hours per week, for college credit only, but the Consulate 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 Consulate.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.