View Vacancy - Executive Assistant Intern - Ambassador’s Office - Brasilia

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 identity, 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, Commonwealth and Development Office (Residence and Support Staff)
Private Office

Main purpose of job:

An opportunity to work at the British Embassy in Brasilia assisting the Ambassador, the Deputy Head of Mission and Executive Office. The intern will be required to assist with the day-to-day running of a busy office.

Roles and responsibilities:

  1. Assisting the Ambassador’s office with daily administrative tasks 
  2. Arranging meetings, establishing and developing contacts with businesses and government
  3. Preparing booklets, sending out invitations
  4. Assisting on preparations for events and attending events as necessary
  5. Organising travel logistics and visit programmes
  6. Translating documents and reports
  7. Inserting new contacts in the database and updating it; maintaining the general filing system; Photocopying and distribution of documents
  8. Other tasks which will support the team

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

We will work with the successful candidate in looking for ways to combine their academic interests with the work undertaken at the Embassy.

Essential on arrival:  

  • The successful candidate should be at least a one-year student in International Relations, Public Relations, Secretarial Sciences, Business Administration and related fields. 
  • The successful candidate must be a team worker and know how to prioritise accordingly. They must also be flexible, dynamic and pro-active.
  • Good command of written and spoken English and Portuguese with strong organisational and communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills.

Language requirements: 

Language:  English and Portuguese 

Level of language required:  Full fluency in Portuguese and very good English language skills (written and verbal) are essential. 


  • Experience in organising events will be considered an advantage. 
Seeing the Big Picture, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Working Together
28 November 2022
Part-Time, Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
Latin America and Spanish speaking Caribbean
British Embassy
BRL 1697.70
9 January 2023

Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary, eg some non-local national staff and some spouses or partners of UK diplomatic staff, will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount. 

Learning and development opportunities:

  • The British Embassy is committed to Learning and Development both through formal training and development opportunities ‘on the job’.

The period of probation for this role in 3 months. 

The British Embassy in Brasilia offers an attractive working environment and a monthly remuneration package for this role of BR 1697.70.

Working patterns:

30 hours per week, Monday - Friday. Applicants can split their time between morning and afternoons. 

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This opportunity is closed to applications.