View Vacancy - Press and Public Affairs Internship

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Communications, Press and Media

Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?

Press (50%)

  • Gathering and drafting information on initiatives of the different sections of the embassy such as: Political, Prosperity, Economic Diplomacy, Defence, British nationals, etc.
  • Drafting of press releases on key priorities in coordination with Deputy Communications Officer.
  • Translation of documents when required.
  • Daily monitoring of national media.
  • Management of media databases.
  • Journalistic coverage (photography, video-recording and interviewing) during external events. 
  • Reporting media coverage after each event or official visit. 

Internal Communications (40%)

  • Production of internal newsletter.
  • Updating of internal screen boards.
  • Support to logistics and setting of events.
  • Journalistic coverage ((photography, video-recording and interviewing) of internal events.


Digital & Design (10%)

Creation of multimedia material (videos, infographics, e-cards, etc.) required by anyone in the office

Essential on arrival:

• Currently enrolled in the last semesters of university degree in communications or a related subject (journalism, advertising, digital marketing, international relations, etc.)
• Available full-time and able to work sporadically in events on nights and weekends.
• Good knowledge of photography, design and video-editing software.
• Responsible, committed to the job.
• Sociable, able to interact and collaborate with different teams.
• Works well against deadlines.
• Interested in the UK.



                    • Graphic design skills (use of Adobe Creative Cloud).
                    • Knowledge of world affairs.


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                    16 May 2019
                    Fixed Term
                    6 months
                    Latin America and Spanish speaking Caribbean
                    British Embassy Office
                    3 August 2019

                     There might be learning opportunities for improving video-editing skills and/or social media skills.

                    Working hours: Mondays to Thursdays 8:30 to 17:00

                    Fridays 8:30 to 13:30

                    Full time position. Evening and weekends work may be required to support events.


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