View Vacancy - Political Assistant Intern (ROU23.628)

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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Policy & Political roles)

The British Embassy is looking for an enthusiastic intern starting as soon as possible. The new colleague will support the work of the Political Team, providing analysis on Romania’s domestic and foreign policy and providing day to day support to the team, with opportunity to lead on their own projects and events.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Drafting reports on internal and external political developments and letters as required;
  • Attending and reporting on political conferences and seminars;
  • Support with arranging visits for UK officials to Romania;
  • Organising events linked to the priorities of the Political Section;
  • Support with organising meetings and note taking;
  • Translation from English to Romanian and vice versa;
  • Compilation and analysis of political news, including regular updates on legislation and polling;
  • Management of political and NGO engagement lists;
  • Regular reporting on China, Middle East and Asia Pacific;
  • Support project coordination and the Political Team’s project delivery.
  • Undergraduate Degree;
  • Demonstrated interest in Romanian domestic politics;
  • Strong oral/written communication skills, C level, in English and Romanian.
  • Degree in Political Science, Sociology, International Relations, European Affairs or Public Policy;
  • Experience managing events;
  • Experience managing projects, from concept development to delivery;
  • Networking skills and ability to build relationships with key contacts and ability to adapt style and approach to a wide range of stakeholders.
Communicating and Influencing, Delivering at Pace, Making Effective Decisions, Working Together
7 December 2023
Full-time, Fixed Term
35h/ week
12 months
Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
British Embassy
3300 (not negotiable)
3 January 2024

This is a full time position of 5 days (35 hours net per week) for a 12 months internship contract

Monthly salary is 3300 RON gross. The successful candidate will be subject to confirmation of a background check and security clearance, and satisfactory completion of a probationary period of 30 working days.

All applicants should have a pre-existing legal status to live and work in Romania.

The British Embassy does not facilitate/sponsor visa applications and work permits. Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy are subject to terms and conditions service according to Romanian employment law. 

Visa/work permit requirements: Candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Romania and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract. 

Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure you meet the legal requirements to live and work in this country.

Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”.

We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered.

Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.

Please be advised that the British Embassy will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when travelling to the interview, nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a position.

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This opportunity is closed to applications.