View Vacancy - British Embassy Quito Intern (DIT)

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Department for International Trade roles (DIT)
Department for International Trade (DIT)

Main purpose of job:


The intern will support several sections within the Embassy – political, projects, trade, communications, consular and corporate services. Through this opportunity, the Embassy will provide valuable work experience for Ecuadorean university students, and particularly those who are studying in fields of interest to the British Embassy. These include international relations, development studies, human rights, trade, communications and economics.


Roles and responsibilities:


Commercial Intern: The intern will carry out varied tasks within the Commercial Team to support British companies interested in doing business in Ecuador. These tasks will include reporting, market research, updating databases, organising agendas and coordinating events.


Essential on arrival: Interest in trade and political issues.


Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Ability to respond flexibly to changing priorities.

Project Coordination.

Interest in new communication trends.

Writing skills.

Changing and Improving, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace
20 October 2019
Fixed Term
6 months
Latin America and Spanish speaking Caribbean
British Embassy
$400+ IESS contributions paid by Embassy in full
21 November 2019
21 May 2020

Must have pre-existing legal status to live and work in Ecuador


Availability to work 30 hours per week. Flexibility in working hours according to Embassy’s opening hours:

Monday – Thursday: 08.00 – 16.30

Friday: 08.00 – 13.00

6 month Civil Contract

Monthly internship salary of US$400 + IESS contributions paid by Embassy in full

Appointment will be subject to confirmation of a background and security clearance. The successful candidate will be required to provide timely documentation to support these processes.

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This opportunity is closed to applications.