View Vacancy - Food & Drink/Agritech/Retail Internship

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Department for International Trade roles (DIT)

Main purpose of job:

The position will report directly to the Deputy Head of Trade & Investment at the Department for International Trade (DIT) for Latin America in Mexico, and will be based at the British Trade Office in Guadalajara. It will be a part time position until June 30th 2021 starting in May 2021, subject to receipt of a successful security clearance.  The contract may be extended to one year, July-December 2021, subject to review.

The position will mainly assist the Food & Drink, Agritech and Retail activities in Mexico, but other sectors may be reviewed. This is a fascinating and busy role allowing someone interested in business development to work in a great diplomatic mission at an exciting period in UK/Latin America Trade and investment relations.

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

The DIT Food & Drink / Agritech / Retail Intern will support the UK’s Department for International Trade Officers, providing commercial support to both Mexican and British companies.

The selected candidate will:

  • Support the commercial team in Guadalajara with the Food & Drink High Value Campaign.
  • Take on other enquires related to non HVC sectors such as Agritech, Retail, Luxury Goods.
  • Assist the team on commercial missions, visits and events that are planned for the year.
  • Be able to analyse commercial reports to provide feedback to British companies interested in Mexico.
  • Do research and provide a professional analysis to companies interested in the market.
  • Prepare news briefings to the commercial team with relevant information regarding the trends in the Food & Drink and Agritech sectors.
  • Liaise with stakeholders and relevant contacts.
  • Support the marketing Food & Drink and Agritech activities when needed.
  • Be able to write reports both in English and Spanish.
  • The applicant must be a student of International Business, International Relations, Management, Economy, Marketing, Agribusiness, or related fields.
  • The applicant must be in the final part of their degree (6th, 7th, 8th or 9th semester).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including fluency in English.
  • Understanding of the full range of MS Office suite including Outlook, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Confident in dealing with a range of contacts at all levels.
  • Organised and efficient in work and time management.
  • A positive and flexible team player who is willing to contribute to the team’s overall objectives.
  • Able to deal with a range of competing priorities in a calm, efficient and professional manner, with a keen eye for detail.
  • TOEFL score of 580 or higher.
  • Knowledge of the British-Mexican relationships.
  • Knowledge of the Mexican Agriculture and Food & Drink sectors.
Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Demonstrating Resilience
15 April 2021
Part-Time, Intern, Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
Latin America and Spanish speaking Caribbean
British Trade Office
$4,514 MXN
31 May 2021

Candidates must be able to live and work in Mexico in their own right.  The successful candidate will be subject to a security clearance and professional reference checks.

Working patterns:

The applicant must be able to work 25 hours per week, details can be discussed during the interview or the first days.

We would look for the applicant to work Monday to Friday from 8am to 1pm, flexibility can be discussed.


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.  
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This opportunity is closed to applications.