View Vacancy - Intern – Food & Drink; Agritech

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

Main purpose of job:

The position will report directly to the Head of Strategic Partnerships, and will be based at the British Embassy in Mexico City. It will be a part time position until January 30 2023 starting in August 2022, subject to receipt of a successful security clearance.  The contract may be extended to one year, subject to review.

The position will mainly assist the Food & Drink and Agritech Trade and Promotion 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:

The DIT Food & Drink / Agritech / 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 with the Food & Drink High Value Campaign.
  • Take on other enquires related to non HVC sectors.
  • 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 marketing Food & Drink and Agritech activities when needed.

MUST be able to write reports both in English and Spanish.

  • The applicant must be a student of International Business, International Relations, Management, Economy, Marketing, or related fields.
  • The applicant must be in the final part of his/her degree (6th ,7th, 8th or 9th semester).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in both languages.
  • 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.
  • English and Spanish Professional proficiency required: Level of language required: TOEFL of 580
  • Awareness of the bilateral relationship.
  • Awareness of the Mexican Agriculture and Food & Drink sectors.
Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Communicating and Influencing, Working Together
13 November 2022
Part-Time, Temporary, Intern
Latin America and Spanish speaking Caribbean
Mexico City
British Embassy
$5,507.00 MXN
19 December 2022
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.
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.