View Vacancy - Trade Intern

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

The British Embassy in Brasilia invites applications from students in at least their 3rd semester for the above part-time position.

This is an exciting opportunity within the Trade and Economics team. The intern will provide support to the Trade and Economics team and wider Prosperity Group, including administrative support as well as analytical and data support on trade and market access.

This is a great opportunity to be part of an international team that contributes to a high profile agenda on Trade and Economics.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be involved in:

Trade and Market Access (70%)

  • Conducting research and providing support for analysis and reporting on the latest developments on Brazil’s trade agenda;
  • Compiling and updating a reference database of key facts and figures about UK-Brazil trade;
  • Drafting briefings on trade and market access issues for key meetings;
  • Updating key documents and internal systems to support the market access agenda;
  • Scheduling meetings, organising travel, events and visits, and liaising with key stakeholders (internally and externally)

Team support (30%)

  • Support Business Planning for the Prosperity Group, developing and updating trackers and key documents;
  • Contribute to stakeholder mapping and engagement plans;
  • Scheduling meetings, organising travel, events and visits, and liaising with key stakeholders (internally and externally)
  • Ongoing undergraduate studies in Economics, International Relations, Business Administration or other relevant degree;
  • Excellent IT skills, including Excel;
  • Fluent written and oral proficiency in both English and Portuguese
  • Knowledge of Brazilian trade policy and ongoing negotiations;
  • Familiarity with public trade databases;
  • Project management skills
  • Administrative skills, for example, organising meetings, writing readouts and managing trackers.
Changing and Improving, Communicating and Influencing, Delivering at Pace, Making Effective Decisions
23 November 2022
Intern, Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
Latin America and Spanish speaking Caribbean
British Embassy
9 January 2022

Learning and Development Opportunities:

The Brazil network has a learning culture, including regular coffee & learns and opportunities for job-shadowing

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.

The British Embassy Network offers a strong benefits package. This package includes generous vacation and leave time, flexible working patterns, and enriching learning and development opportunities. Eligibility to work and live in Brazil is required.
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This opportunity is closed to applications.