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Job Category Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Job Subcategory Political, Public Diplomacy
Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
The British Consulate-General in Atlanta represents UK interests in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee in such areas as trade and investment, science and innovation, press and public affairs and supporting British people in difficulty. Further information can be found on www.gov.uk/world/usa or www.facebook.com/ukinatlanta.
For 2016, the Consulate-General team will welcome an intern to support projects for our Press, Political, and Public affairs team. From participating in the British Consulate-General’s internship programme, students can expect to gain experience with collaboration and working in teams, written and verbal communication, event planning and project management, and business and government in the UK and Southeastern United States.
The Press, Political and Public Affairs section serves as the communication and engagement hub for the Consulate-General. It monitors important political, business and economic developments in the region, acts as the primary point of contact with journalists and leading political figures, and shares UK policy materials with various publics. This section also arranges visit programmes for British VIP visits to the region, represents the British government at official functions, and monitors state legislation that could impact UK interests. Students interested in public relations, marketing, event planning or government relations would especially benefit from this experience.
As a small office that works collaboratively, some occasional projects that support our Executive Office may occur. Supporting the Consul General, the Executive Office plans Consulate-wide events and initiatives and undertakes extensive contact with external audiences.
The Consulate-General expects intern duties to include a diverse number of responsibilities including but not limited to the following:
- Research and write briefings on key topics.
- Respond to requests for information on the UK.
- Analyze data and generate written and graphical summaries.
- Generate contact lists (media, stakeholders, businesses, etc.).
- Work on special events and provide logistical support to initiatives.
- Attend external events on behalf of the Consulate-General.
- Assist with social media and digital engagement.
- Essential qualifications and experience
- Must be a junior or a senior in an undergraduate program, or enrolled in a graduate program by the start date of your internship (least 60 credit hours of undergraduate coursework completed). Since this is an unpaid internship, students receiving college credit in exchange for their internships are required.
- Because of the breadth of work undertaken by the Consulate-General, students from all majors and any course of study are welcome to apply.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, including Outlook, Word and Excel.
- Completion of classes that required writing, research or group projects.
- Demonstration of leadership potential through class projects, volunteering, student organizations or work experiences.
- Resourcefulness in a professional office environment during times of limited resources
Under US State requirements, the Embassy may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders, A or J1 Visa holders with valid Work Authorization Documents. If you hold a Visa other than an A or J1 Visa you are not eligible to work at the Embassy. All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance.
Required competencies Collaborating and Partnering
Application deadline 22 June 2016
Type of Position Intern
Region N. America, Caribbean and British Overseas Territories
Country/Territory United States
Location (City) Atlanta
Type of Post British Consulate General
Number of vacancies 1
Stipend / Allowance $100 per month
Start Date 22 August 2016
Other benefits and conditions of employment
These are unpaid internships, for college credit only, but the Embassy does provide a stipend of $100 per month for transportation costs. This internship will start on 22 August 2016 and end on 9 December 2016.
Resume and a cover letter should be submitted by 22 June 2016. Please note in your cover letter if you are currently eligible to work at the Embassy.Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we cannot guarantee consideration of your application if the submission instructions are not properly followed.
The British Embassy is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, or other category protected by law.”