Political and Public Diplomacy Internship, British Foreign and Commonwealth Office – Brussels, Belgium

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities):
A full time position as a paid intern at the British Embassy in Brussels has become available.
The successful candidate will form part of the Political and Public Diplomacy (PPD) Section, and will assist with delivering the Embassy’s bilateral strategy alongside the wider team.

This will include:
Monitoring of the Belgian media;
Offering general administrative support to the Embassy’s PPD section;
Assisting in the organisation of public diplomacy events and high level visits to promote UK interests in Belgium;
The successful candidate will also contribute to the Embassy’s broader political reporting and outreach, including on the political situation in the different Belgian regions;
Given the broad remit of the role, the position allows for broad personal and professional development as part of a core team of the Embassy and with regular work appraisal feedback. It would suit a student or graduate with an interest in politics and ambitions to work in an international environment.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist with complying the Embassy’s daily media summary;
General administrative support and database management;
Assist with the organisation of Embassy events (meetings, conferences, commemorations, etc.), both during the preparation and on the day itself;
Participate in the political outreach of the Embassy, both through analytical work and in the participation at bilateral events and meetings.
Essential qualifications and experience
Fluent in English and at least intermediate French, both oral and written;
University Student or Graduate;
Good Organisational skills;
Good Communications and Personal skills;
Good Analytical Skills;Confident in using Microsoft Office Programs.
Desirable qualifications and experience
Knowledge of Dutch;
Some prior knowledge of the Belgian political system.

Required competencies
Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service, Engaging Internationally.

Application deadline: 3 August 2017, 23:55

Type of Position: Full-time, Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
Working hours per week: 36.25
Region: Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Type of Post: British Embassy
Number of vacancies: 1
Starting monthly salary (EUR): 766 gross
Start Date: 1 September 2017

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