Travel Security Services Summer Intern

International SOS
  • Location
    Trevose, Pennsylvania
  • Sector
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Apr 05

Position description

International SOS is currently offering a Paid TSS Internship opportunity on the Security department based in the US Headquarters (Feasterville-Trevose, PA). The TSS, Intern is a versatile role providing operational support to the Security Department and clients as part of a 24-7 regional security operations capability. The Intern(s) will be responsible for delivery of high-quality travel security assessments and advice to travelers, international assignees and corporate travel risk managers, as well as specific support to the aviation industry. The Intern will provide travel security and operational support to the Security Director, Operations and Security Operations Manager.


Duration: Summer 2018,  10 weeks likely mid-June until mid-August

Work Schedule: Mon – Fri, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Hours per week: 37.5 

** This Internship is available for students currently enrolled in a college or university, pursuing a degree in politics, or international relations or related subject (Bachelors or Masters). 


Key Responsibilities 

Operations Support:

  • Delivery of best-in-class bespoke verbal and written travel and aviation security assessments to challenging multinational client base operating in complex countries

  • Delivery of operational related products related to evacuations and escalations.

  • Maintain continuous awareness of the regional and aviation security environment through detailed research in line with regional and industry priorities

  • Support to security consultancy tasks as required

Personal Development

  • Build thorough understanding of all current events affecting regional / global business travel and the aviation industry and learn the approach to providing written and verbal advice and briefs to clients.

  • To become fully conversant with and follow all work-related systems and procedures.


Required Skills and Knowledge

  • Interest in international affairs and the global security environment.

  • Knowledge of the political and security issues in particular regions

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including ability to explain complex situations to non-expert audiences

  • Interpersonal skills

  • International  experience (work and personal)

  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft Office Suite and other applications. 

Required Competencies 

  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills and demonstrated intercultural understanding.

  • Presenting & Communicating Information, both written and verbal. 

  • Research and analytical skills.

  • Well organized proactive individual with demonstrated ability to work to deadlines, with excellent attention to detail.

  • Delivering Results & Meeting Customer Expectations. 

  • Following Instructions & Procedures

  • Coping with Pressure & Setbacks.  

Additional Critical Qualities

  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure

  • Meticulous attention to detail

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Ability to learn and adapt to new procedures and operating protocols

  • Ability to communicate clearly and sensitively with colleagues from different cultures and ethnic backgrounds

  • Ability to maintain high professional standards at all times


  • Degree-level qualification in politics, international relations or related subject, or equivalent work experience.

  • Post-graduate qualification in politics, international relations or related subject or equivalent work experience desirable.

Required Languages 

  • Excellent English (spoken and written)

  • Effective operational proficiency or advanced proficiency in another regional language

Application instructions

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