Politics, Press, and Public Affairs Intern

Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Location
    San Francisco, California
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Internship
  • Apply by
    Jun-20-2018
  • Posted
    Jun 01

Position description

The British Consulate General in San Francisco is offering a 2018 internship opportunity in its Politics, Press, & Public Affairs (PPPA) department.

The British Consulate General in San Francisco is the United Kingdom’s diplomatic mission responsible for the Pacific Northwest (Northern California, Oregon, Washington State, Alaska, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming). PPPA handles the communications side of a host of public diplomacy issues, including energy and climate change, prosperity, UK-US trade and UK-US scientific collaboration. PPPA handles all media-related issues, arranges visits to the region for VIP UK officials and manages the Marshall Scholarship selection process for the region.

We are seeking a motivated intern to help with work on all of the above topics, notably on research, analysis and documentation related to PPPA’s daily work and focusing on British Government foreign policy objectives. Work will be project based and will also include social media research and outreach (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.). 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Researching local, regional and national print and online media and identifying articles relevant to areas of interest.
  • Undertaking background research in order to compose briefs and bios 
    on organisations and their personnel, topical issues and events.
  • Helping to organise visit programmes for official UK delegations.
  • Maintaining and updating contacts databases. 
  • Responding to requests for information on the UK.
  • Assisting with the Consulate’s social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.).

Qualifications

  • Must be a junior or a senior in an undergraduate programme, or enrolled in a graduate programme. Students majoring in International Relations, Political Science or Communications are required.
  • research, analytical and organisational skills.
  • Ability to work independently.  
  • An understanding of international relations (preferably UK-US relations), US politics in San Francisco’s consular patch and traditional and social media.

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.

Application instructions

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