Project Coordination Internship

British Council
  • Location
    Paris, France
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Jan 08

Position description

The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language. We work in two ways – directly with individuals to transform their lives, and with governments and partners to make a bigger difference for the longer term, creating benefit for millions of people all over the world. We help young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities. We support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications. Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise. We connect the best of the UK with the world and the best of the world with the UK. These connections lead to an understanding of each other's strengths and of the challenges and values that we share. This builds trust between people in the UK and other nations which endures even when official relations may be strained. We work on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2019-20 we connected with 80 million people directly and with 791 million overall, including online and through our broadcasts and publications.

Location: Paris

Department: Cross Department

Contract: Internship agreeement

Duration: 3-6 months


Role Purpose:

Our Internship programme provides university students with a unique opportunity for on-the-job training to support their studies as well as gaining professional experience in an international organisation. You will be an integral part of the British Council France Team and will have a dedicated Tutor.


Challenges & Accountabilities:


  • Create, qualify and update relevant database contacts for our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Salesforce system;
  • Work with the Management team to identify design and deliver events and activities to enable partnerships, sponsoring, promoting, mentoring and/or networking.
  • Create and develop a contact list of alumni from our various Franco British Graduate and Post Grad scholarship schemes (Entente Cordiale, Future Leaders, etc)
  • Help the CEO and Company Secretary on urgent projects
  • Help SBU project coordination with design development and implementation of projects


Key tasks are likely to include (but not limited to):

  • Provide administrative and operational support to Company Secretary and Country Director (staff meetings, preparations for meetings, minutes);
  • Carry out research or summarise information on projects and present findings;
  • Occasional translations from English to French.
  • Liaise with other interns, all levels of internal staff and external stakeholders;

Qualifications required

  • You will be full-time student – ideally at postgraduate level;
  • You need to be fluent in French (C1 level) and have a good command of English (B2 level);
  • You will have an interest and ideally some direct involvement in one of the following fields – international relations, marketing, communication, project management, education and /or office administration;
  • Good basic computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), CRM knowledge is a plus;
  • You must be in possession of an internship agreement (convention de stage) from your school/university covering you for the entire duration of the internship.


Closing Date: DATE applications will close by Friday December 15th at 23:59 UK time

A connected and trusted UK in a more connected and trusted world.

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