Internship at British Consulate General in San Francisco | Diplomacy Opportunities

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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.

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The COnsulate is 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.).
Essential qualifications, skills and experience  

  • 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.

Required competencies: Collaborating and Partnering

Application deadline: 3 January 2018
Grade: Internship
Type of Position: Intern
Region: N. America, Caribbean, and British Overseas Territories
Country/Territory: United States
Location (City): San Francisco
Type of Post:  British Consulate General
Number of vacancies: 1
Stipend / Allowance: $100 per month
Start Date: 5 March 2018
End Date: 1 June 2018
To apply

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 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.
Job Category  

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Job Subcategory  
Communications, Press and Media, Political
 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 5 March 2018 and end on 1 June 2018.

Additional information  

Resume and a cover letter should be submitted by 3 January 2018. 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.

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