Saturday, July 8, 2017

View Vacancy - Communications and Public Diplomacy Internship


The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

Job Category
Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)

Job Subcategory
Communications, Press and Media

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
Main purpose of job:

The intern is expected to assist the Communications team, through a wider agenda across the Country, by contributing to promote key-messages, reinforce UK’s reputation and deliver the UK in Brazil network’s objectives through the engagement with key-stakeholders and the Brazilian and international media.

Roles and responsibilities:

This position will also give support on communications around events, high level visits/missions, the GREAT Britain marketing campaign, internal communications and regional issues such as politics, human rights, trade and investment.

The Intern will be responsible for:

Giving support on events, official visits and communications initiatives, including photo and digital coverage and the production of communications materials.
To develop and support all internal communications initiatives such as the bulletin board, digital newsletters, staff events and special campaigns.
Collaborate in engagement with the media, by writing press releases and reports, preparing mailing lists and contacting journalists.
Contribute in special projects, accompanying the development and implementation of strategic communications plans.
Support the work of digital communication, by creating digital communications plans, implementing them and monitoring impacts.
Help on administrative tasks, including contact with suppliers, documents management and data base update.
Monitoring discussions on global issues in the media and elaborate daily clippings for the organisation´s network.
To support promoting GREAT branding – dressing events, organising material, and supporting production/delivery of marketing material.

Essential qualifications and experience

2nd or 3rd year student of a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies, Journalism or Public Relations.
He/She must have excellent communication skills both in Portuguese (native) and English (fluent).
Familiarity with social media networks and knowledge of Office package and IOS system (Mac) are essential.
Familiarity with design and visual communication tools would be a strong advantage.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills and be a strong team-player.
Organization skills and good attention to detail are essential.
The job requires flexibility and a willingness and ability to deal with multiple tasks and priorities.

Desirable qualifications and experience

Interest and knowledge of the UK culture and politics would be an advantage.
Knowledge in image and video edition is desirable, but not essential.
High interest in the Brazilian political scenario.

Required competencies

Seeing the Big Picture, Changing and Improving, Leading and Communicating, Delivering at Pace

Application deadline
18 July 2017


Type of Position
Part-Time, Intern

Working hours per week

Latin America and Spanish speaking Caribbean


Location (City)
Rio De Janeiro

Type of Post
British Consulate General

Number of vacancies

Starting monthly salary (BRL)

Start Date
14 August 2017

End Date
14 February 2018

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