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Reference: 59880

Date Added: 14 March 2017
Closing Date: 7 April 2017

Job Title: Internship

Working For: Political Intelligence

Location: London

Salary: London living wage – £9.75 per hour

Job Details

Political Intelligence is an independent public affairs consultancy. We have over twenty years of experience providing our clients with practical public affairs advice to help them navigate the political and regulatory environment and communicate their positions effectively with the relevant stakeholders. We provide a range of services tailored to the requirements of our clients in order to achieve their business objectives. We have experience in various sectors, including the Internet, telecommunications and wider technology space as well as energy/utilities, healthcare and transport. For more information, see: www.political-intelligence.com.

We are looking for an intern to join our friendly London office. Ideally we are looking for a graduate with 6-12 months' experience in a political environment, such as working for an MP, thinktank or consultancy. Any experience or interest in the communications/tech sector would be useful but not essential.

Your primary role will be to work predominantly across our technology clients as well as contributing to specific work for one of our trade association clients. We work for a mixture of well know and start up tech/communication companies who have to a follow a number interesting and challenging policy areas that are high on the political agenda. The work will mainly consist of political monitoring, conducting research and drafting biographies, developing briefings and reports, assisting with event organisation and supporting engagement programmes with Government, parliamentarians, civil servants and other relevant groups. The role will also include supporting new business and marketing initiatives.

The position is for an initial three months with the potential to become permanent for the right candidate.

The successful candidate will have:
 Knowledge of UK Parliament, politics, procedure and policy
 A degree in a relevant field (Politics, History, Public Policy) is desirable but not essential
 Ideally 6-12 months' experience in a political environment
 Strong communications skills, both written and oral
 Strong organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise effectively
 Competence in social media is an advantage
 Solid work ethic with a can-do attitude
 Participation/interest in party politics is desirable but not essential
 Interest in Communications/Technology issues is desirable but not essential

Closing Date: 7 April 2017

Interview/Start Dates

We will likely meet with candidates before the closing date. If we meet the right candidate in that time we may well also appoint before the deadline.

Starting date will be ideally in April or early May 2017 but there is flexibility here. 

Application Details

Please send a two page CV and a one page cover letter outlining how your experience meets the job criteria, to michaela@political-intelligence.com.

Website: http://www.political-intelligence.com/

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