This leading pharmaceutical company with global headquarters in Cambridge is looking for an intern to join the UK Government Affairs team. The internship is for six months and is based in Cambridge, UK.
As a member of the UK Government Affairs team, you will be part of global Corporate Affairs, which is responsible for establishing and delivering the strategy to protect and enhance the organisation’s reputation. Corporate Affairs delivers value and manages risk by securing the understanding and support of key stakeholders and influencing policy.
You will have a solid understanding of and interest in UK and European politics and public policy. Experience of working in a highly regulated sector, ideally in life sciences or health, is desirable. Diverse policy issues you will work on will include: Brexit; national and regional investment; trade; innovation; science and technology; and skills.
In this role you will:
• Support the UK Government Affairs team to build the reputation of the organisation with key stakeholders based in the UK, including national and local Government, Parliament, think tanks, academic institutions, industry associations and partners.
• Monitor UK and EU politics and policy development, including on Brexit, business and trade, health, and science and innovation.
• Develop briefing materials for company representatives ahead of policy discussions and strategic engagements.
• Collate input and contribute to the development of UK public policy on topics including: science, technology and innovation, health, trade and investment.
• You will have a strong academic record and hold a Master’s Level degree, ideally in politics, public or science policy, health economics or a related field from a top university.
• You have an understanding of and deep interest in the UK and European current political and policy landscape, and global affairs more broadly.
• You will have experience in policy and corporate affairs roles, within a large or complex business and/or within the UK Government/Parliament or the EU.