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Reference: 66024

Date Added: 17 May 2018
Closing Date: 6 June 2018

Job Title: Research and Communications Intern

Working For: BICOM

Location: London

Salary: £5.90 - £7.83 p/h (National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage dependent on age)

Job Details

Interested in Israel and the Middle East?

The Britain Israel Communications & Research Centre, BICOM, is an independent British think tank producing research and analysis to increase understanding of Israel and the Middle East in the UK.

We are looking for interns to work with our small team in a variety of tasks within the research and communications teams.

Research team
Responsibilities will include: assisting the editors in the production of Fathom, including contributing to commission new pieces, researching new writers and new areas to cover, conducting in-depth interviews with policy formers and officials, transcribing, editing and proofreading, updating databases, building strategies for promoting the journal on social media platforms, and website maintenance. Specific responsibilities will depend upon the intern’s skills and interests, and Fathom’s current needs.

Responsibilities may include: assisting the editor in producing Fathom, helping to generate content for the website, research, transcribing, proofreading, and procuring graphics and stills, securing reports and documents, updating databases, promoting the journal on social media platforms. Specific responsibilities will depend upon the intern’s skills and interests, and Fathom’s current needs.

Communications team
The team handles all media, web and social media, publications, newsletters and other communications activities at BICOM. Interns will have the opportunity to connect with senior UK journalists, learn about promotion on social media platforms and pick up skills such as video editing and basic graphic design. They will work closely with the team producing our daily newsletter read by thousands, writing content, constructing the newsletter and uploading content to our website.

Responsibilities may include: working with the Communications team to help prepare our daily newsletter, briefing notes in advance of events and meetings; amending media contact lists; media monitoring, analysis and updating and expanding our database. Interns may also be required to help organising and promoting events.

Qualifications
We seek self-motivated individuals with a strong interest in Israel and the Middle East. The position is suitable for graduates seeking to gain experience in political research and media relations.

Closing Date: 6 June 2018

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 11th June 2018, but reserve the right to interview candidates before the closing date.

The internship is full time for six months, to begin in the last week of June 2018.

Application Details

Please attach a CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in BICOM in an e-mail to Abi Rose abir@bicom.org.uk.

Or visit the BICOM website http://www.bicom.org.uk/job/research-communications-intern/

Website: http://www.bicom.org.uk

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