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Reference: 70952

Date Added: 8 May 2019
Closing Date: 28 May 2019

Job Title: Government Affairs and Media internship in financial services

Working For: The Investment Association

Location: London

Salary: London Living Wage

Job Details

This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to gain experience in government affairs and public relations to work in the Corporate Affairs team of a leading financial services trade organisation.

The Investment Association is the trade body that represents UK investment managers. Our 250 members collectively manage over £7.7 trillion on behalf of clients in the UK and around the world. Our purpose is to ensure investment managers are in the best possible position to:

  • Build people’s resilience to financial adversity
  • Help people achieve their financial aspirations
  • Enable people to maintain a decent standard of living as they grow older
  • Contribute to economic growth through the efficient allocation of capital

More information can be viewed on our website - https://www.theinvestmentassociation.org

About the role
We are looking for a bright and articulate intern with an interest in financial services to join our Corporate Affairs team for a full time internship. The post is initially for three months, with the possibility for this to be extended to six months.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with both the UK Government Affairs and Media Relations teams on high profile business and consumer-driven PR campaigns, as well as on the IA’s government relations strategy. The role will include compiling written reports and briefings on key industry and government issues for use by our members and Executive Committee; researching and drafting press releases and other media communications; and monitoring media and Parliament.

About the candidate
The successful candidate will be highly literate with good written and oral communication skills. They will have a good understanding of current affairs and an interest in the business landscape, as well as an interest in politics, government and the media. They will also have a positive outlook, a strong work ethic, excellent attention to detail and be willing to take on tasks at short notice and deliver them successfully.

Closing Date: 28 May 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be held at the IA's office near Liverpool Street (or by Skype for those unable to come to London) in May and June.

An appointment may be made before the closing date.

Application Details

To apply for the role, please send a copy of your CV and a short covering letter setting out why you would like the internship to GAIntern@theia.org. Please put ‘Internship Application’ in the subject of your email.

Website: https://www.theinvestmentassociation.org/

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