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Reference: 86634

Date Added: 9 November 2022
Closing Date: 5 December 2022

Job Title: Public Affairs and Events Intern

Working For: Royal Commonwealth Society

Location: London

Salary: London Living Wage (£11.95ph + benefits)

Length of Contract: 10 weeks (18 January 2023 - 29 March 2023)

Job Details

The Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) is a network of individuals and organisations committed to improving the lives and prospects of Commonwealth citizens across the world. Through youth empowerment, education and high-level advocacy, the Society champions the importance of literacy, equality and inclusion, the environment and connected communities across the Commonwealth’s 56 member nations.

We seek an intern that can provide essential administrative support to our public affairs and events programme. Key deliverables during the period of engagement will include the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey, a Commonwealth Banquet and support for The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition and the Society’s broader activities.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Assisting with the promotion, administration, and logistics of the Commonwealth Service in March (e.g. sending invitations and collating RSVPs, dealing with enquiries from guests, database entry, etc.).
  • Assisting with the promotion, administration, and logistics of The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition
  • Event delivery support including logistical arrangements and stakeholder management.
  • Research and preparation of topical briefings.
  • Content development and delivery for the Society's social media channels.
  • Other administrative duties as required. 

Person specification: 

  • An ability to communicate clearly and politely, in person, on the phone and via email with a wide range of people (including diplomatic representatives).
  • Ability to work in a team and independently.
  • Innovative approach to work.
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail. 
  • Ability to prioritise a varied workload.
  • An ability to write in clear, concise English.
  • Experience of using social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Confidence using Microsoft Office suite and a willingness to learn to use new IT tools. 
  • An interest in international relations, communications, and events. 
  • Experience of supporting / working with young people. 

Please be aware that applications can only be considered from individuals with the existing right to work in the United Kingdom. Applicants should also be willing to undergo an enhanced DBS check. 

Closing Date: 5 December 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be held between Tuesday 13 and Friday 16 December for a start on Wednesday 18 January 2023 (flexible).

Application Details

Applicants should send a CV (1-2 pages) and covering letter (1 page) explaining why you would like to intern for the Society and how you meet the above person specification to Elizabeth van der Valk at elizabeth.vandervalk@royalcwsociety.org with Public Affairs and Events Intern Application – (your last name)’ as the subject of your email.

Applications must reach us by the opening of business on Monday, 5 December 2022.

We regret that, due to constraints on our capacity, we are unable to provide feedback to candidates who are not invited to interview.

Website: http://www.royalcwsociety.org

Additional Notes