Public Affairs Intern – Initial 6-month contract

Salary: £18,000-£21,000 (pro rata)

Job Details

Political Intelligence is an independent public affairs consultancy that helps organisations understand and shape the policy making process. With a presence in all the key European markets and partners elsewhere, we have twenty-five years’ experience in 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 are looking for an intern to join our friendly and sociable London office based in the Old Street/Moorgate area. 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 support on a range of accounts across our focus areas. We work for a mixture of well-known companies as well as SMEs, charities and trade associations and 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 as well as helping the team keep track of Brexit developments and other setpiece political events.

The position is for an initial 6-month contract with the potential for the position to become permanent for the right candidate and business need.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Knowledge of UK Parliament, politics, procedure and policy
  • A degree in a relevant field (Politics, International 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
  • Confidence in using 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 tech issues is desirable but not essential

Closing Date: 12 September 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Thursday September 12th, though please note we may conduct interviews and appoint before the deadline. Starting date ideally as soon as possible.

Application Details

Please send a two-page CV and a cover letter of no more than one page outlining how your experience meets the job criteria, to neeraj@political-intelligence.com