Corporate Communications Intern | British Multinational Bank 

Job Reference: SS23BBPS3

  • Start date: July 2023 
  • Salary: London Living Wage 
  • Who can apply: School leavers, Undergraduates and Graduates
  • Duration of internship: 8 weeks 
  • Internship format: In-office (Hybrid)
  • Office location: London

We are a British universal bank. We are diversified by business, by different types of customers and clients, and by geography. Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by our service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group.

About PPCR

Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility comprises Corporate Communications, Citizenship, Business Management, Group Brand, Insights, Sponsorship and Events, Strategic Policy, and Sustainability & ESG, with colleagues based in the UK, the US, and Asia.

Overall purpose of role

Working at the heart of our Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility (PPCR) function the intern will work to protect and enhance the company’s reputation to a variety of stakeholder audiences.  

During the internship, the role holder will learn valuable skills, working on proactive campaigns and live issues in real time. 

The role holder will rotate around teams including media relations, sustainability, internal communications, digital channels and government relations learning best practice from established industry experts.

Key issues could include: climate change and sustainability, diversity and inclusion, macroeconomic environment, technology and innovation, societal purpose, to name a few.  

Key Accountabilities

  • Support teams to develop and deliver campaigns, as well as support the team in handling reactive enquiries.
  • Work closely with the wider Corporate Communications teams, understanding how we develop Group-wide campaigns and how we maximise their reach to key audiences and stakeholders through different channels, ultimately in support of our strategic priorities.
  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with key business stakeholders.
  • Play an active part in the wider Corporate Communications teams and PPCR function by identifying and sharing best practices.
  • At the end of the internship, you will deliver a presentation to the PPCR leadership on a topical issue which will be discussed at the start of the internship. 

What skills or experience are essential for you to have: 

  • Must have an interest in pursuing a career in PR/Comms/Public Affairs.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An interest in the news
  • Creativity
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 

Desirable skills: 

  • Experience in a similar position would be beneficial but not required.

Qualities we are looking for: 

Intellectual curiosity, enthusiastic, willing to get stuck in – we will expect the interns to contribute and help to deliver projects, from preparing for financial results reporting to the media as well colleagues, to social media activity. It is important that the candidate has an interest in pursing a career in corporate communication.

Our values underpin everything we do: Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship.

How to apply 

Please apply with a CV and cover letter (no longer than 250 words) explaining your interest in the position, any relevant experience or transferable skills you may have that makes you suitable for the role. Please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

Please add your full name and the job reference in the subject line. Applications submitted without a full name and job reference will not be considered. 

Job Reference Number: SS23BBPS3

For candidates shortlisted for an interview and moved on to the next stage of the recruitment process, if available, further information will be provided about the internship opportunity and the name of the employer will be revealed so further research and preparation can be done.