Highgate – 2024 Internship Programme

  • Job Title: Intern
  • Internship Length: 6 months
  • Status: Full-time; c. 40 hours per week with additional hours as required
  • Working For: Global CEO & sovereign advisory firm, Highgate
  • Location: London office & remote (hybrid)
  • Salary: £2,279 per month (equivalent to London Living Wage)

Highgate is looking for four interns to help execute and deliver strategies and campaigns for clients. Our services include dispute resolution, special situations, sovereign counsel and philanthropic advisory.

This is an ideal opportunity for a hard-working and enthusiastic individual looking to develop their career in political and geopolitical consultancy and communications.

As part of Highgate’s Internship Programme, we commit to investing in training and every intern has a dedicated mentor to support and guide them. Our interns are important members of the team, have full access to the senior team, are involved in company meetings and support on business development.

Key tasks:

  • Research and compiling of concise briefing notes in the areas of politics, business and international affairs
  • Drafting content including blogs, briefings, newsletters etc
  • Researching and analysing media articles for clients, including daily media monitoring
  • Compiling stakeholder contact lists, including media, and writing pitches to journalists
  • Attending meetings with the team and clients, writing up summary notes
  • Support the team in drafting and brainstorming communications and business strategies
  • Ad-hoc administrative tasks

The successful candidate will have:

  • Excellent written skills, the ability to think critically and attention to detail
  • Ability to provide quality research notes within short time frames
  • Excellent organisational skills, including managing and prioritising multiple tasks
  • Strong work ethic, a desire to learn and the ability to work in teams and independently
  • A keen interest and a good understanding of politics and international affairs
  • Foreign language skills are desirable (Ukrainian and Russian language skills are desired for 1 of the 4 open internships)

For one of the four positions, Highgate is looking for a creative and resourceful digital intern to help develop and execute digital strategies and support the team in delivering high-stakes digital campaigns for our clients. The ideal digital candidate will have strong writing skills and be able to demonstrate previous experience in managing social media channels and creating content for social media including videos and graphics, and will have a solid understanding and genuine interest in digital communications. Please indicate in your application if you are interested in the digital role.

About Highgate

Highgate is a strategic advisory firm expert in dispute resolution and special situations. We help corporate, philanthropic and political leaders manage high-stakes issues and navigate complex environments. Our international team is drawn from the best talent in intelligence, law, government, finance, media and the military.

All Highgate consultants are expected to be positive, collaborative, kind, empathetic, ethical, open-minded, entrepreneurial, innovative, discreet and passionate about excellent client service.

To learn more about Highgate and our work, visit our website https://www.highgate.ltd.

How to Apply

To apply for this internship programme, please complete the application form HERE. All applicants must have the right to work in the UK and they must have completed an undergraduate degree or demonstrate at least one year of professional experience.

  • Application Deadline: July 15th 2024
  • Start Date: 4 September 2024 (some flexibility).

When submitting your application, please specify that you heard about the role through the Taylor Bennett Foundation.