Public Affairs Intern | Advocacy Team

Job Reference: SS23HC2

  • Start date: July 2023 
  • Salary: London Living Wage 
  • Who can apply: Undergraduates and Graduates
  • Duration of internship: 12 weeks
  • Internship format: In-office (Hybrid)
  • Office location: London

We are a leading award-winning communications consultancy that advises enterprises, institutions and individuals on building recognition and enhancing reputation.

Our remarkable growth is driven by our teams across Europe and the Middle East working together with clients in pursuit of a single goal, underpinned by a truly collaborative culture. 

We are committed to encouraging a balanced and diverse workforce and have set ourselves challenging goals over the next couple of years. This is a collective effort from our senior leadership all the way through the business. This work is supported by the IN Network, our global working group dedicated to Inclusion and Diversity, currently formed of six workstreams in gender, ethnicity, social-economic background, LGBTQIA+, mental health and working parents.

We are a part of AVENIR GLOBAL’s global powerhouse of specialist communications consultancies.

The Role

We are looking for enthusiastic candidates to join the Advocacy (public affairs) team as an Intern for 12-weeks. This is an exciting opportunity for candidates with a real interest in public affairs, policy & UK politics. It will provide you with first-hand experience in an award-winning consultancy.

The Advocacy team is made up of a fast-growing team of political specialists who advise some of the world’s biggest brands on UK political and regulatory issues. Our consultants are policy experts who enjoy becoming genuine extensions of their clients’ in-house teams.

Our clients include Sky, Facebook / Meta, Paramount / Viacom, Cisco, Uber, Pizza Hut, London Stock Exchange Group, Airbus, Premier League, and the British Beer & Pub Association.

As an Intern you will provide support to consultants across our Advocacy (public affairs) team in monitoring political and parliamentary activity as well as providing support for events and undertaking admin or research tasks for new business activity.

The role offers on the job training and the opportunity to support the team in client work across a wide range of business sectors including technology, energy, food & drink and financial services.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills:

  • A demonstrable interest in UK politics and policy
  • Strong personal time management and organisational skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Accuracy and close attention to detail
  • Good research capabilities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An ability to operate effectively and collaboratively as part of a team

The internship is full time, Mon-Fri, for 12-weeks and paid at a competitive rate.

The internship will be part of our hybrid working policy, with some time spent at our Bankside offices (Riverside House, 2A Southwark Bridge Road, SE1 9HA) and some time spent working from home.

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: SS23HC2

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.