Crisis Communications Intern 

Job Reference: S2022MCJM1

  • Start date: July 2022
  • Salary: National minimum wage (plus expenses)
  • Type of intern: Second year/final year undergraduates and Graduate 
  • Duration of internship: 6 months 
  • Number of opportunities available: 1
  • Internship format: Hybrid (1-2 times per month in person)
  • Office location: London or Reading 
  • Contract: Part-time 16 hours per week 

    We are a growing communications consultancy working with some of the world’s biggest brands advising high profile clients in a crisis and handling their corporate communications. Many people turn to us when they are about to hit the front pages or find themselves trending for all the wrong reasons. Whether facing a crisis or deciding they need to be better prepared, we provide crisis comms, media training and corporate comms support.

    We are looking for a fabulous person alive to news, current affairs and cultural trends, with an appetite forgetting hands on experience in this lively and exciting type of communications work. We are keen to understand how topical issues such as diversity, inclusion and environmental campaigns are discussed, in particular in the social space and through online Zines. Are you the person to bring us up to speed so we can provide smart insight to clients?

    This internship is a great opportunity to get involvedcontribute your views and experience the reality of fast changing communications situations. This is our first internship and the opportunity to grow and develop the role is vast.

    What you will do:

    • No two days are the same. The team can be responding to a crisis, while preparing for media training and pitching for a new client proposal. We have won new and diverse clients, while continuing to support teams we have worked with for several years. It is a busy time and we are excited about what is coming next.
    • Part time, 16 hours per week, starting soon, for six months (potential to extend based on projects)
    • Remote working with in person team catch ups to fit around our work schedules plus opportunities to attend client sessions, dependent on project needs
    • Key tasks include; Social media & online research; Writing about relevant and topical issues; Sourcing and attending industry events of interest; Client and new business support.
    • You will be working in a small team of 2 

    The skills they are looking for: 

    • Someone alive to news, current affairs and cultural trends.
    • Someone who understands the importance of good communication and the basics of public relations.
    • A strong understanding of the social space and online Zines particularly on topical issues such as diversity, inclusion and environmental campaigns.
    • The ability to write, research and pitch blog ideas for our own website and social channels.
    • Attention to detail and a willingness to work on breaking client issues.
    • Willingness to help improve our client offer, contribute your views and voice and to listen and learn as part of our dedicated and supportive team.

    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: S2022MCJM1

    Roles will remain open until Friday, July 8th 2022 so please be sure to apply as early as possible as strong candidates will be selected and interviewed on a rolling basis. Once the position has been filled, the role will be closed. 

    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.