Intern, Researcher (Public Affairs and Policy Focus) 

Job Reference: S2022TCUK1

  • Start date: July 4th 2022
  • Salary: London living wage as a minimum
  • Type of intern: Graduate
  • Duration of internship: 3 to 12 Months
  • Number of opportunities available: 1
  • Internship format: Hybrid 
  • Office location: London

    This in-house company is the industry-led body representing UK-based financial and related professional services. 

    We champion and support the success of the ecosystem, and thereby our members, promoting policies in the UK, across Europe and internationally that drive competitiveness, support job creation and ensure long-term economic growth. The industry contributes over 10% of the UK’s total economic output and employs more than 2.3 million people, with two thirds of these jobs outside London. It is the largest tax payer, the biggest exporting industry and generates a trade surplus exceeding that of all other net exporting industries combined. It also makes a real difference to people in their daily lives, helping them save for the future, buy a home, invest in a business and protect and manage risk.

    They champion and support the success of the ecosystem, and thereby our members, promoting policies in the UK, across Europe and internationally that drive competitiveness, support job creation and ensure long-term economic growth.

    This internship role includes support the public affairs and International team day today business activities and research work. 

    What you will do:

    Public Affairs

    • Oversee political stakeholder map to ensure that it is kept up to date and 
    • appropriate stakeholders are targeted for follow up
    • Ensure details about all of the companies public affairs engagements are promptly input into the CRM system, in line with the public affairs strategy 
    • Support the team to organise a series of public affairs events with stakeholders including roundtables and our House of Commons Terrace reception in September 
    • Monitoring developments in Westminster to identify challenges and opportunities for


    • Support the running of the India-UK Financial Partnership (IUKFP), including helping to manage the diary of the UK Chair
    • Provide secretariat support for IUKFP workstreams, including scheduling meetings, 
    • coordinating papers, shaping agendas, minutes etc.
    • Undertake research in areas of priority for IUKFP members eg. on Central Bank Digital Currencies, capital markets and cross-border trade and investment macro issues
    • Track IUKFP policy recommendations through open research and consultation with 
    • stakeholders
    • Support the delivery of inward and outward delegations 
    • Contribute to the preparation of IUKFP policy papers, including editing and reviewing copy

    The skills they are looking for: 

    • Graduate 
    • An interest in politics, public affairs and international markets
    • Good organisational skills and an eye for detail
    • Good research and analytical skills 
    • Ability to work well in a team 
    • Ability to multi-task, prioritise and work to deadlines 
    • Good written and verbal communication skills
    • Committed to the values of the organisation

    NOTE: You must be a registered Summer Stars candidate to apply for this role.

    If you are not a registered Summer Stars candidate but wish to apply for this role, please email [email protected] directly before submitting an application. You would also need to confirm that you are eligible to work within the UK.   

    Applications that are from a non Summer Stars registered candidate will not be accepted. 

    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: S2022TCUK1

    Roles will remain open until Sunday, May 22nd (11:59pm) 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.