Media Relations Intern | UK Bank 

Job reference: SS2022LBGMR6

  • Start date: July 2022
  • Salary: London living wage 
  • Type of intern: School leavers, undergraduates and Graduates 
  • Duration of internship: 6 weeks 
  • Number of opportunities available: 1
  • Internship format: Hybrid
  • Office location: London

Organisation Overview

We are the largest UK retail and commercial financial services provider, with 26 million customers and a leading digital presence.

Our purpose is Helping Britain Prosper. We do this by creating a more sustainable and inclusive future for people and businesses, shaping finance as a force for good.

For Group Corporate Affairs, our purpose is: Delivering the best in class communications. We provide the insight, counsel and challenge our leaders need to deliver the Group’s strategic objectives and deliver best-in-class communications to our internal and external audiences. 

What will you be working on throughout the internship? 

  • Research project on media publications: Challenge and analyse the value of targeting (unorthodox) publications outside our normal sphere; evolving media trends and media relations engagement
  • Research and insight into how brands/ organisations are using podcasts, alternative channels and social channels to communicate and engage with media in different ways; what can we learn?
  • Supporting the media relations team and wider Corporate Affairs function on the Group’s sustainability narrative and development, including working with our Commercial Banking business to support our net zero goals
  • Playing an active role as part of the media relations team including shadowing on media plans, preparation of press releases and other assets
  • Involvement in media strategy and brainstorming sessions
  • Contact with journalists (TBC: selling in press releases and campaigns, handling information requests)

 Skills or experience we are looking for: 

  • Good oral and written skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Understanding of core IT programmes (Microsoft word, excel, Teams etc)
  • Good research and analysis skills 
  • Comfortable with public speaking

Desirable skills or experience: 

  • Curiosity and creativity
  • Ability to think laterally
  • Confidence to share ideas and challenge
  • Interest in media (print, online, social media)
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment

What qualities are we looking for in an intern?

  • Good communicator
  • Positive can-do approach
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Team player
  • Self-starter who can manage tasks independently
  • Appreciation of news and some evidence of media instincts

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: SS2022LBGMR6

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.