Public Affairs and Communications Intern 

Job Reference: SS2022HSFT1

  • Start date: June 30th or July 4th 2022
  • Salary: London living wage as a minimum
  • Type of intern: Undergraduates and graduates 
  • Duration of internship: 3months 
  • Number of opportunities available:
  • Internship format: Hybrid
  • Office location: London

We turn insight into impact. Whether you face a communications challenge or have a policy goal, our exceptional team uses our understanding of public opinion, the press and politics to create campaigns that work. We have a relentless focus on achieving great results for our clients.

What’s on offer

  • A 3 month long internship in a Public Affairs and Communications team.
  • You will have the opportunity to work directly on client projects.
  • Learn from the most senior and experienced people in the business.
  • Be given a one-on-one mentor responsible for your development during your time with us.
  • Be paid London living wage.

What you will do:

  • You will work across our communications and public affairs teams.
  • You will be supporting these teams in servicing clients.
  • Researching, analysing and collating political outputs from Westminster, Whitehall and the regulators.
  • Taking part in brainstorms to come up with new story ideas for clients.
  • Contributing to the drafting of briefings, stakeholder maps and client updates.
  • Monitoring the media for key developments relating to clients.

The skills they are looking for:

  • Have a passion for politics.
  • Have a desire to learn new things.
  • Have the ability to work well within teams.
  • Over the age of 18.
  • You don’t need a degree or any work experience.
  • Be excited by the opportunity to work on new projects.
  • Have a strong work ethic

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 

To apply, please answer the below two questions (in a MS Word document) and send through your CV 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: SS2022HSFT1

Application Questions

  • The war in Ukraine and lockdown rule breaking in Downing Street are two major stories dominating the UK news agenda. Tell us about another story you’re currently following. Why is it interesting? (300 words)
  • One of our values is ‘excellence is doing good work and being good colleagues’. What words would you use to describe yourself as a colleague and why? (200 words)

Roles will remain open until Monday, May 23rd (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.