Communications Intern 

Job Reference: SS2022PLSG1 

  • Start date: July 4th 2022 
  • Salary: London living wage 
  • Type of intern: Undergraduates and graduates 
  • Duration of internship: 4 weeks
  • Number of opportunities available: 1
  • Internship format: Hybrid 
  • Office location: Westminster, London

This is a leading, fast-growing communications agency right in the heart of Westminster. We pride ourselves on our dynamic, vibrant team, who deliver outstanding results for clients every day. We work across a range of core sectors, including education, health and social care, tech, housing, energy, and transport to deliver public affairs, public relations and digital programmes that play a central role in helping our clients achieve their diverse objectives.

If you are a news junkie with proven interest in and knowledge of UK politics, understand the power of digital comms and campaigning, and want to make your mark on the political and media landscape, we encourage you to apply.

What you will do:

You will engage in a variety of tasks to support the team which may include some or all of the following:

  • Drafting press releases or a set of press releases for a client
  • ‘Selling in’ press releases to journalists
  • Compiling media lists in support of a press release mailout
  • Producing policy briefings for clients
  • Liaising with the office of MPs or Ministers, and drafting letters if required
  • Contributing to the drafting of public affairs and media relations strategies
  • Sitting in on an internal account meetings
  • Involvement in New Business activities
  • Monitoring political events of relevance to clients and contributing to the work of monitoring team
  • Contributing to meeting preparation in support of either the senior team or a client
  • Working as part of an account team to develop client proposals and implement the PR activity – ensuring we are always ‘adding value’ to our clients
  • Assisting with event management, including press conferences and promotional events
  • Responding to requests for information from clients which may be at short notice
  • Providing colleagues with general administrative support as required
  • Developing a positive professional relationship with colleagues, and contributing to a thriving day to day working environment
  • Meeting internal deadlines - being organised and punctual

The skills they are looking for:

To be successful in this role, it is critical that you have a deep understanding, passion and interest in the British media and UK political system as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills. You will be well organised, highly motivated and able to work under your own initiative, meeting and driving forward on deadlines and projects.  In this role you will gain experience of – and exposure to – all the main disciplines of consultancy life.

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: SS2022PLSG1 

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.