Public Affairs Intern 

Job Reference: SS2022GHB1

  • Start date: July 4th 2022
  • Salary: London living wage as a minimum
  • Type of intern: Graduates
  • Duration of internship: 6-8 weeks 
  • Number of opportunities available: 1
  • Internship format: Hybrid
  • Office location: London

We are a PR and communications agency with global reach. Our core teams cover consumer brand marketing and corporate reputation management, public affairs, public sector, digital marketing and content creation, crisis support, consultation and stakeholder engagement services.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Intern to join our award-winning Public Affairs practice to gain some career building, first hand experience by shadowing and assisting in delivering day-to-day client work and playing a key support role within the team. 

We are looking for excellent communicators, team players, creative thinkers and naturally curious individuals, who have the enthusiasm and creativity to make the most of this internship opportunity.

What you will do:

  • Gaining insight into the full range of monitoring and research tools available (and agreed internal processes) to inform, implement and monitor campaigns and projects
  • Assisting with building and managing stakeholder maps and recommending appropriate opportunities to target stakeholders
  • Delivering insightful research driven by data and manages key new business assets
  • Keeping the team/client (where appropriate) informed on progress in accordance with agreed processes
  • Gaining exposure to delivering accurate written communications across a range of copy (internal/external) including: policy analysis papers, biographies and briefings, emails, contact reports, social media materials
  • Keeping up to date with political and client-specific industry developments
  • Managing departmental administration and supporting the team, ensuring internal processes are followed

The skills they are looking for:

  • A keen interest in UK politics
  • Digitally savvy
  • Curious – a desire to learn, improve, apply new knowledge and develop self
  • Personal drive and passion for the industry
  • Strong time management, administrative and organisation skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple and changing priorities
  • Ability to assimilate information quickly and recommend a practical response
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Accuracy and close attention to detail
  • Supportive, inspiring and motivational team player

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: SS2022GHB1

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.