Vacancy Postings

Public Affairs / Campaigns Intern

(Fixed term contract 12 months)
Role Specification

Salary:

£20,000 + sponsorship to undertake the CIPR Specialist Diploma during the internship.

Application Closing Date:

14th January 2022

We have an extremely exciting opportunity for a 12 month fixed term contract internship as a Public Affairs/Campaigns Intern on behalf of one of our clients, who is a chartered professional membership and educational body. There will also be sponsorship to undertake the CIPR Specialist Diploma during the internship.

This position supports multiple aspects of fast-paced public affairs, including providing political and policy monitoring, intelligence-gathering and participating in meetings. As the Public Affairs and Campaigns intern, you will learn campaigning and influencing skills on the job, at the end of the 12 months you will have the knowledge and experience to take your next steps in your career.

Main Accountabilities & Responsibilities:
  • Provide support for the Public Affairs team and internal stakeholders, including the Chief Executive and Chair and President.
  • Provide support for and co-ordination of stakeholder mapping and the production of written newsletters, briefings, and campaign material.
  • Assist in the preparation of Public Affairs reports and provide a tracking and monitoring service of key developments in Parliament, government departments, political parties, local government, think tanks and NGOs.
  • Assist in the production of weekly political updates for senior management.
  • Analyse parliamentary publications and printed transcripts, such as Hansard, and other activities such as debates, parliamentary questions, committee enquiries, statements, reports, regulations and legislation as they are deemed relevant to the organisation and its membership.
  • Assist in maintaining relationships with existing stakeholders and contacts in Parliamentary offices.
  • Working with designated external agencies and key contacts within the organisation, assist in draft press releases and other publicity activities as they might be required.
Person Specification:
  • A strong interest in, and enthusiasm for, politics, policy issues and current affairs.
  • A degree in Politics, Government Relations or Public Policy with at least a 2:1 undergraduate degree.
  • An interest in the law, accessibility and inclusion issues would be beneficial.
  • Excellent research and communication (written and oral) skills.
  • A general understanding of campaigning and politics in the UK.
  • Keenness to learn and get up to speed quickly and an eagerness to contribute to a team environment and the ability to organise and prioritise your workload.
  • Ability/experience in preparing documents, PowerPoint presentations and succinct.
  • The ability to inspire trust and confidence through demonstrable personal integrity with key contacts, colleagues and organisation members.
Skills and Attributes:
  • Displays a can-do attitude.
  • Passionate about a career in public affairs.
  • Team player who thrives on working with other people, as well as working independently.
  • Able to demonstrate respect and understanding of a range of people irrespective of their race, disability, gender, age, religion, belief or sexual orientation and how they contribute to the success of the organisation.

"Integrated Resources is a very useful asset to have in your tool kit; they have a broad range of employment law skills and abilities and apply them in a practical and empathetic way to the wide range of clients with whom we have worked with together."
Steve Barry
MD
Munro Building Services
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