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Public Affairs and Events Intern

Closing date: 06 Dec 2021

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Website Royal Commonwealth Society

The Royal Commonwealth Society is a network of individuals and organisations committed to improving the lives and prospects of Commonwealth citizens across the world. Through youth empowerment, education and high-level advocacy, the Society champions the importance of literacy, equality and inclusion, the environment and connected communities across the Commonwealth’s 54 member nations. The Society’s unique position within the Commonwealth family allows it to play a pivotal role in convening and connecting the Commonwealth’s political and diplomatic representatives, as well as industry, civil society, academic and business leaders, on a wide range of issues.

We seek an intern who can provide essential administrative support to our public affairs and events programme. Key deliverables during the period of engagement will include the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey, support for The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition and the Society’s broader activities.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Public Affairs and Events Intern will assist the team with a wide variety of tasks, including:

  • Assisting with the promotion, administration, and logistics of the Commonwealth Service in March (e.g. sending invitations and collating RSVPs, dealing with enquiries from guests, database entry, etc.).
  • Assisting with the promotion, administration, and logistics of The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition.
  • Event delivery support including logistical arrangements and stakeholder management.
  • Research and preparation of topical briefings.
  • Content development and delivery for the Society’s social media channels.
  • Other administrative duties as required.   

The Person Specification:  

  • An ability to communicate clearly and politely, in person, on the phone and via email with a wide range of people (including diplomatic representatives).  
  • Ability to work in a team and independently.
  • Innovative approach to work.
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills. 
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritise a varied workload.
  • An ability to write in clear, concise English.
  • Experience of using social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Confidence using the Microsoft Office suite and a willingness to learn to use new IT tools.
  • An interest in international relations, communications, and events.
  • Experience of supporting / working with young people.

Please be aware that applications can only be considered from individuals with the existing right to work in the United Kingdom.

To apply for this job please visit www.royalcwsociety.org.

Any other details

Interviews will be held between Tuesday 14 and Thursday 17 December for a start on Monday 10 January 2022 (flexible).

We regret that, due to constraints on our capacity, we are unable to provide feedback to candidates who are not invited to interview.

How to apply

Applications should send a CV (1-2 pages) and covering letter (1 page) explaining why you would like to intern for the Society and how you meet the person specification to Elizabeth van der Valk to [email protected] with Public Affairs and Events Intern Application – (your last name) as the subject of your email.

 

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Job Details

Organisation: Royal Commonwealth Society

Location: 40-41 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5JQ

Salary: Living Wage (£11.05 per hour + benefits )

Closing date: 06 Dec 2021 (10 AM)

Contract type: Internship (9 Weeks)

Full-time/part-time: Full Time

Remote working: No

About the Organisation

The Royal Commonwealth Society is a network of individuals and organisations committed to improving the lives and prospects of Commonwealth citizens across the world. Through youth empowerment, education and high-level advocacy, the Society champions the importance of literacy, equality and inclusion, the environment and connected communities across the Commonwealth’s 54 member nations. The Society’s unique position within the Commonwealth family allows it to play a pivotal role in convening and connecting the Commonwealth’s political and diplomatic representatives, as well as industry, civil society, academic and business leaders, on a wide range of issues.

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