Job Title: Communications Intern
Working For: Liberal International
Location: London, UK
Salary: £14,000 per annum based on a 4 day working week. 12 month contract
Closing Date: *DEADLINE EXTENDED* – now Wednesday 21th February 2018 with shortlisted candidates expected for interview on 26 February
Liberal International is offering a talented and energetic individual, with a demonstrable knowledge of communications, the opportunity to help implement significant aspects of the internal and external communication strategy for our global federation. From designing engaging social media campaigns to planning international press engagements, you will gain experience of working in a small team set up to operate in a high tempo, politically charged environment. Coming at a time of reorganisation for our London-based secretariat, this exciting 12-month fixed- term appointment will enable you to make your mark as you build your career. Throughout your contract period you will report to LI’s head of communications.
You are confident and can demonstrate a solid understanding of selling a message through major social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) as well as utilising WordPress websites. You have attention to detail and understand how to communicate to a variety of audiences. You can expect to be given a good deal of responsibility and autonomy early and must be capable of managing your time and workload effectively to deliver top quality results.
We are a small office with a global reach so the confidence and capacity to think on your feet and work under pressure is a must. Your writing skills will be exceptional and we are particularly interested in hearing from candidates who can demonstrate a strong French proficiency and experience of working in an international environment.
While you do not need to be a political animal (you are expected to communicate our work innovatively and not to write policy!) it is expected that you will possess an understanding of, and sympathy with, the values and objectives of Liberal International. Please note that you must be eligible to work as a paid intern in the United Kingdom.
Liberal International is the oldest global federation of political parties with almost 100 members in both government and opposition from Canada to Taiwan. Through our governing bureau and member parties, we work with major international bodies including the United Nations, Inter- Parliamentary Union, and the Council of Europe to promote liberal values around the world. Find out more on our website.
Your Responsibilities and Experience
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview on the 26th February 2018 with an immediate start preferable.
Please send your CV, cover letter and examples of previous work to firstname.lastname@example.org – mark your email subject: Surname_FirstName_CommsIntern2018