British Embassy Internship Programme, Communications Team within
the Political, Economics and Communications Group (PECG), British
Embassy, Washington, DC
The Communications Team within the Political, Economics and
Communications Group (PECG) is seeking two Spring Interns. PECG
responsible in the Embassy for a wide range of issues, including media
relations, public diplomacy, fostering the exchange of best practice in
domestic policy, and analysis and reporting of US politics and
economics. Students studying public diplomacy, economics, media
relations or PR, journalism, or international affairs can gain valuable
real-world experience in their fields through an internship with the
In order to be eligible for an internship with the British Embassy, you
must be a junior or a senior in an undergraduate program, or enrolled in
a graduate program by the start date of your internship (least 60 credit
hours of undergraduate coursework completed). Since this is an unpaid
internship, students receiving college credit in exchange for their
internships are preferred. The Embassy does provide a stipend of $75 per
month for transportation costs.
Under US State Department requirements, the Embassy may only employ, as
non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders
or A or J1 Visa holders. If you hold a Visa other than an A or J1 Visa
you are not currently eligible to work at the Embassy. All candidates
will be subject to security clearances and background checks.
British Embassy Internship Programme:
The British Embassy’s Internship Program is designed to supplement
undergraduate coursework in international affairs, government, public
affairs, economics, US-UK relations human relations, environmental
studies, or finance, and overall understanding of British Government
policies. The program allows students to work part-time in a fast-paced
environment at the centre of this important trans-Atlantic relationship.
Interns can work in any of several exciting departments within the
Embassy Network, in order to further develop their own understanding of
and interest in those areas.
This program offers internships for 15-25 hours per week during the fall
and spring semesters, as well as 40 hours per week for 3 months over the
summer. These are unpaid internships, for college credit only, but the
Embassy does provide a stipend of $75 per month for transportation
We are currently recruiting for interns for the 2012 spring semester
(January - May).
How to apply:
Please send your resume and cover letter to Kelly.Hysan@fco.gov.uk.
Include in the subject line of your email "Communications Internship".
Only successful candidates will be contacted. Please no phone calls.