The British Embassy in Washington, the United Kingdom’s largest
diplomatic mission, is offering two internships for the summer of 2012
to work within the Communications Team. The Communications Team is
responsible for handling public diplomacy on a range of issues (e.g.,
media relations, foreign policy, and promotion of UK priorities).
• Respond and analyse requests from the public for basic
information on the UK.
• Conduct media analysis for Embassy public diplomacy campaigns.
• Research media and prepare media lists for the Communications
• Write stories for the Embassy website.
• Work on special events, programmes, and logistical support for
the Communications Team events.
• Opportunities to attend and report on external briefings and
Hill hearings possible.
Qualifications & Experience:
• Must be a junior or a senior in an undergraduate program, or
enrolled in a graduate programme 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.
• Students majoring in International Relations, Communications,
Journalism, Public Diplomacy, Political Science or a relevant degree.
• Strong organisational, writing, and computer-related skills.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) is
• Willing to support all members of the Communications Team as
• Knowledge of UK and/or EU politics would be helpful, but not
This program offers internships for 15-25 hours per week during the fall
and spring semesters, as well as 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 costs.
Under US State Department requirements, the Embassy may only employ, as
non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card
holders, 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 background checks and security clearance.
Resume and a cover letter should be submitted in a .doc (word) file
format to BritishEmbassyWashington@fco.
note in the subject line of your email “Communications Internship”.
Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
The British Embassy Network is an equal opportunity employer,
dedicated to a diverse workforce.