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The British Embassy is in the search for interns who are dynamic, resourceful, task oriented, with a collaborative approach.

Are you interested in doing your internships in an exciting, dynamic and international environment? Would you like to have the opportunity to start your professional career with a diverse team and, at the same time, make a real contribution to the British Embassy in Peru?

The British Embassy is in the search for interns who are dynamic, resourceful, task oriented, with a collaborative approach.

Three internship positions are open to students who are currently studying communications, marketing, business, economics or related degrees at an undergraduate level.

The internships will last for six months.

How to Apply

  1. If you fulfill the requirements and relevant criteria for this position, please send your CV with a short covering letter both in English explaining why you think you would be an excellent candidate for this job, to the following email address: Recruitment1.AmericasRegionalHub@fco.gov.uk

  2. Applications should be sent in an electronic format with all attachments included not exceeding 1MB.

  3. A receipt will be automatically generated upon successful receipt of your application. Your application should be sent with the position you are applying in the subject.

  4. Closing date for applications is 12:00 PM (local time, Lima City) on Wednesday 12, November 2014. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

Only those candidates who are short-listed will be contacted and called for interview.

Applications that do not fully comply with the instructions above will not be taken into consideration.

Economic & Commercial Development Section

Are you…

  • Responsible?

  • A high performer?

  • Organised?

  • Good at English?

  • Good at delivering results with little to no supervision?

  • Willing to learn and grow in a customer related environment?

  • In the last semesters of your degree or a recent graduate with qualification in Foreign Trade, International Relations, Logistics, Politics or Economy?

Description of the team/outline of area of work

The Economic & Commercial Development Team is a busy, friendly team leading the British Embassy’s work on commercial and economic development, promoting a better business environment and identifying and developing key future commercial opportunities.

Role description including core tasks

  • Research and analysis on specific commercial sectors, for example education, green growth, science & innovation, healthcare, urban development and infrastructure;
  • Support work to improve the business environment, including tackling specific trade barriers and market access issues;
  • Support economic monitoring and research, providing high quality, timely and clear reporting on economic trends and specific economic issues;
  • Event management, stakeholder engagement and other tasks as required;
  • There will be the opportunity to lead on specific areas of work as well as supporting other team members.

Why should a candidate be interested in this internship and/ or in the development opportunities offered?

  • The successful candidate will experience the full range of economic and commercial diplomacy, putting into practice work-related skills such as researching, report writing, policy development, stakeholder management, influencing and negotiating, and contact building and networking.
  • This candidate will gain first-hand experience of life in a busy, high-profile international mission, working on major bilateral and international initiatives.
  • This role offers an excellent opportunity for a motivated quick-learner with an interest in international affairs, economics and business.
  • There will also be opportunities to be involved in wider Embassy activities.

Requirements:

  • High Level of personal organisation

  • Strong research and analysis skills

  • Creative thinking

  • Team work

  • Good interpersonal & communication skills

  • Sense of fun!

  • English oral and written proficiency is essential and the applicant must have good IT skills

  • Valid Peruvian carnet or DNI

Benefits

  • Start date: 19 January 2015
  • Term: 6 months
  • Training days: Monday to Friday
  • Salary: S/. 750.00 soles per month

Trade & Investment Section

Are you…

  • Responsible?

  • A high performer?

  • Organised?

  • Good at English?

  • Good at delivering results with little to no supervision?

  • Willing to learn and grow in a customer related environment?

  • In the last semesters of your degree or a recent graduate with qualification in Foreign Trade, International Relations, Logistics, Politics, Economy or Communications?

Description of the team/outline of area of work

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) in Lima assists UK companies looking to take advantage of business opportunities in Peru and helps Peruvian enterprises locate to the UK.

Role description including core tasks

The role of the intern would be to play an integral part in delivering our services to UK companies. One of the key areas of importance will be in identifying and developing new and existing projects for UK companies, particularly in infrastructure so strong interpersonal skills and an ability to develop relationships will be essential. The work will also involve making arrangements for VIP visits from the UK and Peru.

Much of our work is research based so an ability to understand client requirements and source accurately is vital

Why should a candidate be interested in this internship and/or in the development opportunities offered?

The internship offers an excellent opportunity to experience real life interaction with UK customers looking to do business in Peru. UK company interest in Peru is growing and this position offers an opportunity to develop relationships, commercial abilities and research & analytical skills in preparation for a career in business.

We like all our staff to be imaginative in how we meet our team targets so the intern will be encouraged to submit ideas for improving our services.

Requirements

  • High level of personal organisation

  • Valid Peruvian carnet or DNI

  • Creative thinking

  • Team work

  • Good interpersonal & Communication skills

  • English oral and written proficiency is essential and the applicant must have good IT skills

Benefits

  • Start date: 19 January 2015
  • Term: 6 months
  • Training days: Monday to Friday
  • Salary: S/. 750.00 soles per month

Communications Section

Are you…

  • Responsible?

  • A high performer?

  • Organised?

  • Good at English?

  • Good at delivering results with little to no supervision?

  • Willing to learn and grow in a customer related environment?

  • In the last semesters of your degree or a recent graduate with qualification in Communications and/or Journalism?

Description of the team/outline of area of work:

Communications provides exposure and promotes this post’s work and the UK government’s priorities through different channels, handling internal communications work as well.

Role description including core tasks

Provides support in media monitoring. Takes photos and produces video coverage of events. Writes pieces for our web site; does Spanish/English translations. Updates databases and does research on current events. Provides support to events set up; does some social media work.

Why should a candidate be interested in this internship and/or in the development opportunities offered?

  • The internship provides an engaging environment where new communications professionals apply their academic knowledge and technical skills in real life situations.
  • Intern’s work has real impact and visibility not limited to Peru but to the worldwide audience interested in UK-related topics.
  • Interns will receive training according to their role and will be free to implement fresh, innovative ideas.

Requirements

  • High level of personal organisation
  • Valid Peruvian carnet or DNI
  • Organised, strong focus, ability to meet deadlines.
  • Has always a problem-solving attitude.
  • Corporate / organizational / development communications or public relations background preferable.
  • Video editing skills: Adobe Premiere, FinalCut Pro
  • Photo skills, basic Photoshop
  • Social media skills: Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite
  • Creative thinking
  • Team work
  • Good interpersonal & Communication skills.
  • English oral and written proficiency is essential and the applicant must have good IT skills (Word, PowerPoint, some Excel).

Benefits

  • Start date: 19 January 2015
  • Term: 6 months
  • Training days: Monday to Friday
  • Salary: S/. 750.00 soles per month

The British Embassy in Lima City is committed to a policy of equal opportunities and to creating a diverse working environment, free from discrimination, where everyone is included and treated fairly, based on merit alone. We are an equal opportunity employer, making all employment decisions without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, political affiliation or any other criterion protected by law.