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Internship opportunity in the EU/Economic Team at British Embassy Rome

Si segnala opportunità di tirocinio curricolare presso l'Ambasciata britannica di Roma.

The EU/Economic Section of the British Embassy in Rome is seeking an intern for a period of six months starting from early October 2019. The Section analyses and reports on a number of varied areas including the Italian domestic economy, the tax system, EU affairs, financial and banking issues, labour, welfare, education and public administration. Our main customers in the UK administration are bly interested in all aspects of the Italian economy, ranging from macro-economic reports to specific industrial sectors or updates on new legislation.

In the forthcoming months, the EU/Economic Section also expects some official visits by members of the UK government. These will require the team’s involvement in preparing briefings and ensuring their smooth running.

Main duties/responsabilities

  • Monitoring Italian media sources and identifying relevant issues based on the section’s priority themes;
  • Contributing to reports on the main developments in the Italian economy;
  • Preparing ad-hoc reports on specific economic issues;
  • Providing administrative and logistic support for the delivery of programmes of high-level UK visits and/or events organised by the EU/Economic Team;
  • Contact database updating and maintenance;
  • Attending ministerial briefings or conferences and drafting the follow-up reports;
  • Taking part in a wide range of embassy activities and events.

Required experience and skills

  • Economic studies background;
  • Fluent spoken and written English;
  • Organisational and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise the tasks assigned;
  • Ability to work independently but also as part of a highly dynamic team.

Terms and Conditions

The ‘tirocinio curriculare’ is intended for undergraduate students as part of their education/studies, or recently graduated students completing their academic path. The candidate will have to go through a selection process by way of an interview, both written and oral.

Prior to appointment of the successful candidate, the Embassy will have to sign an agreement (Convenzione di Tirocinio) with the university setting out the arrangements including tutor, health& safety and insurance cover.

The intern will be granted a number of credits (crediti formativi) as indicated by the university. The internship is not a work contract and as such is not paid. However the Embassy will pay the intern a monthly allowance of €350 per month. This amount is not subject to tax under current local legislation. The intern would be expected to work an average of 30 hours per week, Monday to Friday, within the range of 9.00 am – 5pm. Some degree of flexibility is expected, mostly in case of seminars and events. Flexibility is ensured by the whole section to accommodate the intern’s need in case of university exams or personal reasons.

Other administrative details are set out in the university 'progetto formativo’ to be signed once appointed to the internship.

Applications (covering letter + CV in English) will have to come through the university or promoting body by the 9 September. Applications can be sent to  Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo. object:  British Embassy – Economic Section.


Si informa inoltre che nel CV deve essere chiaramente indicata l’autorizzazione al trattamento dei dati personali ai sensi del Regolamento (UE) 2016/679 in materia di protezione dei dati personali GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), in assenza della quale le candidature non saranno prese in considerazione.

L’ufficio Stage e Placement informa inoltre che i dati saranno oggetto di trattamento nel rispetto dei principi di liceità e correttezza dettati dal suddetto GDPR. Con l’invio del proprio CV si autorizza lo stesso ufficio alla trasmissione all’azienda/ente indicata/o nel riferimento.

Ufficio Placement e Stage

Daniela Cecchini
Tel: 06 510777268