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Internship Opportunity: British Embassy COP26 team

The COP26/Climate Change team is seeking to hire an intern for a period of six months, ideally starting in March 2020.

Main duties/responsibilities

  • Monitoring policy developments in Italy in key areas of interest, including through media monitoring and desk research;
  • Regular reporting and updates on climate change and energy issues;
  • Attending conferences and writing reports;
  • Providing support for the organisation and delivery of Embassy events, as well as inward and outward visits;
  • Supporting the team in their day-to-day work such as Italian/English translation and administrative tasks.

Required experience and skills

  • Enthusiasm, and ability to take initiative;
  • Ability to work independently and stay on track;
  • Flexible and a strong team player:
  • Must be fluent in both spoken and written English and Italian.

Terms and conditions 

The opportunity is open to undergraduates, as per the law DM142/98. The candidate will undertake a selection process by way of an interview, both written and oral. The successful candidate will be granted credits (crediti formativi), as indicated by the university.

Prior to the appointment, the Embassy will sign an agreement (Convenzione di Tirocinio). The agreement will set out arrangements for tutoring, health & safety and insurance cover.

The internship is not a work contract and is unpaid. However the Embassy will grant a monthly allowance of €350. This amount is not subject to tax. The intern will be expected to work an average of 30 hours per week, Monday to Friday, within the range of 9am to 5pm. Some degree of flexibility is expected, mostly in case of seminars and evening events. Flexibility will also be granted by the Embassy to accommodate the intern’s need in case of university exams or for studying. Other administrative details are set out in the ‘progetto formativo’ to be signed once the intern has been appointed.

Applications will have to come through the university by 16th of February 2020. Applications (CV + Cover letter) can be sent to the mailbox: Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo. Ref. British Embassy, intern to support the COP26 team.


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