Internship opportunity in the Justice & Home Affairs / Migration and Political Internal Sections at the British Embassy in Rome

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Si segnala opportunità di internship presso Ambasciata britannica a Roma.

The Justice & Home Affairs/Migration and Political Internal sections are seeking to hire an intern for a period of six months, ideally starting in April 2018. They will work under the direction of the Internal Political Officer and the Justice and Home Affairs Officer.
The Justice and Home Affairs/Migration Section deals with UK and EU policies that affect migration, freedom, security and justice. On the Justice side this includes, for example, working closely with the Italian authorities to facilitate bilateral cooperation and to tackle corruption. Under Home Affairs it includes cooperation with Italian law enforcement and policy makers on the fight against serious and organized crime, and modern slavery. On migration the main focus is fighting illegal migration and collaborating with the Italian authorities to address the current migration crisis. The section also covers cyber issues.
The Internal Political Section mainly deals with following and reporting on main developments in Italian politics with specific focus on the policies and priorities of top government figures; Members of Parliament; political parties and any major reforms or constitutional changes.
Overall, there will also be a strong focus on the UK’s EU exit negotiations during the upcoming months.
Both sections collaborate closely with several Whitehall departments including the Home Office, the Ministry of Justice, Department for International Development, UK Parliament and several Italian government Ministries and NGOs.
Monitoring policy developments in Italy in key areas of concern, including monitoring of media reporting
Attending conferences and writing reports
Providing support during the organisation of events, and high level ministerial visits
Supporting each team in their day to day work
Carrying out research
Enthusiasm, and ability to take the 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
The opportunity is open to undergraduates and graduates as provided for by Italian Law DM142/98.  The candidate will have to go through a selection process by way of an interview, both written and oral. The successful candidate will be granted a number of credits (crediti formativi), as indicated by the university.
Prior to the appointment, the Embassy will have to sign an agreement (Convenzione di Tirocinio) with the university where an agreement has not been yet signed. The agreement will set out the arrangements including tutor, health & safety and insurance cover.
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 09 am – 5pm. Some degree of flexibility is expected, mostly in case of seminars and evening events.
Flexibility is ensured by the whole team to accommodate the intern’s need in case of university exams or for studying.
Other administrative details are set out in the university ‘progetto formativo’ to be signed once appointed to the internship.
Confirmation of the internship is subject to security clearance and reference check with the university.
Applications (covering letter + CV in English) will have to come through the university or promoting body by 17 February 2018. Applications can be sent to: Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.  object:  British Embassy – JUSTICE & HOME AFFAIRS.

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