Internship at the British Embassy to the Holy See

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The British Embassy to the Holy See is recruiting an intern to help organise the Queen’s Birthday Party (QBP), national day equivalent. The internship will be from 9 April to 29 June 2018. 
Main duties will include:
Leading on creative planning for the QBP: creating a garden party atmosphere; sourcing British food and drinks; creating information displays about the food and drink; seeking sponsors; and contributing ideas to the overall concept.
Supporting on event organisation, working with the Social Secretary: writing and tracking invitations; other duties to be advised by Social Secretary;
Creating event media, working with the Communications Officer: planning and executing social media coverage of the event;
Contributing to lessons learned after the event;
Other projects to be fitted in around the QBP include:
Reorganising the Embassy library – weeding books, and categorising them by subject;
Reorganising the Embassy’s archive of unclassified reference material.
The internship offers an opportunity to get to know the work of a unique Embassy accredited to the world’s smallest country.
The successful candidate will:
Have an interest in, and preferably knowledge of, UK food and drink, particularly from the four nations of the UK;
Be creative, innovative, and  a self-starter, as well as organised and with good attention to detail;
Be a good team player, able to fit into an existing team and forge good relationships with the wider Embassy community;
Native English speaker with a good knowledge of Italian.
Other requirements:
The Embassy offers ‘tirocini curriculari’ and “tirocini formativi/di orientamento”. Applicants are invited to apply in writing, details below. Successful applicants will be invited to interview for the position.
Prior to appointment of the successful candidate, the Embassy will have to sign an agreement (Convenzione di Tirocinio) if not already in place, with the university or authorised body, setting out the arrangements including tutor, health and safety and insurance cover.
The intern will be granted a number of credits (crediti formativi) as relevant and 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 an 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 09:00 – 17:00. Some degree of flexibility is expected, mostly in case of seminars and events. The Embassy will ensure flexibility to accommodate the intern’s need in case of university exams.
Confirmation of the internship is subject to security clearance and reference check with the University.
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) have to come through the university or promoting body abiding to the Italian law: DM 142/98. Individual applications shall not be considered. Interested students can liaise with the “Ufficio Stages” of their Faculty or University which should send us the application(s).
Applications (covering letter + CV in English) will have to come through the university by 15 March 2018. Applications can be sent to: Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.           
Object:  British Embassy to the Holy See  

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