The Bilateral Relations team at the British Embassy in Rome is seeking an intern for a period of six months starting from April 2021. This is a curricula internship/tirocinio curriculare that, due to the Embassy current posture, will mostly take place in remote working mode. The selected candidate will be equipped with a work laptop, but on occasion may be asked to work from a personal device. She/he will also be required to work at the Embassy when needed. The United Kingdom has historically had a close bilateral relationship with Italy, which the Embassy is committed to building on and deepening, furthering ties by enhancing relationships at regional level throughout Italy. The successful candidate will help the team achieve this vision, working mainly within the Bilateral Relations team. In the forthcoming months, subject to developments in the C-19 epidemiological trends, the Team will be engaged in several major soft power events with senior stakeholders from the UK and Italian governments. These will require the whole team’s involvement in overseeing logistics and ensuring their smooth running and flawless delivery. We are looking for a candidate who is a good communicator in English and Italian. Strong analytical skills to absorb and summarise information, and organisational skills will be important too, as well as creativity and resilience. The candidate will be expected to assist the team in research on policy priorities, provide support in arranging events, visits, meetings, and logistics, prepare briefs, and carry out translations as required.
The candidate will be expected to assist the team in arranging events, visits, meetings, preparing briefs, and by providing translations as required.
- Provide administrative and logistic support for the delivery of programmes, conferences, meetings and events
- Maintain and update contact database
- Providing support for senior officials’ programmes, e.g. arranging meetings, liaising with transport team; liaising with Italian and UK Ministries and stakeholders
- Attend meetings or briefings and drafting follow-up reports
- Take part in a wide range of embassy activities and events
- Event management support
- Assist on research on policy priorities
Required experience and skills
- Fluent spoken and written English and Italian (C1 level of the European Framework)
- Good IT skills and knowledge of current affairs
- Enthusiasm and proactive approach to issues
- Ability to analyse and summarise large volumes of information
- Ability to work under pressure and prioritise assigned tasks
- Confidence in carrying out tasks independently while displaying strong teamwork skills
Terms and conditions
The ‘tirocinio curriculare’ is intended for undergraduate students o recently graduated who are continuing their academic path, as part of their education/studies. The candidate will have to go through a selection process by way of an oral interview and, if necessary, a short written test.
Prior to appointment of the successful candidate, the Embassy will have had 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 09.00-5.00pm. Some degree of flexibility is expected, mostly in case of seminars and evening 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. Please note that, in accordance with Italian law, the successful candidate will have to finish the 6-month internship before the graduation day.
Please note that applications will have to come through the university abiding by Italian law: DM 142/98. Individual applications shall not be considered. Interested students can liaise with the “Ufficio Stages” of their Faculty or University.
Confirmation of the internship is subject to security clearance and reference check with the university.
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