The Press and Communication Section of the British Embassy in Rome is seeking an intern for a period of six months starting from January/February 2022.
The section designs and delivers communications for the whole of the Italy Network (the Embassy and all its British partner-organisations) across the full range of policy areas covered: foreign policy, justice and home affairs, defence, economy, culture, migration etc. We do this by liaising directly with media, drafting and placing articles and interviews and following up with social media engagement and creation of content. We also support all sections around the Embassy with developing and running their public diplomacy campaigns and events, both in person and online.
- contributing to a written summary in English of news stories, comments and interviews from Italian media outlets;
- drawing media wrap-ups and media coverage evaluations;
- assisting in the organisation of seminars, conferences and events;
- database administration;
- social media monitoring and analysis;
- occasional translations EN>IT.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
- knowledge of, and interest in, the Italian media, the political scene, and international news;
- communication or international relation studies;
- excellent writing and drafting skills in Italian
- fluent spoken and written English;
- ability to run digital events;
- knowledge of social media;
- attitude to team work;
- ability to work under pressure and prioritise work;
- IT literacy;
- ability to work independently but also as part of a highly dynamic team.
- knowledge of Adobe suite programmes;
- knowledge of Microsoft Teams;
- experience in social media analysis.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
The British Embassy only offers curricula internships, “tirocinio curriculare”. The ‘tirocinio curriculare’ is intended for undergraduate students, as part of their education/studies. The candidate will have to go through a selection process by way of an interview, both written and oral. Due to changes to local labour law, preference will be given to candidates who can complete the full six month internship and are not graduating during the internship.
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 08am – 6pm. 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 for personal reasons.
Other administrative details are set out in the university ‘progetto formativo’ to be signed once appointed to the internship.
(object: British Embassy – Press and Communication Intern).
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 Stage” of their Faculty or University.
Confirmation of the internship is subject to security clearance and reference check with the university.
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
Tel: 06 510777268