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: from foreign policy to 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.
Main duties/ responsibilities
- Contributing to a written summary in English of news stories, comments and interviews from Italian media outlets;
- drafting of press releases and briefings;
- 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 studies;
- outstanding writing and drafting skills in Italian fluent spoken and written English;
- ability to run digital events;
- knowledge of social media;
- attitudes 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 curricolare”. The ‘tirocinio curricolare’ is intended for undergraduate students, as part of their education/studies, or recently graduated students completing their academic path. 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.
Object: BRITISH EMBASSY ROME - PRESS AND COMMUNICATION
Ufficio Placement e Stage
Tel: 06 510777268