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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Department for International Trade roles)
Department for International Trade (DIT)
Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
The British Consulate-General / Department for International Trade (DIT) section in Dusseldorf is seeking four interns for a period of 3 months.
Alternatively, mandatory internships can be offered for a period of up to 6 months. You will have the opportunity to learn about the work of British diplomatic missions in Germany and Government Ministries in London, as well as networking directly with a wide range of UK and German companies.
The British Consulate-General plays a key role in delivering the UK strategy on boosting British exports to, and inward investment from, Germany. In Düsseldorf teams focus on the Food & Drink, Renewable Energy, Life Sciences and Chemicals sectors.
The Department for International Trade is the British Government body that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy and assist overseas companies bring their high quality investments to the UK. For further information please visit www.gov.uk/dit and www.gov.uk/world/germany.
During the internship you will gain insight into and become actively involved in a variety of areas related to trade and investment, such as:
- Market research;
- Industrial sector mapping;
- Event management;
- Marketing tasks;
- Stakeholder management;
- Administrative tasks (including budgets, reporting, CRM).
Essential qualifications and experience
We are looking for 4 determined, enterprising and result-oriented individuals who are driven by an interest in business and economics. The successful applicants will be good team players, flexible and happy to engage in a wide range of tasks. Strong communication skills are also needed.
Applicants should be fluent in German and English.
Collaborating and Partnering, Achieving Commercial Outcomes, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Demonstrating Resilience
Application deadline: 15 October 2017
Type of Position: Full-time, Intern
Working hours per week: 37.5
Region: Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Location (City): Dusseldorf
Type of Post: British Consulate General
Number of vacancies: 4
Starting monthly salary (EUR): 300 ( salary not negotiable)
Start Date: 8 January 2018
Ideally we are looking for someone to start on:
- 8 January 2018;
- 9 April 2018;
- Other alternative start dates can also be considered.
During the internship period (3 or 6 months) you must be enrolled in a University programme.
Please state the date you are applying for in the cover letter.
Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”.
We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered.
Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.
Please be advised that the British Diplomatic Missions will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when travelling to the interview, nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a job
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