Political Intern (Estágio) – Consulado Geral Britânico, RJ

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)


Main purpose of job:

Provide administrative   support to the Political and Chancery teams at the British Consulate-General   in Rio de Janeiro.

Roles and responsibilities:

Provide research and administrative support to the Political and Chancery Teams in   the Brazil Network. Occasionally attend events or conferences and write reports on them for colleagues.

•           Provide support for projects and   events. Responsibilities include arranging meetings, booking venues, setting   up events (branding, catering, etc.), coordinating mailing lists, sending and   following up on invitations, etc.

•           Provide support for policy   monitoring. Responsibilities include writing briefs on local   government/stakeholders, monitoring local political news.

•           Assist in the organisation of   visits to and from the UK and Brazil, including arranging accommodation,   transport, briefing packs and meetings.

Essential   on arrival: Have an ongoing education degree – 2nd or 3rd year student in Administration,   International Relations, Communications, Political Science or other related   disciplines and have good IT skills. He/she should possess an excellent command of written and spoken   English and Portuguese with strong organisational, communication, proactiveness, customer service, and   team-working skills.

He/she should   be interested in the bilateral relations between Brazil and the United   Kingdom.


  • Previous   experience in working for a diplomatic mission is an advantage.

Changing and Improving, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Demonstrating Resilience
6 December 2017
Part-Time, Intern
30. Negotiable shift 8:00am to 3:00pm or 9:00am to 4:00pm
Latin America and Spanish speaking Caribbean
Rio De Janeiro
British Consulate General
9 January 2018
9 January 2020

  • The British Diplomatic Mission to Brazil has a learning culture that encourages all of its staff to develop, including through paid-for formal training, mentoring, coaching, peer-learning and on the job experience.

  • The job holder will need to be flexible in their approach to hours worked as these will be dictated by operational needs and may involve working out of hours.

  • 14 days of public holidays, 13th Month salary, Medical Insurance, Life insurance, dental care, bus ticket.

  • We will consider candidates able to work from one of our diplomatic posts in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasília, Belo Horizonte or Recife.

  • It is desirable the successful candidate studies during the evening.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates must attach the following documents when applying online:

1. A covering letter (Please inlcude your motivation for applying for this role and how your experience and knowledge would fulfil our requirements).

2. An updated Curriculum Vitae (CV).

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