Economics Internship – FCO

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Job Category  

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)

Job Subcategory  

Economic and Prosperity

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)  

To provide support to the Economics and Prosperity Team in all aspects of its work: including administrative support as well as analytical and data support.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Conducting research, providing support for analysis and reporting on significant macroeconomic, financial market and international trade issues in Brazil with a particular focus on statistics and designing graphics.
  • Providing logistic and strategic support to the a development programme on the green finance area.
  • Compiling and updating a reference database of key facts and figures on the Brazilian economy.
  • Providing support to financial services policy discussions between the UK and Brazil (e.g. insurance and reinsurance, asset management and pension funds regulatory framework).
  • Sharing our analysis with key stakeholders.
  • Providing support on promoting the UK’s wider economic and political objectives.
  • Scheduling meetings, organizing travels, events and visits, and liaising with key stakeholders (internal and external) including other Government departments.

Essential qualifications and experience  

  • Ongoing undergraduate studies (at least in the 3rd semester) in Economics, International Relations or Social Sciences.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communications skills in both English and Portuguese.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Excel (including both spreadsheet and graphical representation functions).

Desirable qualifications and experience  

  • Good understanding of the Brazilian economy and Brazil’s economic reform agenda.
  • Some background working with projects.

Required competencies  

Changing and Improving, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

Application deadline  

3 December 2017

Type of Position  


Working hours per week  



Latin America and Spanish speaking Caribbean



Location (City)  

Sao Paulo

Type of Post  

British Consulate General
Number of vacancies  

Stipend / Allowance  


Start Date  

8 January 2018
End Date   
7 July 2018

Other benefits and conditions of employment  

Essential HMG training will be given at the beginning of the Internship, with on-the-job training available throughout.

Additional information  

30 hours per week according to the intern’s classes.

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