Researcher (Intern)

Location: London

Salary: London Living Wage (£11.05ph)

Length of Contract: 3 months with the possibility to extend, or be awarded a permanent contract depending on performance

Job Details

JBP’s internship programme is designed to attract the best talent in the UK from all backgrounds and offers a grounding in the three core areas of our business: public affairs, stakeholder relations and public relations.

If you are a driven individual with a motivation to learn more about the world of public affairs, there’s no better place to start your career than with JBP.

Our scheme is designed for recent graduates, college leavers or those looking to increase their knowledge of the sector. You will not need any previous experience to apply, however, demonstrable political interest and awareness of current affairs is desirable. You will experience working as part of a dynamic and fast-paced team, with opportunities to work on a variety of client accounts across a range of sectors, helping to develop your understanding of public affairs.

Our Westminster intern will be the first port of call for the initial stages of desk-based research projects, media monitoring and database-building. They will also be exposed to more client-facing activities, depending on performance and capacity.

Key skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • High standard of written work
  • Strong planning, time management and prioritisation skills
  • Demonstrable interest in British politics and current affairs
  • Experience of working successfully in a team environment
  • Previous experience of working in a communications agency is desirable but not expected

Key accountabilities of the role include:

  • Regular political monitoring to ensure both the team, and clients are kept up to date of key developments.
  • Stakeholder research and auditing, to enable clients to be thoroughly briefed and accurately advised by client teams ahead of meetings.
  • A familiarity with social media and an ability to utilise it effectively to communicate clients’ messages
  • Producing briefings and conducting entry-level stakeholder engagement
  • Other administrative duties as required

Interview/Start Dates: Monday 25th April

We may interview strong candidates before the closing date, so please apply as soon as possible.

The start date is as soon as possible.

Application Details

Submit your CV (no more than two pages) and a covering letter (no more than one page).
Candidates are also asked to produce a briefing paper that could be sent to a Member of Parliament (MP).

In addition to your CV and covering letter, candidates are asked to produce a briefing note for a Member of Parliament (MP). You should select a sitting MP and choose a topic that is of interest to the chosen MP. This should be no longer than one page.

Please submit the three documents to archie.ratcliffe@jbp.co.uk with the subject line ‘Westminster Internship Application’.

Closing Date: 22 April 2022

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