Communications Intern

  • Caracas
  • Foreign, Commonwealth E Development Office
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 identity, 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. Job Category 1 Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Policy & Political roles) Job Subcategory 1 Communications, Press and Media Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities) 1 Main purpose of job:The Communications Intern will be working directly with the Communications Officer at the British Embassy in Caracas. The selected candidate will mainly contribute to content creation responsibilities, with special focus on video recording and editing; graphic design and writing for social media channels. The role include also supporting content creation for other platforms and media, like website, newsletters and press releases. The intern will offer logistical and administrative support to events and other internal activities, including activities related to Chevening scholarship. The position offers a unique opportunity to develop a wide range of skills and practical exposure to different communications abilities.Roles and Responsibilities:Create, edit, design, schedule and publish social media content in video, image and text formats for the Embassy’s accounts. This include the coverage of internal and external events, both in-person and virtually activities (60%)Manage interactions on the Embassy’s social media accounts (10%)Support other communications responsibilities like press releases writing and distribution, media tours’ logistics, media training for Embassy staff, and creation of content for internal channels (blogs and newsletters) (10%)Keep track of social media analytic on a biweekly report (10%)Provide logistical support for events and on marketing campaigns such as Chevening scholarships (10%) Essential qualifications, skills and experience 1 Early-career professionals from Communication, Journalism, Marketing, Graphic design or another discipline with a communication component.Students in their final year of any of the mentioned majors who have finished all mandatory courses and have thesis or graduation act pending.Media to advanced image and video editing skills (Canva, CapCut, Illustrator and/or Photoshop).Experience on social media management and content creation for digital platforms.Skilled in MS Office software tools, particularly Excel and Word.The candidate should be a team player, have strong organizational skills, and pay attention to details. Desirable qualifications, skills and experience 1 Excellent writings skills (both in English and in Spanish).Proactivity.Ability to learn quickly.Eagerness to learn about diplomacy communicationsWiliness to innovate constantly in content creation. Required behaviours 1 Changing and Improving, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Working Together Application deadline 1 17 December 2024 Grade 1 Internship Type of Position 1 Intern Working hours per week 1 37 Region 1 Latin America and Spanish speaking Caribbean Country/Territory 1 Venezuela Location (City) 1 Caracas Type of Post 1 British Embassy Number of vacancies 1 1 Start Date 1 29 January 2023 Other benefits and conditions of employment 1 Learning and Development Opportunities:There are a variety of training courses offered by the FCDO ranging from technical and diplomatic skills to softer skills e.g. presentations, social media and communicationsThe successful candidate must be eligible to work and live in Venezuela. Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary, eg some non-local national staff and some spouses or partners of UK diplomatic staff, will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount. Appointable candidates who were unsuccessful may be placed on a ‘reserve list’. If during the reserve period of 6-12 months the same or a largely similar role becomes available, that role may be offered to the second or subsequent candidate.