Research and Communications Intern
Job Title: Research and Communications Intern
Working For: BICOM
Salary: National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage (over 25s)
Interested in Israel and the Middle East?
The Britain Israel Communications & Research Centre, BICOM, is an independent British think tank producing research and analysis to increase understanding of Israel and the Middle East in the UK.
We are looking for a six-month intern to work with our small team in a variety of tasks within the research and communications teams.
Responsibilities will include: assisting the editors in the production of Fathom, including contributing to commission new pieces, researching new writers and new areas to cover, conducting in-depth interviews with policy-formers and officials, transcribing, editing and proofreading, updating databases, building strategies for promoting the journal on social media platforms, and website maintenance. Specific responsibilities will depend upon the intern’s skills and interests, and Fathom’s current needs.
The team handles all media, web and social media, publications, newsletters and other communications activities at BICOM. Interns will have the opportunity to connect with senior UK journalists, learn about promotion on social media platforms and pick up skills such as video editing and basic graphic design. They will work closely with the team producing our daily newsletter read by thousands, writing content, constructing the newsletter and uploading content to our website.
Responsibilities may include: working with the Communications team to help prepare our daily newsletter, briefing notes in advance of events and meetings; amending media contact lists; media monitoring, analysis and updating and expanding our database. Interns may also be required to help organising and promoting events.
We seek self-motivated individuals with a strong interest in Israel and the Middle East. The position is suitable for graduates seeking to gain experience in political research and media relations.
Closing date for applications: 24 October 2019
Due to the large number of applications, we will only respond to those who are invited to be interviewed.
Interviews will likely be held between 28-31 October.
New intern starts early December.
Please send your CV along with a one-page cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org