Research and Communications Intern

Location: W1

Full time, paid 6 month internship 

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team in a London think-tank with a stellar reputation for top quality research on Israel and the Middle East.

We are looking for someone with excellent writing and organisational skills, creativity and an interest in publication and production. Knowledge of CMS and social media platforms desirable. This is a challenging role involving work on high profile issues often at the top of the media agenda.

Our interns work with our research and communications team:

Research team

Fathom is a quarterly online journal that provides expert analysis and opinion about Israel and the region, and is produced by the research team. Interns will learn about the Middle East and gain valuable training in skills related to the production of a journal (research, writing, editing, administration, design, production and general office work). Responsibilities will include: assisting the editor, generating content for the website, research, transcribing, proofreading, and procuring graphics and stills, securing reports and documents, updating databases, promoting the journal on social media platforms.

Communications team

The team handles all media, web and social media, publications, newsletters and other communications activities. Interns will have the opportunity to connect with senior UK journalists, learn about promoting content on social media platforms and pick up skills such as podcast editing, video editing and graphic design. The intern will write articles for our daily newsletter and upload content to our website. Responsibilities will include: preparing our daily newsletter, compiling briefing notes, media monitoring and evaluation, database management, event promotion.

This is an exciting role, which involves working on high profile issues in a demanding environment.


BICOM, the Britain Israel Communications & Research Centre, is an independent research centre producing research and analysis about Israel and the Middle East. Our aim is to increase understanding of Israel and the Middle East in the UK. We believe in the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security and the right of the Palestinians to an independent state. We support a close relationship between Britain and Israel, based on shared values and interests. BICOM is funded through private UK philanthropy.

For more information visit our website at bicom.org.uk or follow us on twitter @britainisrael 

Closing Date: 3rd May

Interviews will be held w/c 13th May 2019.

Application Details

Please send a CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in BICOM in an e-mail to Abi Rose abir@bicom.org.uk.