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The British Embassy in Berne is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas.

We are recruiting a Political Affairs Intern, offering opportunities to an enthusiastic candidate to gain political engagement and reporting skills and develop administrative ones in a diplomatic mission. This is a varied and challenging role as part of an engaged and supportive team. It comes at a promising time for UK-Swiss and UK-Liechtenstein relations, on the back of enhanced cooperation leading up to, and since, the UK’s departure from the EU.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Contribute political analysis by researching, briefing, engaging, lobbying and reporting on a range of foreign policy issues in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The successful applicant will develop a network of contacts in and beyond government, and be instrumental in realising opportunities presented by the UK Government’s bold foreign, defence, security and development vision for 2030 (the “Integrated Review”);
  • Support broader bilateral engagement with Switzerland and Liechtenstein, in particular to increase cooperation under the UK-Swiss Strategic Dialogue process. The Dialogue itself is an annual fixture, setting direction - under headers of foreign policy, prosperity and people-to-people. The successful applicant will also play a key role in the Embassy’s regional engagement, involving research, outreach and the planning of cantonal visits;
  • Organise visits of UK Ministers and officials to Switzerland and Liechtenstein. This includes coordinating Embassy inputs, developing programme and briefing content, pursuing outreach and arranging logistics. It requires excellent self-organisation and flexibility - and, at times, resilience and an ability to work fast under pressure;
  • General administrative support, including monitoring of media, provision of translations, and maintenance of administrative tracking tools which monitor progress across team work.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Fluent written and spoken English (minimum level required C1 under the CEFRL or equivalent *);
  • Fluent written and spoken German or French (minimum level required C1 for under the CEFRL or equivalent *);
  • Accurate, clear and engaging written and oral communication skills;
  • Knowledge of Swiss politics and economics;
  • Track record of academic achievement;
  • Strong research and analytical skills.

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Office experience;
  • Knowledge of international politics;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft IT systems.

Apply here.

Über das Unternehmen

British Embassy Berne
Thunstrasse 50


Status: Offen Anzahl Vakanzen: 1 Stellenkategorie: Vollzeit Stellenniveau: Einsteiger-Nivau Erfahrung in Jahren: 1 Gehalt: CHF2190 /Pro Monat Publish date: 21 Mai 2021 Expire in: 1 Woche


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