The FBC recruits interns on a regular basis. This is an unpaid role, but Inner London travel and lunch expenses are covered. Ideally, we are looking for candidates who can work 1 day a week, possibly split into 2 part-days (Tues/Thurs), from our new office location in 6 Cromwell Place, London SW7 2JN (South Kensington tube).
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If you are interested in an internship please email your CV and cover letter to Susan Lewis, Events & Publications Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org. In your application, please provide real-world evidence/examples of the following skills:-
- Excellent French and native English
- Excellent organisational skills
- Good at building relationships
- Visual accuracy and attention to detail
- Familiarity with social media and website content management
Rosie Pearce describes her experience as an intern:
I interned for one day a week at the Franco-British Council during June and July 2013. I was lucky enough to be working with the Council as it celebrated its 40th anniversary, which meant that I was able to assist at the grand reception event at the Foreign Office, which was a fantastic experience. Working in a small, focused team at the FBC office enabled me to take on considerable responsibilities such as liaising with members, taking minutes, updating the website and undertaking research for future events. Every day was different and as well as gaining essential professional skills (in both English and French!) I gained a unique insight into the daily running of an international organisation.
Hannah Meltzer writes of her experience as follows:
I interned at The Franco-British Council for one day a week between September and December 2012. During my time at the FBC, I gained a wide range of experience in administration, events management, research and more. The work was varied and I was entrusted with important tasks – highlights included being responsible for the translation of official documents for the Franco-British defence website and welcoming FBC members including MPs, peers, professors and CEOs at a meeting held in the House of Lords. The placement allowed me to work with a small, dynamic and supportive team, gaining skills that were invaluable in securing me full-time employment. I thoroughly recommend this internship to anyone with an interest in Franco-British relations.
Alienor Salmon writes of her experience as follows:
I keep very fond memories from my time interning at the FBC and working with you, which actually was my first experience in governmental work. I am now working at UNESCO on education for peace, development and gender equality in the Asia-Pacific. Sometimes I think back of my internship at the FBC and how it led me to continue a path that got here, so I am very grateful to you for that opportunity!