Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Apply by June 20 for Fall US Economics Team Internship with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
The Embassy is responsible for representing the British government’s interests in the US and for reporting on developments in the US to government departments in London. The Economics Team leads on all economic and social policy issues within the Embassy, including reporting on developments in the US economy and government programs. An internship with the team would provide an exciting opportunity to gain experience of economic and social policy research and analysis, and produce work on particularly relevant policy debates.

  • Assist the team with research, and contribute to economic and social policy reporting.
  • Complete projects and assignments on the US economy and economic policy (e.g. assessing the impact of globalization on the labor force in different states). Assignments will also include analyzing US social policy reforms at national and state levels across welfare, health, education, government efficiency and skills issues.
  • Attend relevant events and report back on UK governments priorities.
  • Support the organization and execution of senior visits from the UK.
  • Organize and/or facilitate Embassy events to further economic priorities, as assigned.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience
  • Must be a junior or senior in an undergraduate program, or enrolled in a graduate program by the start date of your internship (at least 60 credit hours of undergraduate coursework completed). Since this is an unpaid internship, students receiving college credit in exchange for their internships is required;
  • Preferably enrolled in a program with at least 50% economics content, or have a strong background in economics.
  • Proficient in all MS Office applications, including Word and Excel.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as time management, presentation, and organizational skills.
  • Possess a successful track record in working on independent research projects.

Required competencies
Collaborating and Partnering

 Application deadline
20 June 2018

Working hours per week

N. America, Caribbean and British Overseas Territories

United States

Location (City)

Type of Post
British Embassy

Start Date
27 August 2018

 End Date
14 December 2018

Other benefits and conditions of employment
This program offers internships for 15-25 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters, and up to 40 hours per week during the summer. These are unpaid internships, for college credit only, but the Embassy does provide a stipend of $100 per month for transportation costs. This internship will start on 27 August 2018 and end on 14 December 2018.

Additional information
Under US State Department requirements, the Embassy may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders, A or J1 Visa holders with valid Work Authorization Document. If you hold a Visa other than an A or J1 Visa you are not currently eligible to work at the Embassy. All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance.

Resume and a cover letter should be submitted by 20 June. Please note in your cover letter if you are currently eligible to work at the Embassy. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Apply on the embassy website.