Role Title: Policy Intern
Based in: London, UK
Working Hours: Full Time (9:30am – 5:00pm)
Time Period: 3-6 months
Line Managers: Reporting to Senior Policy Advisor
Key Areas of Responsibility:
• Providing administrative and research support for policy, commercial and communications activities
• Drafting policy briefings on UK, EU and WTO issues relevant to ICCs mission
• Assisting in the coordination of our commercial events
• Assisting with mapping of key stakeholders in specific policy areas
• Data entry and administrative tasks
• Coordinating ICC UKs blog programme
• Capturing and collating relevant material for marketing purposes
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is the voice of world business. ICC champions open cross-border trade and investment, the market economy system and global economic integration as a force for sustainable growth, job creation and prosperity. ICCs global network comprises over 6.5 million companies, chambers of commerce and business associations in more than 130 countries.
Because national economies are now so closely interwoven, government decisions have much stronger international repercussions than in the past. ICC expresses business views that support multilateralism as the best way to find effective solutions to global challenges, based on the principles of open markets and rules-based trade and investment.
ICC has direct access to national governments through its global network of ‘National Committees’ (i.e. International Chamber of Commerce UK). The National Committees represent ICC at the national level acting as the interface between ICC members and ICC’s Paris-based international secretariat. The National Committees provide the platform for companies, business associations and chambers of commerce to join the ICC as members. ICC national committees convey ICC global policy views to their respective governments. In turn, ICC’s international secretariat carries ICC policy directly to the United Nations, World Trade Organisation and other intergovernmental organisations on issues that affect business’ capacity to conduct cross-border transactions.
Close to 3,000 business experts feed their knowledge and experience into crafting ICC policy. ICC activities cover a broad spectrum, from arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution to making the case for open international trade and investment, business self-regulation, training, fighting corruption and combating commercial crime.
All National Committees operate as independent business entities within the ICC network, similar to how a global franchise business would operate. ICC UK is a small business with a young team of 5 full time and 5 part time staff. There are enormous opportunities to grow ICC UKs activities over the coming months and years so you will be coming into ICC UK at an exciting time, at the beginning of a transformation and growth period. You will be based in ICC UKs new office at Chancery Lane, working closely with the Policy team and ICC UKs Director. This is an extremely exciting and unique opportunity to work for a prestigious and high profile global business network, ideal for someone starting out in their career and eager to make a name for themselves.
• be finishing your university course in 2015.
• have a degree in a relevant subject such as international relations, history, languages, politics or economics.
• be fluent in English.
• have a familiarity with the key stakeholders in British and EU politics
• be experienced or have an interest in international business and/or international trade.
• be practical in nature and approach problems with a solutions focused mindset.
• be ambitious, a dynamic team player and able to operate in a busy office environment.
• be articulate, well presented and an excellent communicator.
ICC UK is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all walks of life.
Start date: February 2016
Salary: This internship will be on a voluntary basis, but with travel expenses paid.
Future opportunity: ICC UK is seeking to build its team on a permanent basis. If intern candidates perform well, they will be considered for a more permanent role.
Application deadline: Please send a cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm, Friday 22 January 2016.