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Reference: 77981

Date Added: 6 April 2021
Closing Date: 22 April 2021

Job Title: Parliament & Advocacy Intern

Working For: UK100

Location: London

Salary: £10.85 per hour

Length of Contract: 10 weeks

Job Details

To support the Parliamentary Officer in her day to day duties, which include managing the secretariats of the All Party Group on Sustainable Finance and the All Party Group on Air Pollution, and leading UK100’s parliamentary engagement.

This internship will consist of organising Zoom panel discussions with a range of important UK100 stakeholders including corporates, NGOs, APPGs and parliamentarians. You will also have the opportunity to develop political communications skills, including writing letters to Ministers, drafting suggested parliamentary questions for MPs, putting together newsletters and helping to develop the APPGs’ online presence. You will gain a thorough understanding of influence and advocacy in Westminster.

In addition to providing support on APPG work, you will assist UK100’s political team as engagement with key decision makers ramps up ahead of COP26.

We are looking for someone with experience of organising events, who has strong political awareness, excellent writing skills and a demonstrable interest in net zero, sustainable finance and air pollution. Experience of working for a parliamentarian, in local government, in public affairs or on a political campaign is desirable but not essential. We would be happy to consider somebody who lacks professional experience but has excellent academic credentials.

This role is perfect for someone looking to gain experience in environmental politics and campaigning, and learn the ropes of parliamentary advocacy.

Key responsibilities:

  • Supporting the delivery of APPG online events, such as panel discussions, parliamentary briefings and roundtables.
  • Drafting correspondence (emails/letters) to parliamentarians, ministers and UK100 stakeholders.
  • Developing the APPGs’ online presence, including writing summaries of events for the APPG websites.
  • Supporting the management of UK100’s parliamentary relationships.
  • Assisting UK100’s political team with advocacy and engagement with key decision makers.

For more details please see the full job description on our website:https://www.uk100.org/sites/default/files/2021-04/JD_%20Intern%20%28Parliament%20%26%20Advocacy%29_1.pdf 

Closing Date: 22 April 2021

Interview/Start Dates

Closing Time: 9am (BST)
Start date will be in early May 2021.
Interviews: Candidates will need to be available to interview via Zoom on Friday 30 April. If successful in being invited to interview we will also ask you to complete a short written task ahead of Friday 30 April.

Application Details

Application Details: Please send a CV outlining relevant skills and experience, as well as a cover letter stating why you want this position and what you can bring to the role to jobs@uk100.org.

Please put “INTERNSHIP (PARLIAMENT & ADVOCACY) APPLICATION” in the subject line. Cover letters must be no longer than 350 words and CVs should be no more than two pages. Please note that applications exceeding these lengths will not be considered.

Website: https://www.uk100.org/

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