24 Aug

Internship Programme 2017 – Apply now

Chambré Public affairs have opened our student internship programme for 2017. The position is suitable for a final year undergraduate or graduate seeking to establish a career in public affairs or an individual with experience in policy research keen to develop their career as part of a busy and established communications agency.

Situated in Belfast’s City Centre, Chambré Public Affairs LLP is a communications agency, with a focus on government relations and public policy. We inform, advise and support people and organisations that want to breakdown the complexity of government, influence the policy agenda and build relationships, so that good ideas are heard and implemented.

Our people are passionate experts, with backgrounds in politics, journalism and corporate communications. Together, we help guide our clients to their goals.

 

Title of Post:  Intern

Salary:  Fixed allowance to cover expenses

Placement Length:  Three months – three days per week

Location:  Belfast city centre

Main responsibilities

  • Gathering and disseminating political intelligence for our tailored Assembly monitoring and research service. This includes coverage and reporting of Assembly Committee proceedings, reviewing Assembly plenary sessions and written answers as well as alerting our clients and team to relevant political and policy developments
  • Authoring of monitoring reports that accurately and succinctly convey relevant developments within the NI Assembly, NI Executive, NI Departments, UK Parliament, and other bodies that influence the policy making process in the region
  • Undertaking research and policy analysis on a wide range of issue as required
  • Managing and maintaining the Chambré PA information database
  • Assisting with the planning and delivery of both Chambré PA and client events

Person Specification

  • Bachelor degree awarded at 2:1 classification or above [applicants not meeting this specification will be considered in exceptional circumstances].
  • An understanding of the Northern Ireland political environment and legislative and policymaking process
  • An understanding of the work of a Public Affairs agency
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good IT skills with experience of MS Office (Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint). Any practical experience of using video or graphic design software would be an advantage.
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and plan; managing time and workload effectively, with limited supervision
  • Attention to detail, strong work ethic and ability to work to a deadline

Conditions                           

To apply

  • If you wish to apply, please email your CV and a short cover letter (Your own background and interests, relevant experience and qualifications and reasons for applying) in PDF format to ciaran@chambrepa.com
  • Applications must be submitted by 12 noon, Friday 1st Sept 2017. Late applications will not be considered.
  • Those candidates shortlisted will be called for interview within a week of the application deadline.
  • If you have any queries, please contact Ciaran Higgins on 028 90912883