Intern opportunity – policy intern to the mayor

If you like a challenge and variety, no two days are likely to be the same in this busy role in a fast-paced political office. We are recruiting two interns to join our dynamic team this summer for 3 months. The successful candidates will support the work of the Mayor’s Office policy team – one with a focus on policy briefings and research, the other focused on communications and engagement. This is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in politics to work at the heart of city governance.

This advert is for the Policy Intern to the Mayor which focuses on policy briefings and research.

Directorate – Resources
Working Hours – Full Time (37 hours per week)
Employment Type – Fixed term, 3 months
Location – City Hall, College Green, BS1 5TW
Pay Grade – BG5
Salary – £8.45 per hour
DBS – Not Applicable
Closing Date – 22/04/2018
Ref No – 2338
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No two days are the same in this varied role. Using strong research skills and knowledge of the Mayor’s aims and priorities, you will be supporting the Mayor and Cabinet via our Policy Advisors by promoting and defending policy positions, supporting speech development and undertaking research that will help take forward the Mayor’s priorities. This will require you to be confident drafting briefings and correspondence on behalf of the Mayor. In order to succeed in this position, you will have strong verbal and written skills, a sharp eye for detail and be discreet as you will be handling sensitive information.

To really hit the ground running, it would be ideal if you had good knowledge of the city’s political landscape and/or local authorities, and an understanding of the Mayor’s priorities is key. Previous experience of writing reports or speeches would be helpful. Happy working off your own initiative, it goes without saying that you’ll also need to be a team player – we work together to create a calm yet dynamic environment. If you think you could be the perfect addition to our team we’d love to hear from you.

For further information please contact Policy Advisor to the Mayor, Simon Cowley on 0117 92 24042 or simon.cowley@bristol.gov.uk  

Appointment will be by interview and practical assessment. Interview dates to be confirmed.