INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AT IBDE
The IBDE is looking for enthusiastic, positive-minded individuals with a strong work ethic, who are interested in pursuing a career in international business, diplomacy, media and politics. Interns must be able to commit to an unpaid internship for a minimum of 3 months.
An internship at the IBDE may involve working on a number of different programmes, ranging from our research activities to international investment forums, meetings and seminars. Interns will also have an opportunity to get involve working with our “Exchange” magazine. In addition to the opportunities available with these programmes, the IBDE is also interested to hear from individuals with photographic, multi-media and web design capabilities.
An Internship at the IBDE:
An internship at the IBDE gives you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience within a growing not-for-profit organization in the field of international business and diplomacy. During your time at the IBDE you will be raising awareness of our activities amongst possible stakeholders, conducting research relevant to a particular project, and helping the IBDE to develop and hold its programmes. During our investment forums, meetings and seminars you will have the opportunity to network with important figures from international business, diplomacy and academia.
Due to the demands of working in a not-for-profit organization and the events involving mainly senior business executives, politicians and Ambassadors, we place a great value on flexibility, commitment, a positive attitude and the ability to work well with others.
Excellent spoken and written English
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
Good administrative and IT skills;
Experience of database maintenance;
Experience of events management.
Your specific responsibilities will depend upon the activity of the IBDE at the time of your internship. Typical responsibilities include:
Marketing activity – exploring potential sponsors and academic contributors for the EXCHANGE magazine
Forum-based research relevant to the goals of our programmes
Writing and editing texts and articles related to the programme and the field of international business diplomacy
Researching potential programme stakeholders
Supporting event planning and management for panel discussions, seminars, workshops, and social activities
Depending on the duration of the internship and the opportunities available, interns may have the opportunity to take on extra responsibility.
Please note that positions for internships are unpaid. Successful candidates should expect a short interview.
Please send an email to
expressing your interest, together with a copy of your CV and two references. Alternatively, you can send a covering letter and attach your CV with two references to: Internships, International Business and Diplomatic Exchange, 1 Northumberland Avenue, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5BW