Policy Relations Intern

R3
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Commercial
  • Experience
    Internship
  • Posted
    Feb 05

Position description

R3 is offering a great opportunity for an intern to join the Regulatory Affairs Team, based in London.  The intern will participate in the policy side, but also on the practical side, working to help us get R3’s Corda platform deployed in the public sector.  

You’ll get involved in a range of different policy and regulatory areas and support the team in maintaining relationships with high profile stakeholders across multiple regulators in the UK and globally. You will also work to develop relationships with partners who service the public sector and cultivate blockchain opportunities in government.  

We’re excited about how Corda can change the world and we are looking for an intern who can spend the summer supporting us in both regulatory affairs and GovTech.  This is your chance to work in one of the fastest growing industries in the financial services space.

Your line manager and colleagues will play an active part in supporting your development during your time at R3. You will benefit from a full induction plus access to training and learning. We are sure this is to be a great step forward in your career.

The Regulatory Affairs function

When we say “regulatory affairs,” we are referring to interactions with or relating to the public sector.  That includes government departments, regulatory agencies (e.g., financial regulators, conduct authorities), and policy makers.  The objectives of R3’s Regulatory Affairs team are to:

(1) proactively engage with regulators around the world to establish R3 as a credible source of expertise and honest input on policy matters; and 

(2) prevent regulatory impediments to the use of Corda and widespread adoption of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT).  

The objective of R3’s GovTech strategy is to identify and pursue opportunities to deploy R3’s Corda platform in the public sector. 

Duties & Responsibilities

There are three main functions of this role:

-          Track R3’s relationships with regulators and update internal tracking spreadsheet(s) regularly;

-          Surface GovTech opportunities by monitoring for Request for Proposals (RFPs) and identifying potential partners for R3 to work within the public sector; and

-          Assist with preparing materials for external distribution, including summaries of reports, blogs on relevant topics, and providing monthly updates to R3’s internal and external stakeholders.

There will also be opportunities to do public facing work.  The intern will be able to attend meetings with regulators such as the Bank of England and the Financial Conduct Authority.  The intern will also have the opportunity to co-author an article or blog for wide distribution. 

Qualifications

    • Be studying political science, public policy, international relations or similar;
    • Have an interest in the UK political process;
    • Have excellent skills in both written and verbal communication;
    • Have the ability to display a degree of flexibility as and when priorities change;
    • Have strong time-management skills with the ability to prioritise the team’s work and their own; 
    • Be able to work independently and without supervision;
    • Have a desire to learn about regulatory affairs and the workings of governments around the world, from both a policy perspective and a government procurement process; and
    • The ability to summarize complex issues clearly and concisely for dissemination to a non-technical audience.

Desirable Skills & Experience- the ideal candidate will: 

    • Some experience and/or exposure in a policy related role would be advantageous

Some knowledge of the financial services and/or financial technology (FinTech) space

Application instructions

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