Politics, Press, & Public Affairs Intern - San Francisco Consulate

Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Location
    San Francisco, California
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  • Posted
    Jun 18

Position description

The British Consulate General in San Francisco is offering a Fall 2019 internship opportunity in its Politics, Press, & Public Affairs (PPPA) department.

The British Consulate General in San Francisco is the United Kingdom’s diplomatic mission responsible for the Pacific Northwest (Northern California, Oregon, Washington State, Alaska, Montana and Idaho). PPPA handles the communications side of a host of public diplomacy issues, including energy and climate change, prosperity, UK-US trade and UK-US scientific collaboration. PPPA handles all media-related issues, arranges visits to the region for VIP UK officials and manages the Marshall Scholarship selection process for the region.

We are seeking a motivated intern to help with work on all of the above topics, notably on research, analysis and documentation related to PPPA’s daily work and focussing on British Government foreign policy objectives. Work will be project based and will include some social media work.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Researching local, regional and national print and online media and identifying articles relevant to areas of interest.

  • Learn how to produce content for the Consulate’s social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).

  • Undertaking background research in order to compose briefs and bios on organisations and their personnel, topical issues and events.

  • Work alongside the Politics, Press and Public Affairs team organise visit programmes for official UK delegations.

  • Supporting Politics, Press and Public Affairs team in organising Consulate events.


  • Must be a junior or a senior in an undergraduate programme, or enrolled in a graduate programme. Students majoring in International Relations, Political Science or Communications are preferred.

  • Strong research, analytical and organisational skills.

  • Knowledge and understanding of social media platforms

  • Ability to work independently. 

  • An understanding of international relations (preferably UK-US relations), US politics in San Francisco’s consular patch and traditional and social media.

Application instructions

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