View Vacancy – Communications Intern (SRB20.418)

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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Policy & Political roles)

Communications, Press and Media

Note: Due to COVID-19, you may experience some delay in the progress of this recruitment campaign. We are working hard to minimise any disruption. You may find more information in the Additional Information section below.

The British Embassy in Belgrade is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is looking to recruit a Communications Intern.

The Policy Delivery Team of the British Embassy Belgrade is hiring a Communications Intern, for the period of six months, beginning in November 2020.  

The intern will have an unique opportunity to:

  • Get familiar with work in a diplomatic service
  • Learn about the communications, project and policy work

  • Meet national and international stakeholders relevant for supporting Serbia in reform processes

The internship will be involved in the following areas of Policy Delivery:

Communications and project work

  • Assist the team in administrative work

  • Support the team in production of digital and social media content

  • Support the team in the organisation of various public or promotional events

  • Monitoring and analyses of digital and traditional media channels

  • Support the organisation of internal and external meetings

  • Participate and represent the British Embassy at programme related meetings, if needed

Policy work

  • Assist policy officers in gathering relevant data and analyses
  • Participate in policy related internal and external meetings

  • Support team members in preparing briefing notes and reports for the Ambassador and Head of PDT team

  • Confident user of main digital and social media platforms
  • Proficient level of English (written and spoken, minimum of C1 level for CEFR framework*)
  • Proficient level of Serbian (written and spoken)
  • The successful candidate will be hired through the local Youth Association and hence must meet their eligibility criteria to register.

  • Tech savvy in production editing and video/audio files
  • Experience working with principal image/video/audio editing tools (e.g. Adobe Photoshop, iShot, Shotcut, Audacity)
  • Experience in promotion of (online) events and campaigns

Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Demonstrating Resilience

1 November 2020


Fixed Term, Full-time


6 months

Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia



British Embassy


Voluntary educational experience. Travel and subsistence stipend of €15 per day net worked.

1 December 2020

This is a fixed term, full-time intership position of 5 working days, 39 hours per week negotiable within core working hours: Monday to Thursday 08:00-16:30 and 08:00-13:00 on Fridays.

The successful candidate will be hired through the local Youth Association and hence must meet their eligibility criteria to register.

The internship is a voluntary educational experience, therefore no salary will be provided. However, the intern will receive a small travel and subsistence stipend of €15 per day net worked. Corresponding social security contributions will also be paid. The internship will be on a full-time basis.  

The intern will have some access to UK Government formal and informal training opportunities and will be encouraged to make use of their internship to develop a wider set of personal skills.

The internship will not offer the possibility for extension or for permanent employment. Nor does it guarantee eligibility for a UK visa, nor the opportunity to receive one free of charge. The embassy will retain the right to terminate the internship at any time, due to dissatisfactory performance or conduct; serious breaches of security or the reasonable suspicion thereof; or a significant change in the embassy’s operational needs.

No previous work experience is necessary. Strong candidates will have a demonstrable ability to learn quickly and have a grasp of, and interest in, the core concepts of international politics, media and communications work. Applicants must be confident users of main digital and social media platforms, and familiar with principal image/video/audio editing tools. Applicants must be fluent in the English and Serbian languages, both oral and written.

Applicants must be 18 years or over and eligible to register with the local Youth Association. They also must not have a criminal record or be subject to a criminal investigation. Background security checks will be made on the successful applicant.

The British Embassy is an equal-opportunities employer. We can make reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities.

Information due to COVID-19:

  • You may experience some delay in the progress of this recruitment campaign and we are working hard to minimise any disruption;
  • Interviews will be done remotely if the existing situation determines this to be the right course of action;
  • Starting date may be delayed depending on circumstances at the time and it will be agreed with the selected candidate.

Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”.

We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered.

Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.

FCO does not pay for travel related expense incurred in interviews (including Security Check) or accept any financial risk, including cancelation or reschedule costs. The FCO will not meet the costs connected with relocation if offered a position.

*Please note Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment  indicates Level C1 as Mastery or proficiency Level which comprehends that a person can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning; can express fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions; can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes; can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices. For more information please click on the following link CEFR. Please bear in mind in case you are invited for an interview your language skill is going to be assessed.

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