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British Council Summer Internship Scheme 2017: Literature Internship, Arts
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Pay Band 4
Vacancy Description
Based in London, pay band 4 (£15,500 per anum), 10 weeks fixed term contract. Application Deadline - 23:59 Sunday, 26 February.
Our Intern scheme
Since we were set up in 1934, the British Council has developed thousands of partnerships with over 100 countries all over the world. It is a job that we take tremendous pride in, but none of it would be possible without the hard work of our teams in the UK. If you are keen to learn more about working for a global organisation, and to make a real difference over the summer, then this opportunity is definitely for you. Each year we look to bring fresh ideas to the organisation by taking a cohort of  interns over the summer. We get to work with new talent and creativity, plus an insight into how we can deliver the best opportunities to young people; you get to learn new skills while on a paid internship and kick start to your international career. This year, we are looking for candidates with digital skills that hold the creative capability to develop impactful solutions to complex, real world problems for a truly global organisation. If you are a recent graduate or undergraduate who is passionate about technology and eager to learn in our fast-paced environment then we would love to hear from you.

The opportunity
The Literature team in the UK work with British Council offices in more than 100 countries around the world to create programmes that help to build those important connections and increase mutual knowledge and understanding. We work with individuals and organisations from all parts of the UK literature sector and their international counterparts. In all our programmes we focus on creating international opportunities for emerging and mid-list writers; building an international network for the next generation of literature producers; and raising awareness of UK literature areas of strength that are less well known abroad. Due to the high profile success of our London Book Fair Market Focus programme, there has been a recent significant increase in invitations to the UK to be Guest of Honour at Book Fairs around the world.  The core part of the internship will be focused on helping the literature team to support the response to this demand as well as managing other exciting new projects, notably a new children’s literature focus and our input into the ‘Hull City of Culture 2017’.  The ideal candidate will have some digital experience of working on materials for social media, online campaigns and commissioning, writing and uploading content.  A proven experience and interest of Literature, particularly contemporary UK writing is a must, as is some experience working on projects with digital communications & social media through professional experiences or other means. For full details, please take a look at the role profile and our British Council behaviours:

Role Profile
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If you have any further questions related to the campaign you can contact us on: bcinterns@gradcore.co.uk or WhatsApp us on +447931808004. We look forward to hearing from you.

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks.