Access Partnership, an international government affairs and public policy consultancy with offices in London, Brussels, Dakar, Washington DC and Singapore is offering a three-month internship to an individual wishing to develop their skills in the field of public policy and play a role in exciting projects involving interaction with policy-makers as part of a dynamic and fast-growing team.
Access Partnership specialises in public policy affecting the technology sector, and provides tailored support for several global companies. Supporting our Public Policy Team in the London office, the internship will offer the successful candidate an opportunity to participate in client projects and undertake research on government policy across markets (with a particular focus on the Middle East).
Applicants should be recent graduates who possess exceptional communication skills in English and Arabic, with a keen interest in politics, policy making processes and global affairs. A demonstrable interest in the evolving public policy environment around digital technologies is highly valued. Some experience in communications, policy or research in the sector will be an advantage.
- Conducting public policy research and outreach in the Middle East and in other regions;
- Analysing and summarising policy or legal documents and government regulations;
- Planning and carrying out Internet-based research to identify policy information from a variety of news sources;
- Liaising with stakeholders in the technology ecosystem to gather intelligence on policies, regulations, multilateral negotiations and industry strategies.
Desired skills and experience
- University degree in a relevant discipline (Master’s degree preferred);
- Excellent research skills;
- Very good oral and written communication skills in English;
- Very good oral and written communication skills in Arabic;
- Proficiency in a third language will be considered an advantage;
- Ability to condense, structure and summarise information into clear and concise elements;
- Genuine interest in world affairs and government policy;
- Good IT skills are essential (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint in particular).