Blakeney is looking for an intern to join our award-winning integrated communications team to work across a range of clients. The successful candidate will be part of a close-knit team comprising former Special Advisors, party staff, civil servants, researchers, journalists, and campaigners. This is an exciting opportunity to kick-start your career in corporate communications and PR, with a varied and rewarding workload that will prepare you for any future role.

The Blakeney internship programme will provide you with a well-rounded experience of integrated communications, in particular corporate comms, and PR, within a fast-growing and ambitious team. We pride ourselves on being a highly creative, dynamic and results-focused consultancy.

The internship will last for a minimum of six months and could potentially lead to a full-time role for the successful candidate. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in or knowledge of UK media and politics and be looking to start a career in communications.

You will:

Skills & Competencies required

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant subject
  • Strong knowledge and interest in the UK media and political landscape, as well as a familiarity with news coverage from a range of sources - how messages are best shaped and communicated across both old and new media
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Ability to manage multiple issues and deadlines
  • Entrepreneurial and creative approach to problem-solving
  • Confident research abilities
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic

The role

  • Research and writing briefing materials
  • Providing political, media and social media monitoring for clients
  • Taking part in brainstorms to come up with creative campaign ideas
  • Contributing to the drafting of stakeholder maps and client updates
  • Monitoring the media for key developments relating to clients

What’s on offer

  • Learn from the most senior and experienced people in the business
  • Be given a one-on-one mentor responsible for your development during your time with us
  • Mental health ‘Recharge Days’
  • Flexible working
  • After work socials and company events


Salary
: £1,800 per month (London Living Wage)

Length of Contract: 6 months

Closing Date: 31 March 2022

Interview/Start Dates

We are looking for a candidate to start as soon as possible, as such, we may conduct interviews and appoint before the closing date, so we would encourage early applications.

Application Details

If you would like to join the Blakeney team, please send your CV and a cover letter to internship@theblakeneygroup.com with the subject line ‘Intern Application – [YOUR NAME].’ Please note, we will only be able to respond to applicants that have been successful in securing an interview.