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Public Affairs Intern

Job Title:                    Public Affairs Intern 
Directorate:                Advocacy
Contract Duration:    12 months
Salary:                        London Living Wage

If the thought of joining a hard working team working at the coal face of public affairs at one of the UK’s most modern and respected trade bodies excites you, then this opportunity may be the one for you.

The ABI represents the UK insurance and Long Term Savings industry. This is no ordinary industry – we are the largest exporter of insurance in the world and play an essential part in the UK’s economy. We manage investments of over £1.6 trillion and pay nearly £12bn in taxes to the Government. The industry employs around 300,000 people and whether it’s saving into a pension or insuring your car, nearly everyone in the country buys our members’ products at some point.

Representing this industry to policymakers and politicians is no simple task. It takes a sharp brain, an ability to make complex subjects sound simple and buckets of hard work and determination.

That’s where you come in. We need a keen, intelligent and hard-working individual to join our team for 12 months starting summer 2018 as an intern. In return you’ll get the chance to learn about public affairs and insurance in organisation with an extraordinary breadth and depth of expertise to draw from.

Your role:

This role will give you the inside track on how Government and one of the UK’s biggest, most successful industries work closely together.

Day to day, you’ll be working with colleagues from across the organisation and will be involved in a wide range of activities. These include dealing with enquiries from political stakeholders, drafting briefings for external audiences, helping to organise external events and undertaking political monitoring.

Don’t just take out word for it, read the blog  from current Intern, Emma.

We’re looking for:

It goes without saying you’ll need a keen interest in current affairs and politics. We’re not looking for lots of prior work experience but you will need:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • An organised workstyle with the ability to prioritise and manage several pieces of work at any one time.
  • The ability to work under pressure and to agreed timelines.
  • A mature, confident manner with the ability to build strong working relationships and to interact effectively with colleagues.
  • A strong team player who values taking a collaborative approach.


We want to get to know you better and why you’d like the role so we’ve set up an application with a bit of a difference. Please apply via https://www.beapplied.com/apply/URxx9cjNW7 by 11:59pm, 21 January 2018.

About us:

The ABI is the voice of the UK’s world leading insurance and long-term savings industry. A productive, inclusive and thriving sector, we are an industry that provides peace of mind to households and businesses across the UK and powers the growth of local and regional economies by enabling trade, risk taking, investment and innovation.

If you would like to know more about the ABI and the work we do please visit www.abi.org.uk. To see what we’re like, head to our Instagram. You can find us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook too.