London Office

CARTAGENA DIALOGUE INTERN, OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE

The International Institute for Strategic Studies is seeking an energetic intern to contribute to the launch of its latest major international summit: The IISS Cartagena Dialogue, to be held in Cartagena, Colombia 6 – 8 March 2015.  Reporting to the Managing Associate and Special Assistant in the Director’s Private Office, you will have the opportunity to be part of a small but dedicated team working on an exciting and challenging new project. In the process, you will gain insight into how international diplomatic summits are organised.

You will be involved in:

  • Delegate management support; to include invitation issue, monitoring and logging responses, chasing RSVPs, and fielding requests for accommodation, flights and visas
  • Logistical pre-event support; such as the arrangement of shipments, liaison with suppliers, issuing/editing/maintaining reports and queries
  • General administrative support to the Managing Associate and Special Assistant during high intensity work periods; to include booking the Director’s travel, organising travel itineraries, diary management, and other such assistance as and when required.
  • General support to the Conferences and Events team

You should possess excellent organisational skills, attention to detail, methodical working, the ability to multi-task and a flexible approach to work. Spanish language skills are highly desirable.

The internship programme has a duration of six weeks and requires a weekly commitment of approximately 20 hours. It can be tailored to fit the intern’s other professional or study commitments.

Please apply by email to hr@iiss.org by Friday 28 November 2014 at 10:00, attaching CV and covering letter outlining your experience and suitability. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview. 

Only candidates who already possess the right to work in the United Kingdom should apply.


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