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Are you a politically engaged individual, seeking to broaden your experience in an award-winning consultancy? Are you passionate about championing diversity in the transport sector? This could be the internship for you!

Who we are and what we do

JFG Communications (JFG Comms) is a boutique, virtual public affairs consultancy specialising in stakeholder engagement, political communications, and diversity. We work with clients in the transport, infrastructure and construction sectors. 

Public affairs and diversity specialists

We're experts in creating innovative ways to connect people and policymakers to enable better policy. We provide the creative spark to help companies develop and achieve their communications and stakeholder engagement goals.

As diversity specialists, we provide expert advice and initiatives to help companies achieve more diverse and inclusive teams. The focus is primarily on gender diversity, as there is a lack of gender balance in the transport and construction workforces.

Campaigning purpose

Started in 2016, by our award-winning Founder & Managing Director, Jo Field, we are a niche consultancy with a campaigning purpose - to improve communications and engagement on transport and infrastructure projects. This will help the industry reach a wider audience and encourage more women and under-represented groups to consider transport careers.

We work with customers and partners aligned with our purpose and together we deliver great campaigns.

Virtual agency

As a founding member of the Public Relations and Communications Association's (PRCA’s) first ever virtual agencies group, we've put virtual, flexible and agile working at the heart of our business model. While most companies are working virtually at the moment, this is our normal way of working.

Job summary/ key responsibilities

As a Public Affairs and PR Intern you will:

  • Assist with project and service delivery for public affairs and public relations clients
  • Assist with providing strategic communications, stakeholder engagement and public affairs advice to clients
  • Build and develop your understanding of Public Affairs, political engagement, media relations, and reputational risk
  • Build and develop your understanding of campaigning, lobbying and influencing, especially campaigning in partnership with stakeholder advocates
  • Assist with / build your understanding of media handling including interview briefings, developing Q&As, exclusives, embargoes and lines to take
  • Craft and produce accurate, quality content - narrative, key messages, briefing notes, press releases, articles, blogs, reports, web and social media posts, for editing by senior members of the team
  • Issue stakeholder emails and press releases
  • Assist with the creation and delivery of integrated PR, public affairs, and stakeholder engagement campaigns
  • Attend client and stakeholder meetings as required
  • Support client events as required 
  • Carry out regular political and media monitoring, research, intelligence gathering and horizon-scanning 
  • Assist with research, proposal and slide development for new business pitches
  • Assist with administration as needed to ensure the smooth running of the business

Essential

  • Degree or experience in corporate communications, politics or similar
  • A passion for politics and current affairs
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, especially the ability to write in plain, clear, concise English
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Sound judgement
  • Flexibility - capable of juggling more than one task at a time and able to prioritise workload 

Desirable

  • Previous work or volunteering experience in public affairs or public relations
  • Interest in equalities issues and improving women’s representation in male-dominated sectors

The internship is paid at London Living Wage, and includes PRCA membership, and flexible working.

The role will be home-based, given current Covid-19 restrictions, but our London team normally have the option to work from our Central London office at WeWork.

This is a 3-month internship and may lead to permanent employment if a vacancy is available

JFG Comms is an equal opportunities employer. 

The aim is for our team to be truly representative of all sections of society and the customers that our clients serve, and for each team member to feel respected and able to give their best. 

To help us meet our equality, diversity and inclusion commitments, we carry out: 

  • Diversity monitoring of job applicants to make sure we’re receiving applications from under-represented groups 
  • Name blinding of CVs in all recruitment campaigns  

For more information and to apply, contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.