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: Internship, Political Section British Embassy, Sofia
: seviyorum 05.12.2012, 20:28:15

Internship, Political Section British Embassy, Sofia


The British Embassy, Sofia is offering an internship opportunity for a University student or graduate to join the Embassys Political Section from January 2013. This position would require a minimum commitment of three-month position, but which could be extended, by mutual agreement, for a longer period.
 The internship will focus on identifying political, cultural and regulatory barriers facing British companies looking to do business in Bulgaria. The successful intern will work with the Political Section to identify both risks and opportunities, with the eventual aim of developing an engagement plan for the Embassy to help promote a business-friendly environment in Bulgaria for UK businesses.
  Evidence Gathering - To identify and contact a wide range of UK export businesses and relevant Bulgarian importers, with the aim of assisting with conducting guided interviews to identify potential obstacles to UK firms exporting to Bulgaria. This will also involve contacting top UK companies to learn about their strategic plans for Bulgaria and the region, as well as identifying UK firms active in the South Eastern Europe region but not present in Bulgaria.
Writing strategy report - To work on writing a strategy paper on doing business in Bulgaria to inform Embassy engagement plan. The report will include: an analysis of bilateral trade statistics, summary of relevant business climate indicators; and an analysis of strategic opportunities and risks for UK firms entering the local market You will be expected to present your final report and recommendations to an expert group within the Embassy.
 The successful Intern will need to demonstrate their ability in the following areas:
  Communicating with and influencing others
  Customer Focus - Demonstrating a clear understanding of the needs of your customers inside and outside the organisation and how that influences your work
  Ability to work with others as part of a team, and to work with other teams in a large organisation
  Ability to analyses and interpret business reports and trade statistics
  Knowledge and understanding of UK (or Western European) business presence in Bulgaria and the region and the possible issues they face doing business here
  Strong writing and communication skills in particular any experience preparing evidence-based strategy papers aimed at non-expert audiences
  High level of ability with Microsoft Office especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  Fluency in English and Bulgarian, orally and in writing (Knowledge of any other Balkan language would be an advantage)
 Please send by email only a cover letter together with your CV or Resume in English by midday 7th of December 2012 , or aplly online attaching a CV. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 17th of December 2012. Only those candidates who are successful in the initial sift of applications will be contacted and invited to an interview. If you do not hear from us you should assume that your application has not been successful.
 The British Embassy as an equal opportunities employer does not discriminate on grounds of ethnic origin, race, religious beliefs, age, disability, gender or sexual orientation. All applications are treated on merit alone.