Internship at Portland

Internship at Portland

Internship at Portland

Internship at Portland

At Portland, we strive to combine high level strategic counsel with quality execution. Across our targeted network of offices we have the right people, with the right expertise, and the right attitude


The role

We are looking for an Intern to join our team based in Nairobi for 12 weeks to support on some exciting projects for our prestigious clients in Africa.

  • We are looking for an intern who is passionate about pursuing a career in PR and Communications
  • You will be embedded in account teams and your work is likely to include content creation, copywriting, policy research and supporting events
  • The role presents an opportunity to learn from some of the best PR and Communications consultants in the industry

Key responsibilities

  • Monitoring political, parliamentary, media and social media activity, sometimes on a daily basis
  • Conducting research and helping the team to map relevant stakeholders across the media, politics, policy and specialisms
  • Helping to draft media materials, building distribution lists and selling-in press releases and feature items
  • Working with the team to draft communications content
  • Helping to organise events
  • Undertaking research for new business and participating in the development of proposals

Person Specification

You must:

  • Have a good feel for communications work, preferably with some experience of external communications, for example social media for a charity or university group, speaking to stakeholders as part of a project etc
  • Be organised, with the ability to manage your workload and work to deadlines
  • Have the ability to analyse information and provide concise insight to tight deadlines with accuracy and relevance
  • Have the ability to communicate confidently with colleagues

Personal Effectiveness

You must:

  • Be logical, quick and flexible in the appraisal of problems
  • Have the ability to present findings and insight clearly and accurately to a range of audiences
  • Be proficient in the use of database and internet tools, and Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, Teams)
  • Be able to start immediately (ideally between March/April)

Team working

You must be able to:

  • Work with and communicate effectively with others across the agency
  • Take direction and report progress on your work with others

Qualifications And Skills

  • We are open to seeing candidates with degrees or the equivalent such as apprenticeships or similar diplomas
  • Previous experience of PR research, working or interning at an agency/press office, managing professional social media channels or a post graduate qualification in a relevant subject area would be an advantage
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • An additional language is advantageous, especially French at full professional proficiency
  • A professional interest in Philanthropy would be advantageous

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Portland on to apply

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