Communications Graduate Intern

Solihull Council House, Manor Square, Solihull, B91 3QB
£18,562 - £19,312 p.a
07 Jul 2021
26 Jul 2021
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Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern

37.0 Hours per Week

Solihull Council is looking for three university graduates for an 11-month paid Communications Internship Programme.

This is a fantastic opportunity for graduates to take the first step in their career in a complex and varied workplace. The role offers excellent work experience with a full package of training and support throughout. At the end of the contract interns will leave with a great portfolio to help them gain permanent employment. 

The successful candidates will have the chance to work in our busy Communications Team, taking calls from journalists, responding to enquiries, writing and issuing press releases and statements; as well as helping to set up interviews and briefings with the media.   

Also as part of the role you will be taking on campaigns to promote Council issues through traditional and digital channels; this could be anything from community clean-ups, to school dinners, to initiatives to encourage recycling. In addition, you will also be involved in promoting the work of UK Central, which focuses on economic opportunities for Solihull.   

If you are interested in working in a political environment for a democratically accountable organisation and want to make a career in communications, then this is the opportunity for you. These internships are politically restricted posts.

You will have:

  • A strong academic background coupled with bags of common sense.
  • Great written and spoken communication skills with the ability to interact and engage with people from diverse backgrounds. 
  • Previously published writing (paper or on-line). This can be from a university magazine, a website or perhaps even your own regular blog (you will be asked to provide these)
  • An enquiring mind, with enthusiasm and a real willingness to learn and develop throughout the internship.

Please note that you will initially be required to work at the Council House. As the Internship progresses we would anticipate moving towards a blended way of working with time based in the office and home.

Closing date for completed applications is 25th July 2021. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to undertake a psychometric test as part of the selection process. Successful applicants will then be invited to attend a virtual assessment and interview on 10th or 11th August 2021.

Please do not apply if you are unable to attend on these days.

If you have a specific question or require further information regarding this post, please email

Please note we do not accept CVs.

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Not Required .

This post requires the following Disclosure and Barring check: Not required .

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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