Australian Embassy
Mexico
Also accredited to Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama

Opportunities for interns

 

AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY, MEXICO CITY

Electoral Intern wanted

About the position

The Australian Embassy in Mexico City requires a bilingual electoral intern for a part-time position under the direction of the Second Secretary Political.  The Electoral Intern will assist with analysis of developments in the 2018 election cycle, reporting on electoral issues, and development of relationships between the Embassy and figures of influence in the Mexican domestic political sphere.   A strong knowledge of the Mexican domestic political sphere is of the highest priority, and an ability to research and analyse electoral developments.

Duties:

The key responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • To undertake timely and quality research on electoral and political issues
  • Assist in drafting analytical reports on the 2018 electoral process.
  • Under supervision of Second Secretary, development of Australian officers contact with the Mexican political community.
  • Occasional attendance at meetings and note-taking duties.
  • Other duties in the Embassy as required.

     

Selection Criteria:

  • High quality research skills on Mexican political issues
  • Strong knowledge of Mexican political sphere
  • Understanding of Australia’s interest in the Mexican political environment
  • Fluency in English and Spanish both written and spoken
  • An ability to liaise with relevant political or other stakeholders
  • Experience in the office of an elected representative, campaign offices or related an advantage.

    The selected candidate will be required to work twenty hours a week and be available for occasional overtime as required.  The internship will be of six months’ duration.  University students welcome.

     

    Salary is based on minimum wage, with the expectation of working twenty hours a week. The scheduled to be between the successful applicant and the Embassy.  

 

Expected commencement date for the position will be February 2018

Application requirements:

If you fulfil the requirements of this position, you are invited to submit a written application in English (maximum one page) outlining why you are interested in the position, why you are perfect for the role and demonstrating that you meet the requirements listed in the selection criteria above.  You should also attach a concise Curriculum Vitae in English detailing your work experience (maximum three pages).  Please include up to two personal referees who can be contacted by telephone and email.

Applications should be sent to recruitment.mexico@dfat.gov.au.  Applications should only be sent in an electronic format with all attachments included not exceeding 4 MB.

  • Only applications that fully meet the above selection criteria will be considered.
  • Candidates who are selected for interview will be required to undertake further screening in the form of small tests.
  • Applicants will also need to consent to access to their police records.
  • Foreign citizens wishing to apply will need to demonstrate that they have an appropriate Mexican work visa or work permit arrangements.

Applications will be received until 5:00 p.m. Friday January 26 (Mexico City time)