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Internship at the Consulate General of Ireland

The Consulate of Ireland in Chicago is seeking to recruit a highly organised, self-motivated intern, willing to work on a range of issues and projects at once. The intern will gain direct experience of international diplomacy, trade promotion and economic messaging, cultural programming, communications, protocol (high-level government visits) and information management. The intern will report to the Vice Consul and work as a member of the small Consulate team. At the start of the internship a range of projects and deliverables will be identified as goals to work towards over the three-month placement. The successful applicant will attend and be involved in external events promoting Ireland, requiring a professional outward appearance and behaviour.

Interested candidates should submit the following via email to chicagocongen[at]dfa[dot]ie with the subject line 'Internship' by 5pm CST on Wednesday 10th May 2017:

  • Cover letter (1 page maximum) addressing how the candidate meets the qualifications, requirements and competencies outlined below
  • Résumé (2 pages maximum)
  • Two nominated referees
  • Copies of any relevant academic and professional qualifications

Shortlisted applicants must be available for interview at the Consulate at 1 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, during the week of 15th May.

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