Policy Intern, Emerging Markets Practice (three-month placement, with potential extension)

  • Employment type: Full Time, Temporary
  • Location: London, UK
  • Salary: £356.40 per week

Job Description

Access Partnership is the world’s leading public policy firm for the technology sector. We monitor and analyse global trends for the risk and opportunities they create, and regularly advise governments as well as the world’s largest technology companies on how to mitigate those risks and drive business. We help create a prosperous environment for our clients and regularly represent them at the national and multilateral levels. We believe in the potential of technology to help solve societal issues within a framework of fairness, ethics and sustainability.

Access Partnership seeks a recent graduate or a candidate with initial workplace experience looking to develop their skills in the field of public policy and international diplomacy.  The selected candidate must possess a good grasp of international politics, the policy making process in emerging markets, and skill to articulate policy arguments in written documentation. A demonstrable interest in the evolving public policy environment around communications technologies or previous experience working at a regional or international organizations (e.g., the United Nations, the International Telecommunication Union, the G20, OECD, OAS, League of Arab States, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation) is an advantage.

Emerging Markets Team

We support public policy in the Middle East, Africa and Latin America on behalf of clients, including telecoms infrastructure companies, cloud computing providers, Internet platforms, and governments. We monitor compliance risks and lead engagement with key stakeholders to support the advancement of Fair Tech policies. Our core team is based in London, Washington D.C, Senegal, Abu Dhabi and Johannesburg.


  • Gathering and synthesising news reports and updates from regulators, multilateral organisations and relevant stakeholders
  • Supporting the development of presentations, reports, studies and memos on a variety of subjects
  • Carrying out market research on different services in the ICT and telecoms sectors and helping to spot emerging trends.
  • Contribute to the business development effort of the company by analysing new opportunities to grow.
  • Maintaining calendars, organizing events and virtual roundtables

Desired skills and experience

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills in English. Fluency in in a second UN language is an advantage.
  • Previous experience or interaction with regional and/or international organizations
  • An ability to condense, structure and summarise information into clear and concise elements.
  • Exceptionally organized and able to undertake work with minimal direction
  • Knowledge of world affairs and government policy
  • Good IT skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in particular).

Salary £356.40 per week (based on 40 hours per week)

How to apply

Please send a cover letter and a copy of your CV to recruitment@accesspartnership.com that tells us why you’re the right person for the job. Please use Intern Emerging Markets Spring 2020 as the subject title for your email.

We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible and interviews will be carried out on a rolling basis, so early application is recommended.  We may appoint before the closing date. Work will be remote in the UK until government recommendations change.

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to inform those who are not shortlisted or give specific feedback on why. If you have not heard from us by the closing date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK

Closing date: May 13th 2021