Начало / Университетът / Факултети / Стопански факултет / За студентите - Актуално / Стажове, стипендии и конкурси / Възможност за стаж в Британското посолство в София




The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.


Job Category: Department for International Trade roles (DIT)

Job Subcategory: DIT, Internship

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

The British Embassy in Bulgaria is part of a worldwide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is now recruiting an Intern to the Department for International Trade for a period of 9 months. The Intern will support trade advisers in delivering services to UK companies in Bulgaria in accordance with the annual business plan.


Roles and responsibilities:

  • Respond to volume inquiries, managing the relevant mail correspondence and engagement with BG/UK counterparts as necessary (20%);
  • Gathers information and prepares written reports on key sectors of interest; monitors upcoming tender procedures and report writing (30%);
  • Supports DIT team members in organising events including preparing invitations, following-up, building lists and other activities (30%);
  • Work on ad-hoc work requests from across the team and deliver them in a timely manner (20%).


Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • Fluency at a C1 level both in English and Bulgarian according to CEFR Framework;
  • Availability to complete an internship of 36 hours a week, with flexible schedule from 9-5pm;
  • Enthusiastic, energetic and highly creative team player with a proven passion for public communications.


Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

  • Good communication and organisational skills;
  • Basic administrative skills – Use of Windows Office and web search;
  • Experience in working in office environment;
  • Required behaviours: Changing and Improving, Delivering at Pace, Communicating and Influencing, Working Together.


Application deadline: 8 May 2022

Grade: Internship

Type of Position: Full-time

Working hours per week: 36

Region: Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia

Country/Territory: Bulgaria

Location (City): Sofia

Type of Post: British Embassy

Number of vacancies: 1

Salary Currency: BGN

Salary: 710 BGN plus 50 BGN net as transport allowance

Start Date: 13 June 2022


Other benefits and conditions of employment

This is a 9 month full-time internship of 36 hours per week (net of lunch breaks). The successful candidate will receive a monthly salary of 710 BGN plus 50 BGN net as transport allowance gross. This internship is based in Sofia. Core skills training and mandatory trainings will be provided by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. All staff have a personal development plan and access to world class learning and development opportunities.

The successful candidate will be subject to confirmation of a background and security clearance. Anyone with right of residence and employment in Bulgaria may apply, including all EU/EEA citizens and the family members of EU/EEA nationals exercising a treaty right in Bulgaria. Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy are subject to terms and conditions service according to Bulgarian employment law. Visa/work permit requirements: Candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Bulgaria and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract. Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure you meet the legal requirements to live and work in this country.


Additional information

Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”. We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered. Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen. Please be advised that the FCDO will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when travelling to the interview, nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a job.


If interested, you can apply here.