Intern, Governance

Intern, Governance

Posted on:

Friday 7th February 2020

Application close:

Sunday 23rd February 2020

Location:

London

Salary:

London Living Wage

Intern: Tax and Anti-Corruption (G&T)

DESCRIPTION

The B Team’s Governance and Transparency (G&T) team are looking for an intern to join us for 3-6 months, to assist with a project related to our Responsible Tax Principles and provide support to our anti-corruption efforts. We are looking for candidates that can bring fresh insight to the team and are keen to hear from applicants from all professional backgrounds, with varied skillsets and personal experiences.

Workplace

The B Team is a global collective of business and civil society leaders working to create new norms of corporate leadership today, for a better tomorrow. Together, these leaders are holding themselves and their peers accountable for a new way of doing business—one that measures success not only by financial performance but also by the health of people and our planet—for the benefit of generations to come.

Job Description

Based in our London office, you will assist with projects across our work on responsible tax and anti-corruption. You will work with us to build the movement of companies endorsing The B Team Responsible Tax Principles; this will involve desk research and strategy support, as well as providing communications support to improve our visibility and reach. You will also provide support to our team’s anti-corruption efforts, particularly on communications, events and advocacy opportunities. Reporting to our Cause Strategist and working closely with the whole G&T team, you will gain a unique insight into strategic corporate advocacy, as well as an increased understanding of the tax, anti-corruption, and broader governance and transparency fields.

We are looking for a collaborative, proactive, independent thinker to join our team for this internship. As an intern in the G&T team, you will be an integral part of The B Team staff and will work with our colleagues from around the globe. The successful candidate will work cross-functionally in the organization, engaging with our communications, events, and community and development teams, as well as working directly with some of our strategic partners across business and civil society.

What we need

The intern’s roles and responsibilities will include the following:

  • Relationship management support (e.g. with civil society organizations and companies)
  • Research and analysis
  • Developing communications materials (e.g. social media content, blogs, briefings)
  • Monitoring, evaluating and learning assistance
  • Ad-hoc support to G&T team and the wider organization

Some specific tasks may include:

  • Drafting or contributing to issue-briefings for B Team Leaders to use in high-level events and significant advocacy opportunities
  • Planning an event on tax or anti-corruption, to take place at an international conference
  • Coordinating our working groups on responsible tax or beneficial ownership transparency; communicating and sharing information with members
  • Developing social media content from complex research and recent findings on tax and anti-corruption
  • Contributing to the G&T team’s creative and strategic thinking on strengthening our tax and anti-corruption workstreams

What we offer

The G&T team will support the intern with growth opportunities and mentoring, involving the intern in both internal meetings and engagements with business and civil society partners. We take action to ensure our offices are accessible to as many people as possible.

The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the role of business in driving positive change for the benefit and wellbeing of people and the planet
  • Learn about the interaction between tax, corruption, and good governance and the ways that business can contribute to systemic and sustainable change
  • Build skills in strategic engagement and advocacy and understand how to drive effective partnerships across business and civil society
  • Gain exposure to key players and voices in the responsible tax and anti-corruption movements

What we’re looking for

To be considered for this role with The B Team:

  • You are a self-starter that works well in a team and have strong communication, comprehension, and organizational skills
  • You are interested and/or experienced in issues of anti-corruption, responsible tax practice, or broader governance and transparency or responsible business issues.
  • You are interested in broadening your horizons, challenging yourself and contributing to a dynamic global team
  • You have 1-4 years of professional or academic experience—we are background agnostic and would like to hear from inquisitive and dedicated candidates with a range of experiences
  • London based preferred.

The B Team is a global organization, and we value and welcome the different backgrounds and perspectives that our colleagues and partners bring to our work. We believe that diversity is a strength and we are looking forward to meeting with candidates that can bring fresh insight to the team. If you do not meet all of the requirements but still believe you could thrive in the role, we encourage you to apply anyway!

How to apply

Please apply for this role by the following to jobs@bteam.org:

  • Cover letter—tell us why you want to work for The B Team, what excites you about the job and what makes you the right person for the role (max 1 page)
  • CV—let us know your educational and/or professional background (max 2 pages)

The B Team is committed to being a fair, diverse and inclusive organization. In your application, please share with us how you would contribute to this goal with reference to your personal or professional background and/or your aspirations for the future.

You should address your application to Ewan Livingston and Jameela Raymond with the email subject line “Tax and Anti-Corruption Internship: [your name]”.

The deadline for applications is 23 February 2020.

Interviews will take place between 9 - 13 March 2020, and a written exercise or task may follow.

We are a committed equal opportunity employer, and we will strive not to discriminate based on ability, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, health status, pregnancy, or any other basis prohibited by law.

CONDITIONS

Location: London

Duration: 6 months, full- or part-time (depending on availability)

Pay: London Living Wage

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