Internships

Russell Bedford’s Central Office provides internship opportunities to business students and graduates who are eager to gain invaluable experience in an international business environment. We look for bright, intelligent interns who are looking to develop their skills and experience. If you think you've got what it takes, we'd love to hear from you!

The purpose of Russell Bedford's Central Office is to provide marketing and administrative support to the organisation worldwide. During the term of their internship, students will be given an opportunity to develop their skills while supporting the following business functions:

NETWORK DEVELOPMENT

A significant proportion of our activity is directed at the continued development of our international network of independent firms. The assessment and appointment of new members involves market analysis and research, direct marketing, telephone calls and presentations.

MARKETING

The Russell Bedford brand is actively promoted internationally, both on and offline, including via our various websites and media relations. In terms of marketing tools, the Central Office is responsible for producing brochures, directories, and magazines. Regular network communication is another key area of responsibility for the central team, and this is conducted via regular news posts, newsletters, social media activity and through maintaining a members-only intranet with regular updates and relevant content.

CONFERENCES

Networking between firms is a key benefit of membership of the network. During the course of a year, Russell Bedford holds various meetings including an International Tax & EMEA Conference, an Americas Conference, an Asia-Pacific Conference and an Annual Global Conference. Members are expected to attend at least one of these events every year, the largest attendance being at the Annual Global Conference and AGM. These events contain a mix of professional and social programs that allow the members to meet one another and discuss topics of mutual interest.

WORK EXPERIENCE PLACEMENTS

Interns' day-to-day activities relate to supporting our marketing and administrative activities and are likely to include:

  • Internet-based market research
  • Regular communication with existing and prospective member firms (in relevant languages)
  • Assistance with administration of conferences (depending on time of year)
  • Assistance with website and database maintenance
  • Assistance with other marketing and administrative activities, as required.

Through the work experience placement, the student should gain the following benefits:

  • Experience of working in a professional business environment
  • Practice in the use of English (and other languages as appropriate) in a business environment
  • Knowledge of business practices in the UK and internationally
  • Practical experience in international marketing, market research and administration
  • Website management/maintenance experience (HTML / CMS).

Interns are expected to have good keyboard and computing skills (MS Office and Internet).

A high level of written and spoken English is required, and the ability to communicate in other languages is preferred.

Interns will receive support and supervision from the Network Development Director.

Interns are normally expected to have (or be working towards) a degree in Marketing / Business Administration/ International Business and would usually obtain financial support via a grant under a European Commission funding programme.

Internships are offered on a full-time basis, and office hours are from 09:30 to 17:30 hrs Monday to Friday. Interns will accumulate approximately two days' leave per month in addition to public holidays.

Although remuneration is not available, a small allowance is provided. Regrettably, we are not able to assist with finding accommodation.

Placements usually run for a minimum period of 3 - 6 months.

Interested applicants are encouraged to send their CV, accompanied by a cover letter, explaining their suitability for the internship and what they can bring to the role to susan.barron@russellbedford.com (Marketing and Communications Manager). 

NOTICE – COVID-19

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, internships were offered to students from our modern office, overlooking St. Paul's Cathedral in the heart of the City of London, allowing students to benefit from an authentic experience of London's vibrant culture. 

As the Central Office team are working remotely for the foreseeable future, unfortunately, we are currently only able to offer remote internships. Internship offers are subject to employment law regulations.