Government Affairs – 3 Month Internship

London, United Kingdom (UK), Boeing UK [00000186218]

Field(s) of expertise
Business Administration and Finance Procurement and Legal
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About this job

The Government Affairs team in Westminster is part of Boeing International. Its job is to monitor the political and governmental landscape within the UK, and influence it in line with Boeing’s wider business objectives and strategy.

The team’s principal function is to manage Boeing’s relationship with the UK Government. This includes politicians in the Houses of Parliament and Whitehall departments. This is done in the most part through advocacy. The team also takes the lead on political-themed issues that affects Boeing businesses, such as Environmental Regulation, Corporate Social Responsibility; and specific thematic issues, like Brexit.

This internship will offer a chance for a bright, personable, ambitious and enthusiastic individual to develop an in-depth understanding of UK politics and government and the interaction with a major international company, at a significant time of uncertainty as the UK transitions after Brexit.


  • Conducting research and analysis to develop a unique intelligence picture of the current and future political landscape. This will inform the Government Affairs Team’s strategy and advocacy, across the following subject areas.
  • Party Politics.
  • Defence and Security.
  • Commercial Aviation and UK Aviation Strategy.
  • Industrial Strategy.
  • Brexit.
  • International Relations.
  • Environment and Climate.
  • Manage Boeing UK’s input onto Boeing’s electronic stakeholder and strategy management tool (called CLM).
  • Support senior leaders with bespoke, ad hoc projects often in support of business capture activities.
  • Support set-piece engagement events, including those in the Houses of Parliament and Defence Trade Shows, such as the Royal International Air Tattoo.


The intern will be exposed to the following development opportunities:

  • Understanding of senior leadership, management, strategy and decision making of an international multi-billion pound company (based in the Head Office, UK).
  • Understanding of the key issues and challenges of the Defence and Aerospace sector.
  • Developing a comprehensive understand of the machinations and structures of government.
  • Developing political acumen and understanding of how the politics-of-the-day impacts on government policy.
  • Understanding the interactions of government and business.
  • Developing critical thinking, analysis and judgment skills.
  • Developing influence, political and diplomatic skills.
  • Potential travel to other European capitals.

This internship offers a unique opportunity to be in the midst of the senior echelons of a world-leading company, and exposed to the very highest levels of political and government decision making; usually a preserve for those later in their career, after significant policy and business experience.


  • Bachelor’s degree level completed or in progress (at least two years in), ideally in political, business or psychology themed subject.
  • Demonstrated interest in politics and/or government.

All information provided will be checked and may be verified.

Please apply asap for this role as recruitment may commence before the end date.

Important information regarding this requisition: This requisition is for a locally hired position in the UK. CANDIDATES MUST HAVE CURRENT LEGAL AUTHORIZATION TO WORK IMMEDIATELY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM. BOEING WILL NOT ATTEMPT TO OBTAIN IMMIGRATION AND LABOR SPONSORSHIP FOR ANY APPLICANTS. Benefits and pay are determined at the local level and are not part of Boeing U.S. based payroll.

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