Internship Programme at the Membership Services Team

Uncategorized - Oct 30, 2014

Since its inception in 2000, the mission of Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) is to harness the power of Irish business to maximise its positive impact on all its stakeholders. It is a non-profit organisation specialising in advice and guidance to leading companies on corporate responsibility and sustainability practices.  A business driven network, with major social initiatives, BITCI’s membership is drawn from Ireland’s most progressive companies.

The 12 month Internship Programme at the Membership Services Team is a unique opportunity for talented professionals to develop and expand their skills and gain significant exposure to the area of responsible and sustainable business practice.  The aim of the Internship Programme is to assist in the delivery of member services and network projects together with supporting the delivery of the network events programme.


Job Title: Corporate Responsibility Assistant (Internship)
Job Purpose:  Assist in the delivery of member services and network projects together with supporting the delivery of the network events programme.
Reporting to: Assistant Manager – Membership Services Team
Direct Reports: None
Job Location: Dublin
Travel/ Driving License Required: Occasional travel may be required.


Primary Responsibilities:

Assist team members with the delivery of services to members including:
Shadow and support Corporate Responsibility Advisors with member engagement through research, attendance at meetings, report and presentation preparation and other activities

  • Support the delivery of the network events programme which includes seminars, network meetings and CEO level events
  • Liaise with community groups and support the delivery of our community capacity building initiatives
  • Support the management and administration of our Business Working Responsibly Mark
  • Administration and inputs to a range of on-going projects
  • Desk-based research activities and general team support

Such other duties as may be required from time to time.
To actively contribute to a healthy, safe, secure and productive working environment
To actively promote equality of opportunity, anti-discriminatory practice, diversity, individual rights and choice in all aspects of your work.




  • Interest in and understanding of business issues and how they relate to the corporate responsibility and sustainability agenda
  • A commitment to the values and mission of Business in the Community Ireland
  • Excellent demonstrable research and analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Technically proficient in MS Office and internet essential; experience using database management software desirable.
  • Excellent organisational skills including the ability to multi task and prioritise according to deadlines

Personal Attributes

  • Self-motivated with the ability to identify requirements and follow them through from initiation to completion
  • Energetic and takes the initiative
  • Confident
  • Great interpersonal skills


  • Previous experience is an advantage but not a requirement
  • Experience in a related area and / or a social sciences, humanities, arts or business background
  • Experience in administrative skills including telephone follow-up, event preparation and organisation

Applicants should submit their CV and an cover letter stating their motivations for applying to this position by email to no later than 12 noon on November 13th.

 Business in the Community Ireland is an equal opportunities employer and promotes a policy of continuous personal and professional development among its staff.

 Business in the Community Ireland has a policy of interviewing candidates with disabilities who meet the essential criteria.