We have embarked on one of the most complex challenges facing our world today – meeting the world’s need for more energy while lowering our carbon emissions. The world is growing like never before, creating opportunity for billions of people. And all this growth requires energy. But as the world demands more energy it also demands that it be produced and delivered in new ways, with fewer emissions.
bp’s purpose is to reimagine energy for people and our planet and we aim to become a net zero company by 2050 or sooner, and to help the world get there too.
Our strategy is to be a very different kind of energy company by 2030 as we scale up low carbon investment, focus our oil and gas production and make headway on reducing emissions. We’re transforming bp from an International Oil Company (IOC) to an Integrated Energy Company (IEC) and kickstarting a decade of delivery towards our #bpNetZero ambition.
The C&EA team are integral to helping BP respond to this challenge. Through policy shaping, advocacy, stakeholder engagement, communications and brand building we help strengthen BP’s reputation and support our businesses around the world.
This means talented communicators and external affairs specialists are more important than ever to BP. We need big thinkers who can get their head around the most complex issues and take action to engage different groups of stakeholders – including governments, NGOs, local communities and employees - effectively.
About the opportunity
From the moment you start and through the duration of the internship you’ll work on one or more communications or external affairs projects. These could range from campaign planning, content development and events management to media relations, brand management, government relations or employee communications. The precise nature of your role will be defined by your skills as well as the needs of the business, but the options are many and varied!
We’ll encourage and support you to take part in additional activities outside of your core projects, whether it be supporting a local community initiative or engaging with one of our employee-led resource groups e.g., supporting our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion strategy
You’ll get continuous feedback and guidance on how to plan and deliver your project, and advice on what to look for and who to talk to. You’ll also be encouraged, individually and together with your cross-discipline intern peer group, to find out as much as possible about other teams and operations in bp, so that you can broaden your understanding of our business.
You should have a keen interest in current affairs, the global energy transition, climate policy and how communications - good and bad - can influence public opinion. You should have a desire to help solve complex issues, be able to demonstrate critical thinking and be passionate about learning and developing your skills and experience in a communications & external affairs role. You’ll also need to provide evidence of excellent writing skills in a variety of formats (detailed, formal, informal, blogging etc.)