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Job Description: AFB Intern

Term: Full-time – 3-month term, with the possibility of extension

Location: Hybrid (split between Central London office in City [3 days] and homebased)

Sector: Focus on the AFB’s policy and regulatory affairs work

Competitive salary

 To apply, please email your CV and a cover letter of up to one page to Rebecca Simons.

About the role

You will work closely with senior colleagues to monitor key regulatory and political developments that affect AFB members. Your main responsibilities would include:

  • Regulatory and political monitoring
  • Assisting in drafting communications AFB members
  • Attending meetings and roundtables to take notes and produce summaries
  • Desk based research of policy topics of relevance for foreign banks
  • Drafting briefing notes
  • Drafting communications to external stakeholders such as the FCA, BoE, HMT
  • Creating presentations
  • Event planning and organisation
  • Ad-hoc administrative tasks

The successful candidate will have:

  • Recently graduated from university (undergraduate or postgraduate)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • The ability to read detailed information and draw out the key-points in a concise manner
  • An interest in politics and financial services
  • An interest in gaining skills in policy and regulatory affairs and/or in financial services more generally
  • An interest in policy topics, relevant to non-UK banks. E.g. artificial intelligence, immigration, Senior Managers & Certification Regime, Diversity and Inclusion, supervisory requirements etc
  • Ensure that all internal records are maintained and provide accurate and timely reports, summaries and data updates for management reporting purposes

What makes you stand out?

  • Conscientious with an attention to detail
  • A willingness to work flexibly, sometimes outside of normal working hours
  • A keen interest in the City, banking and financial services
  • A self-starter who can demonstrate AFB’s internal values of COLLABORATION, INTEGRITY and EXCELLENCE

About the AFB

The Association of Foreign Banks is the voice of foreign banks in the UK. We are a small, friendly, dedicated and diverse team.


We want everything we do to make a real difference for our members in terms of growing their business.


Focused: This is our Foundation.

We work in service of foreign banks and only foreign banks.

Demand driven: This is our Commitment.

We are customer-focused, guided and governed by our members.

Value for money: This is our Benchmark.

We deliver best-in-class content at a well-controlled price.


Collaboration: This is our Strength.

We work positively and constructively with one another and with our stakeholders, driving innovation.

Integrity: This is our Way.

We are honest, transparent and authentic. We are respectful and resilient – and we actively embrace diversity.

Excellence: This is our Mindset.

We are informed, ambitious leaders, striving for quality, simplicity and sustainability.