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Job type                               Trainee / Internship

Job Function                       Marketing

Brand                                    BNP Paribas Corporate & Institutional Banking

Location                               London, England, United Kingdom

Apply (REF: 2063)

Business Area/Dept Overview

UK Brand & Communications is responsible for ensuring that the BNP Paribas brand is protected and promoted in the UK. The department manages all media relationships for the bank in the UK as well as all internal communications for UK Territory Management, Global Banking and UK Functions.

Its core functions are media relations, internal communications, sponsorship and partnership management, events, content creation for Group and CIB outlets across EMEA and communications coordination.

The department also provides a broad range of communications support to CIB and liaises with Group Communications and CIB Company Engagement to ensure that all messaging is supportive of Group aims.

Job Purpose

The Sustainable Finance Communications & Marketing Intern is primarily responsible for supporting projects run by the CIB Sustainable Finance Marketing & Communications team.

They will support on communications and marketing campaigns, news monitoring and COP28 planning.

This role is required to assist more senior members of the team. This may include supporting on several projects and assisting under the management of the Head of the Team on regular tasks including webinars, partnership content creation, topics tracking, client events and thematic content creation.

Core accountabilities of role

Supporting Sustainable Finance Communication & Marketing campaigns:

  • Contributing to the organisation of client events (including webinars)
  • Participating to the preparation of cross platform communication across web, social media, and internal owned channels
  • Contributing to the drafting of briefings documents and research, including COP28 planning
  • Supporting the monitoring of public information across key sustainability topics including transition, climate change business model impacts, and competitor sustainable finance tracking
  • Under the supervision of the Head of the Team, maintaining, upgrading and ensuring use by the team of communications tools and planning of Sustainable Finance content
  • Regularly sharing tools and ideas with the team if applicable

Coordination with other teams / business areas

  • As part of the team, closely collaborate with other communications professionals, CIB Communication and Engagement teams, and local Corporate Communications teams
  • Look to systematically gain market intelligence on sustainability and sustainable finance on the market

Knowledge, Skill and Experience


  • Essential: Previous working experience in an international environment
  • Essential: Basic understanding of sustainability concepts
  • Essential: Fluent English and the capacity to communicate effectively and efficiently in writing
  • Essential: Some experience of communications planning and day-to-day communications  execution
  • Preferable: Ability to work in a complex environment
  • Preferable: Basic understanding of finance and economy topics


  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple deadlines under time pressure
  • Good problem-solving skills, able to come up with solutions and overcome obstacles
  • Attention to detail –  methodical approach to work


  • A cooperative worker
  • A self-starter, proactive with a can-do attitude
  • Creativity – ability to think from different perspectives in different situations
  • Flexible, versatile and copes well under pressure.
  • Open-minded, and proactive in the promotion of new ideas
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – ability to liaise in a professional manner
  • Ability to work effectively in a team
  • Flexible, willing, enthusiastic and “hands-on” approach
  • Open, honest and direct – is comfortable giving and receiving constructive feedback

Start Date: September/October 2023

Salary: Competitive                         Length of Internship: 6-11 months

Primary Location                              GB-London

Job Type                                               Long Term Internship

Job                                                         Not applicable

Reference                                            2063


About BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 65 countries, with more than 190,000 employees, including more than 145,000 in Europe.
BNP Paribas holds leading positions in its three major operating divisions:

⚆ Commercial, Personal Banking & Services for all the Group’s retail banking networks and several specialised businesses, including BNP Paribas Personal Finance and Arval;
⚆ Investment & Protection Services for savings, investment and protection solutions;
⚆ Corporate & Institutional Banking, which is focused on corporate and institutional clients.

The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance.

In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the European leader in consumer lending.

BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and Investment & Protection Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.

Long Term Internship

Our long-term internships are the perfect platform to launch a long-term career with us. Running between six and 11 months, and with learning and development opportunities throughout, you’ll gain an in-depth knowledge of the investment banking sector and discover where a career in banking could take you.

The person:

These internships are suited to individuals who are curious and determined, displaying a strong collaborative spirit that will help them succeed on the programme and beyond. Having analytical skills and mathematical aptitude is a benefit, but the degree you have isn’t as important as the ideas and ambition you’ll bring to the team, and your desire to excel on this career path. To apply, you must be a student on a placement year, or graduate who completed your studies under a year ago.