Banking Commission: Policy and Business Practices Internship

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is seeking an intern to support the work of the ICC Banking Commission as of March 2019 for a period of 6 months.

“World trade is in large part dependent on the availability of reliable and cost-effective sources of financing. This means that banks and other financial institutions play a vital role in facilitating trade-led growth and development.”

With over 600 members in 95 countries, the ICC Banking Commission is a worldwide forum of trade finance experts whose common aim is to facilitate international trade finance across the world.

Our mandate is threefold:

  1. Be the authoritative rule making body and produce the universally accepted standard for all forms of Trade Finance. Our rules for trade serve as the basis of USD 2 trillion trade transactions a year.
  2. Serve as the trusted industry leader for regulators to support the development of a sound financial system.
  3. Be a global organisation which engages “unbankable” regions and segments and develops solutions to integrate them into the global system through well-established collaborations with business leaders from the banking industry, multilateral organisations and development banks.

The ICC Banking Commission is seeking an intern to support the management and production of its publications.

Main responsibilities

  • Support ICC Banking Commission Market Intelligence Products, in particular the development of content, design and distribution of the annual ICC Global Survey on Trade Finance, its resulting report(s) and other complementary reports.
  • Support the management of the ICC Trade Register project – a world spanning data pool of risk information – in partnership with +25 tier-one banks and the consultants assigned to it.
  • Support ICC’s efforts on digitisation of trade finance and other projects/areas of work, depending on own interests/profile and internal policy department requirements.

 Position requirements

  • Self-motivated individual with a proven ability to work on their own initiative and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Good interpersonal skills, with a diplomatic approach
  • Confidence in liaising with a range of stakeholders – individuals and organisations
  • Attention to detail and rigor, at ease with administrative support tasks
  • Proficiency with a range of computer software programmes, in particular Excel and other applications for data processing or databases (Tableau and CRM would be a plus)
  • Familiarity with research and processing information on trade, finance for trade and banking is a plus.
  • Preferably experience in organising and hosting professional webinars

The working language for the ICC Banking Commission is English. Proficiency in French and any other languages are favorable.

Important information

  • Internships are remunerated according to French law. Internships are full-tim The average working week is 35 hours.
  • A convention de stage established between ICC and the candidate’s university or institute of origin is compulsory (French Act n° 2006-396 of 31 March 2006). An application without a memorandum of agreement (“convention de stage”) will not be considered
  • The intern must have an appropriate insurance valid in France for any damage caused to a third party (third party liability insurance: “assurance responsabilité civile”) and a social insurance (illness, work accident…)
  • Nationals from outside the European Union or Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Andorra, Monaco, or Switzerland are required to get an appropriate visa from the French consulate.

Please send your CV and cover letter in English to Fiona Thomsen at