ARTICLE 19 is looking for an intern to join the Communications, media and advocacy team in our London office as soon as possible. The successful person will work at the core of the team and develop the skills and experience required to work in the international NGO sector. The internship is for three days per week and will last for a minimum of three months. Travel and lunch expenses are payable within certain limits (see below).
What we need:
We need candidates who already have the right to work in the UK with a strong demonstrable interest in human rights and some experience of communicating (web, print, social media, events, etc), campaigning (advocacy, direct actions, etc) or media work (journalism, press work, etc).
What you will learn:
You'll be based in our busy international office working on a high demand desk with lots of opportunities to get new skills, including:
- Working with global offices and distance coordination
- Social media management (Twitter, Facebook)
- Mailing List management
- Website management
- Campaign material development
- Occasional substantive policy research
- Drafting, proof-reading and editing
- Press work
- Event coordination
- Multimedia development
- Project management
What you will get:
ARTICLE 19 internships are substantive in nature. You will be at the core of our international team and develop your skills in the full range of work. By the end of the internship you will have gained the experience needed to compete for paid employment in the INGO sector.
Internships are unpaid and interns are expected to secure funding for the internship independently. In the absence of bursary funding, interns may claim actual lunch and travel expenses within London up to a maximum £10 per day for travel and maximum £5 per day for lunch, for each day spent in the ARTICLE 19 office. All claims must be fully receipted.
The role being advertised is a voluntary one. As such, there are no set hours and responsibilities and you should be free to come and go as you wish. If the post demands set hours and/or has a specific job description you may be deemed to be a ‘worker’ and be covered by National Minimum Wage legislation. See http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/Employees/
TheNationalMinimumWage/index.htm for more information about National Minimum Wage.
In May 2012 the House of Commons Library revised their Standard Note ‘National Minimum Wage and Volunteers’ and it can be seen here: www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/SN00697