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Reference: 60396

Date Added: 17 April 2017
Closing Date: 5 May 2017

Job Title: Campaign Intern

Working For: Labour Campaign for Human Rights

Location: London

Salary: £20,000 pro-rata for 14 hours per week (or £8,000 per annum)

Job Details

The Labour Campaign for Human Rights is hiring a part-time Campaign Intern for 8 months between June 2017 and January 2018 to help implement our Westminster policy & advocacy work, help deliver workshops on human rights to Labour activists, and manage LCHR’s social media and communications channels. They will primarily be supporting our current campaigns on Brexit and migration, human rights in counter-terrorism, and the HRA/ECHR.

We're looking for a self-starter who has the initiative to work independently. Someone with a proven interest in politics and human rights, preferably with some experience in either or both of these fields. 

The role requires regular attendance of meetings and events in London but will otherwise be done remotely. Candidates should therefore be based in and around London. The internship can be concentrated into two days per week or spread out throughout the week for those in other part-time jobs or studying. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Working with Labour politicians, researchers, councillors, PPCs, and influencers and meeting them in person to discuss our campaigns.
  • Organising and delivering workshops for Labour activists on human rights.
  • Managing LCHR’s social media, newsletters, and website.
  • Producing articles for blogs and other media.
  • Organising political events, including panel discussions.
  • Policy research, development, and written briefings.

Person Specification

  • Educated to degree level.
  • Some experience in advocacy, campaigning, or communications.
  • Knowledge of structures, processes and trends in UK political system and the Labour Party.
  • Knowledge of human rights issues, particularly related to Brexit and migration, human rights in counter-terrorism, and the HRA/ECHR.
  • Demonstrably strong verbal and written communication, presentation and persuasion.
  • Ability to plan work and meet deadlines when working under pressure on a number of projects.
  • Experience of organising events.
  • Commitment to LCHR’s goals and values.

Desirable: 

  • Postgraduate degree.
  • Experience of delivering participatory workshops.
  • Experience of working with politicians or other high profile figures.
  • Experience of using social media services, e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Mailchimp, Tweetdeck.

Closing Date: 5 May 2017

Interview/Start Dates

Start date: Circa 5 June (negotiable). 

Application Details

You can apply by sending your CV, together with a cover letter and a short writing sample between 600 and 1000 words to andrew.noakes@lchr.org.uk

The writing sample can be something you've already written or published like an article or an essay, but please send an unedited version. 

Website: http://www.lchr.org.uk

Additional Notes