For over a decade, the world has been experiencing a range of inter-related crises. Financial instability, widening inequalities and climate and environmental breakdown have now been brought into sharper focus by the global coronavirus pandemic. In response, there is a growing consensus among a broad range of people – including policymakers, business and civil society leaders, academics, campaigners and commentators – that fundamental changes are needed to our economic model.
The Economic Change Unit (ECU) is a non-profit organisation that supports the efforts of those seeking to build more resilient, just and sustainable economies. We do through through:
ECU's Steering Group comprises leading figures working on economic systems change in the UK. It is funded by the Friends Provident Foundation, Partners for a New Economy and the Omidyar Network.
The role – Intern
Hours: 5 days a week, 7.5 hours a day (with an hour lunch break) - part time requests considered
Duration: Fixed term 3 month contract
Benefits: 25 days holiday per year (exclusive of bank holidays) pro rata + other benefits
The Economic Change Unit is currently developing a range of activities to help people navigate the debate over what society and economy emerges from the coronavirus crisis. These include a website, webinar series and newsletter.
The Intern will work to support the team in developing and delivering this suite of activities, as well as its other ongoing workstreams. The Intern, will be line-managed by one of ECU’s Programme Leads.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Media monitoring, including systematically monitoring discourse around key elements of a post-pandemic political economy
- Webinar programme support, including identification of speakers, research into topics, assistance with event logistics, impact assessment
- Supporting the development and deployment of the new aggregator/curator website and newsletter, including: for and contributing to the writing of website pages
- Administrative tasks
The Intern will be passionate about new economic ideas, policies and practices. The role requires a dynamic and motivated attitude with an understanding of economic and political debates (particularly in the UK but also globally). ECU is a young organisation with a small team, so the Intern must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and be willing to engage with and contribute to the culture and structures of the organisation.
Please see the full advert at www.econchange.org.
To apply: Please send a CV and cover letter detailing your interest and experience in relation to the job description to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Economic Change Unit is committed to providing equal opportunities to everyone.
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