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Communications Intern

2/3 days per week: March 2018 – September 2018

  • Are you looking to gain some valuable experience in the charity sector?
  • Are you looking for an exciting new challenge to develop your communications skills?
  • Are you a recent communications / media studies graduate or do you have relevant recent experience?
  • Are you interested in child rights and international development?
  • Do you want to help improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable children?

About Child to Child

Child to Child is a small international child-rights agency located at the Institute of Education, University of London. It is a pioneer of the children’s participation movement and works to realize and mainstream children’s right to participate, as set out in Article 12 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most widely ratified international human rights treaty.

Despite being a fundamental human right, for most children being listened to and respected and having the opportunity to play a meaningful role in issues which affect them is not an option. Whilst there are undeniably pockets of good ‘participatory’ practice, there is much to be done to mainstream children’s participation to ensure that all children are able to realise their right to be heard.

Child to Child has pioneered a range of practical approaches to participation, which are rights-based and grounded in the UNCRC’s guiding principles of inclusion; non-discrimination and the best interest of the child. Participation in Child to Child activities has been shown to enhance the personal, physical, social, emotional, moral and intellectual development of children. Over the past 40 years we have worked with a range of international agencies such as Save the Children, WorldVision and UNICEF, as well as a diverse range of local partners on the ground. We have spread to over 70 countries worldwide and has impacted over a million children annually.

Overview of the role

This is an exciting volunteer opportunity at Child to Child. The main purpose of the role is to strengthen Child to Child’s external communications and build our reputation among external stakeholders, primarily through digital channels.

You will oversee day-to-day communications, including:

  • The branding and communications of the various projects run by Child to Child
  • The development of the monthly newsletter
  • Assisting in developing a press list
  • Management of the social media platforms in alignment with the brand, most importantly Facebook and Twitter
  • Writing copy including project updates and blog posts
  • Ongoing development of the website and enhancing its features

This role presents the right candidate with a fantastic opportunity to develop a full portfolio of communications skills in a dynamic, creative and supportive environment. It would suit a communications, graphic design or media student or recent graduate.

As an intern you will learn about all aspects of the organisation’s programmes and structure and, depending on your interests and aptitude, there is considerable scope to make a meaningful contribution to our critical work. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who enjoys working semi-autonomously and is well organised.

Child to Child has a strong track record of equipping interns with the skills they need to obtain paid employment.

Person Specification

Essential skills:

  • Undergraduate degree in Communications, Graphic Design, Media or related
  • Strong and confident communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Active interest in social media
  • Graphic design skills
  • Experience of developing / managing websites in WordPress
  • Positive attitude, particularly to new tasks and problem solving
  • Highly motivated with a desire to develop management and leadership skills
  • Happy to work autonomously as well as part of a team

Benefits and Support

  • Reimbursements of travel expenses
  • Reimbursements of lunch expenses
  • Managerial support and supervision

Reports to: The Director

Start date: March 2018 – September 2018

Hours: Part-time 2/3 days per week, flexible (including remote working)

Location: Euston, Central London

Please apply for this role by sending your CV and a brief supporting letter (no more than 2 pages) to ccenquiries@ioe.ac.uk.

You are welcome to contact us via email if you would like further information or would like to discuss the post.

Child to Child is committed to equality in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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