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Communications Intern

3 days per week: April – September 2017

  • 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?

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, Twitter & LinkedIn
  • 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
  • Positive attitude, particularly to new tasks and problem solving
  • Self motivated and organised
  • 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: April 2017 – September 2017

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

Location: Euston, Central London

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

If you want to apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to ccenquiries@ioe.ac.uk.


Events Fundraiser Intern

14 Hours, 2 days per week. April – August 2017

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

This is an exciting new volunteer opportunity at Child to Child. Your key role will be to support the Child to Child 2017 Challenge Events, from recruiting the runners and cyclists to providing them with materials and motivating them to reach their fundraising targets.

Overview of the role

The role will provide the intern with an opportunity to develop their professional communications, events and fundraising skills, in addition to obtaining experience with an international NGO.  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.

Key duties are likely to include:

  • Supporting the development of a project plan
  • Leading on the recruitment of event participants
  • Managing the event console and registration process
  • Maintaining regular contact with these participants in the build up to the events to ensure their training and fundraising is on track
  • Supporting the participants in their fundraising efforts, including:
    • Providing them with communications materials on Child to Child
    • Promoting their efforts within Child to Child networks
  • Supporting with donor care and fundraiser stewardship of event participants
  • Maintaining and updating an Excel database of the participants, including income monitoring.
  • Managing additional events

This role will include working on the weekends that the challenge events take place.

Person Specification

Essential skills:

  • Undergraduate degree in Communications, Media or related
  • Strong and confident communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Active interest in social media and community management
  • Positive attitude, particularly to new tasks and problem-solving
  • Self-motivated and organised
  • 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 Fundraising Officer

Start date: April 2017 – August 2017

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

Location: Central London

If you want to apply, send your CV and a cover letter to ccenquiries@ioe.ac.uk.

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

 

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