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COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER INTERN – London based
JOB DESCRIPTION November 13, 2017
Street Child is a major child-focussed development agency, specialising in Sierra Leone and Liberia. Since the Ebola outbreak we are concentrating on helping the thousands of orphaned children whose life is at risk to return children to schools in both countries. Alongside local partner we have supported over 20,000 children to access education over the past five years.
Since June 2014, Street Child has expanded its work in Europe, opening the first Street Child’s office in Italy.
Street Child Italia is seeking a skilled and highly committed individual with a background in Communication and Media to join our team – on an intern basis. Salary is not available, the internship is unpaid but some travel expenses will be reimbursed. He/she will work alongside the international team in the London office, helping create awareness of Street Child’s work in Italy. We are looking for someone to commit to a minimum of 3 month internship for a minimum of 3 days a week and we are willing to consider flexible working arrangements (e.g. home and part-time working). The internship will provide valuable experience for someone looking to move into a career in development and/or communication.
The successful applicant will be responsible for:
Updating information on Street Child Italia's website
Social media activities and content; spreading our message, reaching new audiences and engaging with users to be part of Street Child Italia
Creating E-newsletter content (Mailchimp)
Producing high-quality marketing material such as Poster, Flyers, Brochure and Fundraising Packs following SC’s brand guideline
Writing high-quality copy for a variety of outlets including press releases
Promoting and maintaining SCI’s partnerships, such as Rete del Dono as well as supporting the Event Manager with Running and Challenge Events
Help communication and information flow on comms topics between the London and BCN office.
Cooperate with EU office to support the implementation of the Communications Strategy
Leverage efficiencies and standardization for our comms work between UK and EU, and between IT and the rest of our EU markets
Work in close partnership with the EU comms coordinator
Other ad hoc duties
This role represents a unique opportunity in to gain hands on experience in a highly fast- moving and dynamic environment. Your work will not only make a great difference, but the exposure and skills gained in this role will provide a superb platform for further career development in communications in either the charity or commercial sectors.
The ideal candidate would have the following:
Italian mother tongue; fluent in both oral and written English;
Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
Basic experience in Photoshop and InDesign;
A creative and innovative mind;
A proactive and highly professional approach;
An eye for detail;
Relevant studies or work experience in marketing, public relations, advertising, journalism, etc.
A passion for supporting the most vulnerable
A key to success in this position is to be highly motivated, self-directed and able to work independently
How to Apply
We are looking for candidates who can start in April 2018. Please send a CV and cover letter, together with your availability to email@example.com with the job title in the subject box.
Italian Fundraising Internship at Street Child in London 13/11/2017
Street Child is looking for a fluent Italian speaker to commit to a 3 months, or longer, internship based in London.
Street Child is a UK charity working to protect vulnerable children and improve access to education in some of the poorest communities in the world. We work in Sierra Leone, Liberia, began a new project in Nepal in 2015 and are currently starting work in Nigeria. Our work combines counselling, family mediation, business support, school building, and teacher training. We were a key player in the Ebola crisis and led the global response for children orphaned by Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia. We deliver everything through local partners and since 2008 we have built/renovated over 300 schools and are now helping to educate over 40,000 young people.
At Street Child, we are very proud of our volunteerbased approach. We are a small and dynamic team and looking for someone to commit to a minimum of a 3 months internship, for 3-5 days a week in our London Office. The internship is unpaid, but travel expenses will be reimbursed and we are willing to consider flexible working arrangements (e.g. home and parttime working). The internship will provide valuable experience for someone looking to move into a career in development and/or fundraising.
We are very lucky to have fantastic volunteers committed to our cause and are now looking for an innovative individual to support the expansion, marketing and fundraising in Italy.
Researching new funding prospects, including trusts, foundations and corporates in Italy;
Writing fundraising proposals with the support of the Trusts & Foundations and
Managing mailouts to prospective funders;
Logging communications with trusts and foundations;
Promoting and communicating international events like the Sierra Leone Marathon and
the West Africa Cycle Challenge;
- Managing marketing activities, e.g. digital marketing and social media.
Excellent academic credentials;
Self-motivated and proactive, with the ability to work as part of a team;
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and a highly professional manner;
Strong administrative and numerical skills, and a proven knowledge of IT systems,
particularly social media platforms and Microsoft Office;
Previous office experience is desirable;
Experience of researching and/or writing grant applications an advantage.
How to apply
We are looking for candidates who can start in April 2018 but there is some flexibility. Please send a CV and cover letter, together with your availability for interview to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject title including the position you are applying for. The position will be filled as suitable candidates are found so please send applications ASAP.