14 April 2008

Opportunity For A CMC Campaign Internship

The CMC is seeking an intern to assist with campaigning in the run up to and during the Dublin Diplomatic Conference on Cluster Munitions from 19 - 30 May 2008. Interested candidates should send a cover letter outlining interest and relevant experience and CV to Laura Cheeseman laura@stopclustermunitions.org by Friday 18 April.CMC Campaigning Internship Job DescriptionPosition: Campaigning InternEmployer: Cluster Munition CoalitionLocation: Vauxhall, London and 2-3 weeks in Dublin (12/19 - 30 May 2008)Contract: Temporary, 4 monthsHours: 4-5 days a weekSalary: ExpensesThe Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) is a global network of over 250 civil society organisations working across 70 countries to end the harm caused by cluster munitions. Founding members include Human Rights Watch and other leaders from the Nobel Peace Prize-winning International Campaign to Ban Landmines which secured the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty.This is an exciting time for the CMC, with 90 nations recently committing to negotiate a ban on cluster munitions that cause indiscriminate harm to civilians, assist survivors and ensure clearance of their land. These negotiations will take place in Dublin from 19th-30th May 2008.Working alongside the Campaigning Officer, the Campaigning Intern will be involved in a range of campaigning and advocacy activities, including assisting with outreach to CMC members and developing campaign materials.Ideally, we are looking for individuals educated to A-Level or equivalent interested in pursuing a career in campaigning. Candidates should have some experience in one or more of these areas, possess strong writing skills and be familiar with Microsoft Office software (Excel, Outlook, Word).Your Role:This is a fantastic opportunity to build on your campaigning and networking skills as well as event organisation in a dynamic environment. You’ll be exposed to a wide range of organisations and individuals– including an international network of campaigners, governments and international organisations. You will also have the opportunity to participate in the international Diplomatic Conference in Dublin where the Cluster Munition Convention will be negotiated.Responsibilities: The Campaigning intern role is very varied, but your day-to-day responsibilities are likely to include:

  • Helping to organise a series of campaigning actions and events for the Dublin Diplomatic Conference.
  • Managing a contact database of campaigners, government diplomats and parliamentarians working on cluster munitions.
  • Responding to requests from campaigners and members of the public for information and materials.
  • Dealing with applications from organisations seeking to join the CMC.
  • Coordinating a mailout to all members of the CMC and oversee the stock of campaign materials.
  • Updating the campaigning and news sections of the Cluster Munition Coalition website, including writing articles for the website.
  • Assisting in keeping a record of all campaigning activities by CMC members and contacting members to suggest actions and provide resources.
  • Assisting with research on government positions and policy on cluster munitions and the Oslo Process.
  • Attending campaign strategy meetings.
  • Writing a weekly update to the CMC network together with the Campaigning Officer.
  • Helping to follow up with campaigners on events organised for the Global Day of Action to Ban Cluster Bombs on 19 April to produce a web report
  • Assisting with planning and preparation for the Dublin Conference and other regional conferences, including preparing materials and campaigning activities.
  • Liaising with external suppliers for the production of campaign materials, including materials and equipment for campaign stunts and campaign tool kits.
  • Sustaining excellent working relationships with CMC member organisations.
  • Office administration – including mail-outs, photocopying and answering the telephone.
Applications:To apply please e-mail your CV and covering letter to Laura Cheeseman, Campaigning Officer: laura@stopclustermunitions.org by Friday 18 April 2008.