07 September 2012
CMC Campaign and Communications Internship Opportunity
The ICBL-CMC is currently recruiting an intern to provide support for its campaigning and communications work. Based in the London office the Campaign and Communication Intern will be involved in a range of campaigning, advocacy and communications activities, working predominantly on the CMC campaign.Position: Campaign and Communications InternEmployer: International Campaign to Ban Landmines and Cluster Munition Coalition (ICBL-CMC)Location: Epworth House, 25 City Road, London EC1Y 1AAContract: Temporary, 3-6 months, beginning October 2012Hours: Normal office hours, five days a week (part time considered for exceptional candidate)The ICBL-CMC is looking for an intern to provide support for its campaigning and communications work. The successful candidate will work at the ICBL-CMC’s London office. The ICBL and the CMC are global networks of around 350 civil society organisations working across close to 100 countries to end the harm caused by landmines and cluster munitions.Internship descriptionWorking closely with the CMC Campaign Manager, ICBL-CMC Media & Communications Manager and the ICBL-CMC Campaign Officer, the Campaign and Communications Intern will be involved in a range of campaigning, advocacy and communications activities, working predominantly on the CMC campaign.This is a voluntary unpaid position. Applicants must already have the right to work in the UK as we cannot provide a work permit.This internship provides an exciting opportunity to develop campaigning, communications and networking skills. The Campaign and Communications Intern will be exposed to a wide range of organisations and individuals – including an international network of campaigners, as well as representatives of governments and international organisations.QualificationsICBL-CMC is looking for individuals educated to A-Level equivalent or higher, who are studying for or have completed a university degree and who are interested in pursuing a career in campaigning, politics, journalism, international relations or a related field.The successful candidate will be self-motivated, inquisitive, organised, detail-oriented and able to function under pressure and meet deadlines while handling multiple tasks simultaneously. S/he will have familiarity with or a strong interest in any or all of the following: international affairs, disarmament, human rights, humanitarian issues, disability issues, international development and global media. S/he will enjoy working in a multicultural setting, have good interpersonal skills and the ability to work within a team. S/he will have strong written and verbal communication skills in English; a second language strongly preferred, in particular French, Spanish or Arabic. Strong computer skills are essential and web editing and social media skills are an advantage but training can be also provided. A good sense of humour is appreciated!Your role and responsibilitiesThe Campaign and Communications Intern role is very varied, but your day-to-day responsibilities are likely to include:
- Drafting and uploading content on the CMC website and social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Flickr).
- Researching and fact-checking ICBL-CMC documents and communications.
- Supporting the development and production of campaign materials.
- Assisting in drafting and formatting the monthly ICBL-CMC newsletter.
- Responding to requests from campaigners and members of the public for information and materials.
- Updating and managing a contact database of campaigners, diplomats and parliamentarians working on cluster munitions.
- Assisting the coordination of a financial support scheme for ICBL-CMC members.
- Media support including researching and updating a database of media contact information and assisting the tracking and compilation of media coverage.
- General office administrative tasks.