Vacancy – Campaign Intern

by Outreach ~ October 7th, 2013. Filed under: Uncategorized.

conscience TAXES FOR PEACE NOT WAR campaigns for a world where taxes are used to nurture peace, not pay for war.

The UK is the fourth-largest military spender in the world. Yet time and again, war fails to deliver real, sustainable security. Instead war destroys people and resources that could be used to tackle the social, political, economic and environmental injustices that really drive conflict. We campaign for a progressive increase in the amount of tax spent on peacebuilding, and a corresponding decrease in the amount spent on war and preparation for war. We also campaign for the legal right of those with a conscientious objection to war to have the entire military part of their taxes spent on peacebuilding.

We require:

One intern to help two days per week for six months (negotiable) at our office in Archway, North London.

We would like someone who would like to learn about a variety of tasks needed by an NGO, however the internship will be campaign focused. We are looking for someone who is outgoing and would like to gain experience campaigning in the peace sector. This intern should be willing to attend peacebuilding events, network with people in the peace sector and the public, as well as monitor peacebuilding and government policy in the press. Approximately a third of the intern’s time will be devoted to research, admin and other activities.

Good communication skills as well as good writing skills and an excellent grasp of the English language are a must. Also a high level of knowledge about the peace sector and issues surrounding it would be beneficial. Specific knowledge of or a willingness to find out, about military expenditure, non-military security and conflict prevention would be an asset. Previous experience of political campaign work will be an advantage.

Most importantly, we are looking for someone who is motivated to join our team, willing to help carry out a wide variety of tasks and quick to learn new skills. The chosen intern will need to be able to work independently and as part of a small team.

We make sure that our interns benefit from their time with us, and we help and support them however we can, though ultimately the chosen candidate will get from the internship what s/he puts into it. We want someone who will make the most of their time with us: be keen, learn and develop their talents as much as they can. We are a small, flexible organisation which is open to new ideas and we are looking for a motivated individual to take up this great opportunity to fill their CV interesting and varied content.

We Offer:

References, support, supervision, travel costs to work, lunch, and a friendly environment in which to learn all about working for a campaigning organisation in the peace sector. Furthermore interns may have the possibility to attend conferences on behalf of the organisation (with costs paid for) and participate in conscience events.

As this is a volunteer role there are no set hours and responsibilities and you will be free to come and go by arrangement with the permanent staff.

To apply please send your CV with a covering letter outlining your motivation for applying and send it to research@conscienceonline.org.uk with the subject line ‘Intern Application’. The deadline for applications is 28/10/2013 interviews will be held on 30/10/2013. We would like the internship to commence from early November


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