COMMUNICATIONS

 INTERNSHIP

COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP

The way in which the world runs is becoming increasingly reliant upon technology. In order to raise awareness about sexual violence and exploitation, we as a charity have to communicate this through technology and social media.  We are looking for innovative students who want to make a positive societal impact through communications and media, enabling us to partner with other organisations, engage with the general public and reach women.

This is an excellent opportunity if you are keen to unleash your creativity.

The way in which the world runs is becoming increasingly reliant upon technology. In order to raise awareness about sexual violence and exploitation, we as a charity have to communicate this through technology and social media.  We are looking for innovative students who want to make a positive societal impact through communications and media, enabling us to partner with other organisations, engage with the general public, and reach women.

This is an excellent opportunity if you are keen to unleash your creativity.

APPLICATIONS  FOR COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIPS ARE NOW OPEN

SEE BELOW FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND INFORMATION ON THE APPLICATION PROCESS

APPLICATIONS  FOR COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIPS ARE NOW OPEN

SEE BELOW FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND INFORMATION ON THE APPLICATION PROCESS

Role Description

Role Description

This will be a setting to obtain practical work experience working with women within the charity sector working with vulnerable women. All interns/work experience students will obtain skills and knowledge on how Streetlight UK provides support to women involved in prostitution, exploitation, or modern day slavery.

As a Communications Intern at Streetlight UK, you will be heavily involved in managing our social media platforms, having the opportunity to expand and solidify our online presence, our website, and monthly newsletters. In addition, you will have the opportunity to become well-informed about awareness days, news updates, and legislation changes surrounding sexual exploitation, trafficking, and grooming. As we are a non-profit charity, this role is unpaid but we will cover the cost of travelling when appropriate.

*We also reserve the right to close applications early if we find a suitable candidate before the deadline.

This will be a setting to obtain practical work experience working with women within the charity sector working with vulnerable women. All interns/work experience students will obtain skills and knowledge on how Streetlight UK provides support to women involved in prostitution, exploitation or modern day slavery.

As a Communications Intern at Streetlight UK, you will be heavily involved in managing our social media platforms, having the opportunity to expand and solidify our online presence, our website and monthly newsletters, In addition, you will have the opportunity to become well informed about awareness days, news updates and legislation changes surrounding sexual exploitation, trafficking and grooming. As we are a non-profit charity, this role is unpaid but we will cover the cost of travelling when appropriate.

*We also reserve the right to close applications early if we find a suitable candidate before the deadline.

Experience

Experience

  • Experience of communicating and organising with a variety of staff.
  • Experience of working in the UK charity sector (Desirable).
  • Experience in creating social media content or controlling a social media account.
  • Knowledge of key issues for those involved in prostitution and the sex trade. (Desirable).

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Graduate or in the process of being educated to degree level or equivalent, and/or looking to apply for an internship within their placement year (Essential).
  • Industry specific training (Desirable).

Essential Skills, Duties, and Personal Expectations

Essential Skills, Duties, and Personal Expectations

Duties may be modified based on individual student learning needs.

Your responsibilities as a Communication Intern will involve:

  • Updating, redesigning elements and creating new pages across our platforms and website for which you will need good administrative and IT skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office packages: Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook, as well as MailChimp and WordPress.
  • Knowledge of how to use sites such as Canva for creating social media posts and other marketing material such as flyers.
  • Participating in team meetings, training, and fundraising / awareness events across our service, where you will be involved in documenting the events on social media, capturing moments via photography and engaging with the public.
  • Raising awareness across our platforms using your creativity and innovative skills to design and create appropriate content that highlights the relevance of our work.
  • Using Hootsuite and/or other social media scheduling platforms to schedule posts ahead according to a pre-planned and pre-approved calendar. Additionally, knowledge of how to strategically use social media platforms to receive the best outcomes of interaction and engagement from our followers is desired.
  • Good personal organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and to work to and meet daily priorities and deadlines.
  • A passion for working alongside charities, whose purpose is to create societal change.
  • Good oral and written communication skills, especially when discussing such sensitive issues, where language and wording is important.
  • Demonstrating ability to work independently.

 

Additionally, your personal expectations should include:

  • Carrying out your role to the best of your ability, embracing the values of Streetlight UK.
  • Upholding the policies and standards of service delivery when carrying out your role, work only within the boundaries and training for your role.
  • Keeping up-to-date with information related to your volunteering role(s) through internal communications, training and meetings.
  • Having regular dialogue with your supervisor to discuss your work experience at Streetlight UK.
  • Behaving responsibly regarding your own and others’ safety.
  • Acting in a non-discriminatory and inclusive manner.
  • Keeping client information confidential and secure, in line with our data protection policy and confidentiality policy and procedures.
  • Keeping your personal data such as contact details up to date on our database or via your supervisor.
  • Enjoying your work experience with us.

 

To begin the application process, this form needs to be completed by you (the applicant) and sent to info@streetlight.uk.com.

Additionally, you will need to attach a CV and cover letter to the same email address. Once you have sent your application form, we will email you letting you know that we have successfully received your application and will consider you for the available role.

To begin the application process, this form needs to be completed by you (the applicant) and sent to info@streetlight.uk.com.

Additionally, you will need to attach a CV and cover letter to the same email address. Once you have sent your application form, we will email you letting you know that we have successfully received your application and will consider you for the available role.

STREETLIGHT UK COMMUNICATIONS INTERN APPLICATION FORM