Event and Communications Internship 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR 2019 INTERNSHIP NOW CLOSED
*APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR 2019 INTERNSHIP NOW CLOSED*
The IGDC is now taking applications for a 12 Week Events And Communications Assistant Internship (Part-time).
The project will involve assisting in organising internal and external events relating to various IGDC research projects and initiatives. The types of events might include:
- Monthly IGDC research seminars held at York, sometimes with external speakers from NGOs, other institutions and development organisations.
- Research events, conferences and workshops linked to existing IGDC projects both in the UK and in project countries, focussing on policy impact.
- Student and public engagement events to communicate ongoing research and raise the profile of the centre.
This will involve 3 aspects:
- Event assistance. Assist the team with organising centre events and conferences, marketing these events within and outside of the university, note-taking, taking photographs, data entry and other administrative duties as required.
- Social media generation and management. Maintain the centre’s Twitter account and update with content advertising and covering IGDC events and events of IGDC members.
- Writing online copy. Writing copy for the IGDC website and newsletter to advertise upcoming events and cover past events.
We are looking for someone with:
- Excellent writing skills with the ability to adapt content to different audiences.
- An interest in global development from any disciplinary angle, preferably with an interest in working or continuing study in the field.
- Social media savvy with experience of writing for social media platforms.
- Good organisational skills, with proven experience organising events.
- Good verbal communication and listening skills.
- Design and IT skills
- Previous experience of Videography
What the intern can gain from this internship:
- Event organisation experience and knowledge of how university administrative systems operate.
- Invaluable insight and experience working in a dynamic global development setting.
- Increased awareness of cutting-edge research in the field and workings of the sector.
- Professional skills development with support from centre staff.
- The chance to publish (and be credited for it) on the IGDC webpage.
- Possible opportunities to network with external organisations such as development NGOs and internal researchers and academics.
- Careers advice from centre staff for applicants interested in working in global development.