Event and Communications Internship 2019

News | Posted on Thursday 15 November 2018

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).

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Project details:

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:

Essential Skills:

  • 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.

Desirable 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.

Contact us

Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre
igdc@york.ac.uk
01904 321042
Department of Politics, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, UK
@York_IGDC

Contact us

Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre
igdc@york.ac.uk
01904 321042
Department of Politics, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, UK
@York_IGDC