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09 Dec 2019
London-based peacebuilding charity seeks interns to become actively involved in programmes, providing meaningful assistance to the organisation as it carries out its mission.
Concordis is a UK registered peacebuilding charity with programmes in Central African Republic, Mauritania, Sudan and South Sudan, plus some new work in the pipeline.
We work alongside those involved in or affected by armed conflict, helping them find workable solutions that address the root causes of conflict and contribute to lasting peace and economic development. We’re committed to finding solutions that benefit women as well as men, those in armed groups as well as those who chose not to take up arms, national governments as well as civil society.
Concordis welcomes applications from potential interns who have either:
· Professional level French and English (plus Arabic would be a bonus) with a relevant masters degree in international relations, development studies, conflict analysis or similar; or
· Proven experience in communications or fundraising
Position: Project Intern
Location: London, with the possibility of international travel. Flexible working hours available
Duration: 6 months
Remuneration: Volunteer; there is no salary or stipend, but Concordis will reimburse reasonable expenses including a small daily lunch allowance.
Training: Concordis will ensure interns receive a high level of relevant experience, including training from senior members of staff
Closing date: 23.59 on Sunday 9th December 2019
Start date: Flexible (though early start preferred)
Reporting to: Director of Programmes
Overview: The principal areas of work in which interns are involved are research, conflict analysis, media reviews, organisation of dialogue events, website maintenance, communications, fundraising and project evaluation.
Concordis seeks to build relationships of trust and respect, considering this the key to successful intervention in peace processes. The work of all members of the Concordis team is required to conform to and advance such an approach.
Your internship role within Concordis will depend on your background experience and interests. As a team, we rely on each member to contribute their skills to our work, and we’re particularly looking for interns to work on programmatic peacebuilding work, fundraising and communications.
You may be asked to carry out research and analysis into countries in which we are active, in accordance with our research methodology. Your role may include assisting with the development of project proposals, monitoring international news outlets and researching potential new project areas.
You may also be required to give practical, logistical and administrative support to the peacebuilding programme allocated to you, including liaising with project partners, maintaining a database of project partners and stakeholders, researching costs of accommodation, catering and travel, organising attendance of participants, preparing welcome packs and preparing and disseminating reports.
You may be asked to assist with fundraising, including researching sources of funding, drafting applications for funding and assisting at fundraising events (including carrying out tasks similar to those involved in arranging consultations).
You will assist with Concordis’ communications strategy by researching and writing news stories, co-managing social media content, assisting with print publications and proof reading reports. Additionally, you may be required to attend external meetings, seminars and conferences, contribute to website and social media content.
The internships are designed to give you concrete experience in programme management, research, communications and fundraising within the international development sector. The role is varied, and will require you to work with our small UK team and with other interns in London.
Peter Marsden, Concordis’ Director of Programmes, manages the internship scheme.