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Social Enterprise Internship - Initiative to Value Human Life

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Interested in working for a start-up social enterprise? Have a passion for social policy, human rights, or international development? Complete an internship with the Initiative to Value Human Life on a part-time basis alongside your studies next academic year and gain skills in research, project management, team work, and help IVHL achieve its objectives of understanding how policymakers and organisations value human lives in decision making. 

We are looking for anyone who has an interest in sustainable development, politics, social policy, international development more broadly, and anyone who shares an interest in this important topic. You will initially work together with IVHL colleagues and devise a research project which you'll then complete remotely alongside your studies over the academic year, while updating IVHL regularly on your progress. 

Student interns can work remotely as the charity is very new and the team communicate via the online collaboration tool Slack. The time commitment can be flexible to fit around studies, and there are opportunities to go to events (for example, IVHL was recently invited to participate in the Basel Peace Forum, and the team meets up in London from time to time). 

As a start up, IVHL currently does not have offices so we will collaborate through the online collaboration tool Slack.com, and via Skype or other social media tools. From time-to-time we will schedule meetings at the members' room at the Royal Geographical Society in South Kensington, or elsewhere at a mutually convenient location.

We also aspire to help you develop your career so if there is anything we can do to assist you on your path please let us know.

 

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Required Role

Social Enterprise Internship - Initiative to Value Human Life

Key responsibilities

(1) Devise and complete a main research project in collaboration with IVHL colleagues (this is flexible to suit the interests of the intern and the needs of IVHL), or support IVHL in another format, for example by assisting with marketing or social media management. (2) Regularly update IVHL on your progress. (3) From time-to-time assist IVHL on ad hoc basis. (4) Undertake an outreach presentation at an institute, or audience of your choice, introducing IVHL, and the value of human life in the context of your internship work.

Desirable Skills

  • Positive attitude
  • Research
  • Self Management

Skill to gain

  • Communication
  • Creative and design
  • Event Planning
  • Initiative
  • IT, Computers and Web Skills
  • Marketing
  • Negotiation and influencing
  • Office IT (Word, Excel etc)
  • Planning and organising
  • Positive attitude
  • Presentation
  • Project Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Research
  • Team Work
  • Time Management
  • Networking
  • Opportunity and Recognition
  • Self Management

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Minimum commitment level: Once a week

Start Date: 10-06-2019

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