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Internship Program : Campaigns Internship

 

38 Degrees Internships: Campaigns Intern

Organisation: 38 Degrees

Salary : £ 26,332 pro rated

Location: London

NB: We offer a loan of up to £700 for a rent deposit, which you would pay over eight months

Hours: Full Time (40 hours a week)

Position type: Paid

Contract: Fixed Term Contract, 8 months

Closing date:   Midnight Sunday 6th January

Interviews will be held the week starting 21st January in Farringdon, London. 38 Degrees are happy to reimburse travel for applicants invited to the interview day.

Starting date: Mid February 2019

Website: www.38degrees.org.uk

38 Degrees is one of the leading campaigning organisations in the UK. We put power into people’s hands by giving 38 Degrees members’ new ways to be involved in politics – something that’s increasingly important with current Brexit uncertainty. Together we’ve helped protect our planet with campaigns to reduce plastic waste, pushed the government to crack down on tax dodging by online giants like Amazon, and helped make Universal Credit – a system meant to help those struggling to get by – a little bit fairer.

38 Degrees members choose the issues we focus on, help steer campaign strategy, and keep the organisation going: all our funding comes from our members chipping in.

38 Degrees Internships are paid, 8 months in length and are recruited 3 times a year.

The current application is open until midnight Sunday 6th January 2019, to start the internship around mid February 2019.

We anticipate receiving a large number of applications for this post, and hope you will understand that we cannot reply individually to all unsuccessful candidates.  If you have not heard from us by 14th January therefore, this will mean that we have, regrettably, decided not to shortlist you for the post.

38 Degrees interns are characterised by their energy and enthusiasm. You’ll have the ability to pick things up quickly, a can-do attitude and a passion and pride in what you do. You’ll work hard and learn fast. In return, you will be equipped with all the skills and experiences you need to build a career in this fast and exciting area of campaigning. You’ll also be a valued member of our friendly, close-knit office team.

For a 38 Degrees internship attitude energy and enthusiasm are far more important qualities than formal experience or qualifications. If you think you can do the job well, and bring passion and enthusiasm to the role, then we want to hear from you.

At 38 Degrees we pride ourselves on nimble, focused campaigns that we’re more likely to put together in two hours than two weeks. That means our team is decisive, ambitious and happy to take risks. We’d rather aim high and see what happens than play it safe. We believe democracy works better when more people get involved.

38 Degrees strives to be an inclusive employer. We welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in our staff team including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Non- Binary people; Men; Older People and Disabled people.

CAMPAIGNS INTERNSHIP INVOLVES:

– Working alongside the 38 Degrees campaigns staff in every aspect of planning and running our people-powered campaigns.

– Leading on specific projects, such as putting on events and making creative content seen by millions of people.

– Developing your strategic and practical understanding of delivering campaigns, as well as acquiring highly-transferable technical and communications skills.

A day in the life of a Campaigns Intern could involve:
– Discussing a campaign opportunity with the 38 Degrees team
– Putting up a post on 38 Degrees’ Facebook page which thousands of people will share

– Writing an email and building the tech to enable hundreds of thousands of people to campaign on the opportunity which the 38 Degrees team spotted only a few hours ago!

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Candidates will have some experience of campaigning, and ideally, will be able to show the impact of their contribution. This experience definitely doesn’t need to come from paid work, it can be from work that you have done on a voluntary basis or in your own community.  

You must also:

– Be passionate about the issues that 38 Degrees works on, including protecting public services, campaigning for social justice, making our tax and banking systems fairer and protecting the environment.

– Have a desire to learn how campaigning works and how to use people power to make change happen. Be seriously thinking about a career in campaigning.

– Be energetic with a flexible can-do attitude, and ready to work hard alongside everyone on our tight-knit team.

– Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, enabling you to work well with other team members and ask for help when it’s needed.

– Have an ability to apply attention to detail and concentration in busy surroundings, whether the job is big or small.

– Have an ability to work proactively and independently, meet deadlines and prioritise tasks as well as mucking in to help the team.

– Be comfortable with using IT and able to learn new technology skills quickly.

– Be eligible to work in the UK.

Here’s what some past interns have said about our programme:

“If you’re an aspiring campaigner then you will not find a better school than 38 Degrees. Think of it as a lab that mixes concepts like people-power with innovative tactics to deliver ever more ambitious campaigns. Each week will be different. If you want to work on a wide range of campaigns and learn something new everyday, then 38 Degrees is the place to go.”

“The 38 Degrees internship is a fantastic introduction to campaigning – I’ve learned a lot about spotting campaigns, building strategies, supporting local campaigners, using the media and working with tech. It’s fast-paced, varied and fun!”

“The internship programme set me up for being a campaigner. The staff team were really gracious with their time, making sure I was always learning and given new tasks to stretch myself. I finished the internship having run some campaigns – and won! – and this would have never happened without the training and support I was given.”

Please note that any offer of work will be conditional upon the successful candidate:

  1. having the right to work in the United Kingdom which (i) is not invalid, (ii) has not ceased to have effect, or (iii) is not subject to a condition preventing him/her from accepting the employment; or
  2. obtaining the right to work in the United Kingdom prior to commencing work.

We will ask you for some personal details as well as the following:

  • Cover Letter which must include how you fit the person specification and why you want to work for 38 Degrees.
  • CV in PDF format
  • A writing task :

We would like to see an example of your writing. We’d like to ask you to write an email to your MP about the NHS. Please imagine that one of your treasured local NHS services is being shut, and you’re writing to your MP to ask them to exert what influence they have and support the campaign to keep this service open. You can choose any local service you like, and any arguments that you find compelling.

To apply CLICK HERE

 

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