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Our general internship and volunteering opportunities are listed below. We recruit on a rolling basis so please apply as soon as you know you would like to work with us. Sadly, due to the large number of applications we receive we cannot guarantee to get back to you unless you are responding to a specific role advert. Specific roles are usually publicise externally, which is why you might not see it listed below. 

To apply for any internship role please complete this completed application form and return to olivia@wonderfoundation.org.uk unless the advert you have seen elsewhere says otherwise. 

Summer 2018 internships: Please submit applications before 15 March. We will be arranging interviews for the second half of March and April. 

Internships 

Interns are invaluable to us, and we are able to achieve so much more thanks to their diligence, initiative and passion. Our internships are voluntary and most  of our interns work with us alongside their university studies or part-time work.  Working with our small team we do our best to make sure that every intern gains useful experience and has the chance to contribute significantly to our work, as well as the chance to meet others with similar interests and goals. We provide reasonable travel (within London) and lunch expenses. 

Volunteering 

If you’re interested in one-off volunteering at one of our events, helping us fundraise in your free time, or if you’d like to help out at one of our partner projects (for example the Baytree Centre in London) then please send this completed form to contact@wonderfoundation.org.uk .

Medical electives

Occasionally, we do connect medical students with our partner project in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where Monkole, the local hospital in Kinshasa, can take elective students. If you are a French speaker and interested in a placement along these lines, get in touch with us at contact@wonderfoundation.org.uk

Current opportunities

Job Vacancy

Apply by: Wednesday, November 1, 2017   Start date: Monday, November 13, 2017

Communications Manager

Apply by sending your CV and cover letter explaining how you meet the person specification to Olivia Darby at contact@wonderfoundation.org.uk by 12pm on Wednesday 1st November.

Interviews will take place the following week. 

Overview

4 days per week

Office based (Old Street)

Annual salary: £22,000 pro rata

Job description

This is a varied role for someone with initiative and team-spirit. Working within a small charity, this role is at the centre of our work with four key goals:

  • To amplify the work and voices of our partners and projects

  • To promote and share our vision 
  • To engage audiences in our events and campaigns
  • To engage new and existing donors in our work so as to increase giving. 

Key roles and duties

To give the strategic overview and direction for all communications objectives and targets for Wonder Foundation, to support Wonder’s projects and partners and to share our vision,  working closely with the Director, Director of Policy and Campaigns and Fundraising Manager.

To manage and lead in the execution and drafting of all communications, working  with other team members to amplify the impact and awareness of their projects, events and dissemination of results:

  • Delivery, adjustment and monitoring of communications strategy, in conjunction with organisational objectives. 
  • Social media communications –Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
  • Write newsletters, for which you will need to collect material.
  • Manage website interface, content and search engine optimisation (SEO).
  • Create and edit written and graphic content for blogs and social media.
  • Media relations - reaching out to journalists, bloggers and organisations where relevant
  • Upload and manage YouTube content.
  • Edit and manage publications, including the annual report and research. 
  • To recruit and manage interns and volunteers who are working on communications projects such as copy-editing, graphic design, videography and photography.  
  • To undertake other appropriate duties as required for the effective operation of the Foundation.

 

Person specification

Essential skills and experience

  • Strong, engaging and accurate writing skills
  • Social media management 
  • Demonstrable interest and engagement in issues related to women’s rights and education and/or global development.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of dynamic team. 
  • Ability to multitask and handle multiple streams of work at once.
  • Eagerness to learn new skills and adapt to change.
  • Ability to understand and communicate with diverse audiences

Desirable skills and experience (we would not expect you to have all of these)

  • Understanding of Drupal and/or website content management interfaces in general. 
  • Basic knowledge of search engine optimisation (SEO). 
  • Basic abilities across Adobe suite of programmes: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator. 
  • Experience of managing others, including volunteers
  • Marketing experience

 

 

Awareness and Education Project Intern 

Apply by: Monday, January 1, 2018   Start date: Monday, January 1, 2018

This is a key role in our work to improve the lives of those in vulnerable communities around the world. You will proactively support Wonder in order to raise money for the ongoing support of our local partners and the education projects that they deliver to women and children living in poverty. We need someone who wants to gain experience of communications and project and event management and is a self-starter with creativity and enthusiasm.

Depending upon the skills and availabilities of applicants, this role will consist of all or a selection of the following:

  • the development of educational resources such as presentations, lesson plans, and worksheets to support the implementation of fundraising and awareness workshops within local schools.
  • assist in developing strategies to drive partnerships among schools and contribute to the set-up and execution of in-school workshops with students of all ages
  • lead presentations in elementary and secondary schools
  • maintain direct correspondence with the Director about educational projects and future objectives for the foundation’s involvement within partner schools.
  • develop materials for UK schools to raise awareness of social justice and women's issues such as FGM, trafficking etc

Commitment

In terms of internship length and hours per week we can be flexible for the right candidate. If you would prefer to apply for a part of this role as opposed to all of it, please indicated that in your application.

Candidate profile

  • Effective communicator

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Experience working with children and youth are an asset.

  • Self motivating and well-organised

To Apply

 

Apply here

Research and Influencing Internship 

Apply by: Monday, January 1, 2018   Start date: Monday, January 1, 2018

Interns will be responsible for undertaking research, which could be primary or secondary, on topics relating to our work and/ or organising its dissemination, whether through media or through organising meetings with relevent influencers and decision makers, for example politicians and activists. 

Commitment

Provided you are dedicated and communicate clearly with your supervisor, this can be a flexible internship that fits around other commitments. 

Volunteer Profile

  • An enquiring mind

  • Excellent written English

  • Desire to work independently as well as the ability to collaborate with other interns/volunteer/staff

  • Good organisation skills and attention to detail

  • Useful but not essential - French or Spanish

To Apply

Apply here

Communications intern

Apply by: Monday, January 1, 2018   Start date: Monday, January 1, 2018

A picture is worth a thousand words. The moving image, MILLIONS. Help us to spread the word about the amazing work that our projects do so that we can change the world through good design and creative media.

Commitment

Varying, depending upon the project.

Volunteer Profile

You will be enthusiastic, creative and have a can-do attitude. You will have past experience in making short film clips or graphic design. 

You will help us to improve the quality of the materials that we already produce and bring our work to new audiences, helping to change lives of vulnerable women and children. 

  1. Graphic to create attention-grabbing materials for both print and online media that raise the profile of our projects and beneficiaries, including infographics.
  2. Audiovisual to tell the stories from and about our projects and beneficiaries to a wider audience.

If you have skills across more than one area then even better! 

You will have:

  • Creativity
  • A keen awareness of the communicative needs of a diverse audience 
  • The ability to work independently as well as the ability to collaborate with other interns/volunteer/staff

To Apply

Send us some of your past work and apply below:  

Apply here