What does an internship involve?
HFHGB is looking for interns who can commit to spending 6-12 months with us (although flexibility is possible). Your internship would be structured around balancing your aspirations with the needs of the charity and we would discuss with you where your skills would best fit and be developed whilst contributing to the needs of the team. You could expect to be involved in some or all of the following activities:
Communication: Researching and contributing to the production of material for the website, magazine, e-newsletters and media releases.
Marketing & Fundraising: Contributing to projects and proposals for fundraising activities.
Advocacy: Carrying out research into issues relating to poverty housing to inform action, and supporting our campaigning and other initiatives aimed at influencing our government’s policy and practice.
Supporter care: Handling supporter enquiries and carrying out admin duties, as part of the Supporter Care team.
Volunteer Programme: Working within our busy International Volunteering Operations team to help organise the trips for volunteers to destinations around the world.
Events: Helping with planning, arranging and supporting events, related administration and record-keeping.
Work shadowing: Shadowing our staff, including the National Director, as part of your skills development.
What skills and qualities would you need?
We are looking for people with the following skills and qualities:
- An interest in international development and/or events and communications
- Good administrative & IT skills
- Confidence in communicating with a range of people and using the telephone
- Good research and writing skills
- Good spelling and grammar
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Ability to use your own initiative
- A responsible attitude
- Commitment to see through projects and tasks to a high standard
Hours of work:
We are looking for interns who can commit to working full-time or part-time on a regular basis. HFHGB can offer a certain degree of flexibility, but regularity is important to get the most out of the programme. Involvement in events and special projects will occasionally entail working at weekends and evenings but time off will be given to compensate for this.
And the benefits….?
During an internship with HFHGB you will be given a wide range of experience in Communications, Marketing, Supporter Care, Events and wider charity management and governance. You will have the opportunity to see how things really work behind the scenes of a growing, dynamic and vibrant charity. You will have the opportunity to develop some or all of the following skills:
- Event planning and administration
- Research and writing
- Communications skills e.g. writing for marketing materials, public speaking, PR
- Volunteer management
- Time management
- Customer service skills
- Working in a team setting
- General office skills
You will also be given on-the-job training and help and advice with your future career.
How do I apply?
Our internship programme is currently full so we are unable to accept any applications at this time. However, this area of opportunity will be reviewed in June 2013 and the website updated with advice.
Initial application is by CV and a one page covering letter. Your letter should state why you are interested in becoming an intern, what you will bring to and what you hope to gain from the internship. Please ensure you include the following details:
- Full name and address.
- Telephone number and mobile phone number.
- E-mail address.
- Details of 2 referees.
- Applicants must have a legal right to live and work in the UK and they will be asked to provide evidence of this if called for interview.
Please send your application to:
Habitat for Humanity Great Britain46 West Bar StreetBANBURYOxonOX16 9RZ
Or email your application to ASimmonds@habitatforhumanity.org.uk
For more information or an informal chat, please contact Alison Simmonds on 01295 220324 or email ASimmonds@habitatforhumanity.org.uk (Monday – Thursday between 9am and 3pm).