Highgate, Greater London
£10.55 per hour
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Communications Intern - Paid Position
London, N6

Are you a social media savant with a talent for writing? Want to increase your professional experience in a paid internship working as part of a small, but vital charity? If so, you may be the Communications Intern we’re looking for. 

Who is Ataxia UK?

Ataxia UK is the leading national charity for people affected by any type of ataxia, a group of neurological disorders that impact co-ordination, balance and speech.

In the UK alone, there are over 10,000 adults and around 500 children living with ataxia. We fund research into finding treatments and cures and offer advice, information and support to people affected by the condition.

Having recently received funding from the National Lottery, it’s an exciting time to join our team. We’re currently looking for an enthusiastic Communications Intern to join us on a six month internship which may extend to 12 months. 

Are there any benefits? 

- Salary of £10.55 per hour 
- Increase your communications and charity sector experience
- Flexitime 
- 25 days’ holiday plus Bank Holidays (pro rata)

This is an amazing opportunity to create content across a range of platforms and build your portfolio while raising awareness of a rare condition that affects thousands of people across the UK. 

You will have the chance to learn from a friendly, experienced team and gain valuable insight into how a well-established charity inspires and engages audiences.

What will the internship involve? 

As a Communications Intern, you’ll support our communications activities, from social media to creating content for our publication, Ataxia Magazine. 

Working closely with our Communications Officer, you’ll manage our day-to-day social media activities, including our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. You’ll also interview individuals that our charity supports and create content for Ataxia Magazine. 

Here’s some more of what you’ll be getting up to:

- Sourcing and drafting stories and images for our quarterly publication
- Supporting our local and national awareness campaigns
- Collating information for our PR work 
- Helping to promote our conferences 
- Assisting with general communications enquiries and information requests

What do I need? 

To join us as our Communications Intern, you’ll need:

- Excellent social media knowledge, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube 
- Fantastic written and verbal communication skills 
- Good Microsoft Office skills 
- A keen eye for detail and meticulous proofreading abilities 

It would be great if you had a communications-related degree or similar, such as English, Journalism or Marketing, but this isn’t essential. 

Experience of uploading, editing and maintaining web content with a Content Management System would also be beneficial, as would experience of writing for newspapers/magazines and producing content for a range of audiences.

Other organisations may call this role Trainee Communications Assistant, Junior Communications Assistant, Communications Graduate, Journalism Graduate, English Graduate, Social Media Intern, Trainee Content Executive, or Trainee Communications Executive.

Webrecruit and Ataxia UK are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you’re looking to increase your professional experience as a Communications Intern, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency. 

Working hours: 35 hours per week

Posted on: 11 November 2019
Closed date: 11 December 2019
Job ref: HKUWO2012/GW-MI
Tags: Marketing