Projects Intern Volunteer Roles in Belfast
UK-based peacebuilding charity seeks interns to become actively involved in programmes, providing meaningful assistance to the organisation as it carries out its mission.
Concordis International is a UK registered charity which runs peacebuilding programmes in Central African Republic, Sudan and South Sudan.
Our vision is for every community affected by armed conflict to have the resources they need to manage future conflicts peacefully. Concordis works alongside those involved in or affected by armed conflict, helping them find workable solutions that address the root causes of conflict and contribute to lasting peace and economic development. We’re committed to finding solutions that benefit women as well as men, young and old, those in armed groups as well as those who chose not to take up arms, national governments as well as civil society.
Concordis welcomes applications from potential interns who have:
An interest in peacebuilding at a conceptual level and a curiosity about how it works in practice
A relevant masters degree in international relations, development studies, conflict analysis or similar (some of our interns work with us while completing their masters)
Professional level French and English (Arabic would be a bonus)
Position: Programme Intern
Location: Working from home (interns are welcome to join team meetings when in London)
Duration: 6 months, minimum three days per week. Working hours can be flexible and we are able to accommodate different time zones.
Remuneration: Volunteer; there is no salary or stipend, but Concordis will reimburse reasonable expenses including a small daily lunch allowance of £5/day.
Training: Concordis will ensure interns receive a high level of relevant experience, including training from senior members of staff
Closing date: 23rd February 2024
Start date: mid-late March 2024
Reporting to: Programme Development Manager & Operations Manager
Overview: Programme interns work directly with the Concordis programme teams on all aspects of designing, implementing and evaluating peacebuilding programmes. The main areas of work in which interns are involved include research, conflict analysis, media reviews and report writing. Interns monitor international and regional institutions and grant making organisations for funding opportunities. Programme interns may also be asked to acquire new skills or to work with new technology and will be expected to take their turn in tasks such as monitoring the security of teams on the road.
Concordis seeks to build relationships of trust and respect, considering this to be at the heart of successful peace processes. The work of all members of the Concordis team is required to conform to and advance such an approach.
Applications: Please send a CV and covering letter to our hr department.
In your covering letter, please explain:
Why you would like to work with Concordis International.
How your skills and experience will be of assistance during the internship.
Your proficiency in French, English and (if relevant) Arabic.
How you hope to see your career develop in the future.
When you would be available to start an internship
How you would plan to combine working at Concordis with your other time commitments.
Your internship role within Concordis will be shaped by what is happening on Concordis programmes during the six months you spend with the organisation and by your interests, experience and abilities. As a team, we rely on each member to contribute their skills to our work and we will look to make the most of what you have to offer, while at the same time giving you opportunities to develop new skills and to challenge yourself.
You may be asked to carry out research and analysis into countries in which we are active, guided by our research managers and following our research methodology. Your role may include assisting with the development of project proposals, monitoring international news outlets and researching potential new project areas. You may be asked to help with monitoring and evaluating our programmes, working with the programme managers and programme officers to understand and capture results from our programme activities.
You may also be required to give practical, logistical and administrative support to the programme team to which you are allocated, including helping to set up data collection systems, analysing the data collected, preparing and sharing reports, liaising with project partners, preparing for dialogue or training sessions, translating peacebuilding material and taking notes at internal and external meetings.
You will attend team meetings and programme update meetings where you will hear from the Director of Programmes and other members of the programme teams, giving you the chance to understand what is happening on the programmes and to ask questions about any aspect of peacebuilding.
You will be asked to research sources of funding and may be involved in drafting applications for funding, including generating ideas for new programmes that meet the needs of communities and donors.
You may be required to attend external meetings, seminars and conferences and to contribute to website and social media content. You will be given opportunities and time to attend virtual training on peacebuilding and related topics.
The internships are designed to give you concrete experience in research, programme management and funding within the international development sector.
The role will require you to work virtually with our UK team, with programme teams in one or more of the countries in which Concordis operates and with your fellow interns. If you live in or are visiting London, we will be delighted to welcome you to join some team meetings in person.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Africa Health Organisation (AHO) is in desperate need of Grant Writers. In AHO, Grant Writers are crucial because they bring financial resources to the organization. Most of our money comes from applying for grants and tenders. Our grants come from USAID, UKAID, the European Commission, DANIDA, SIDA, NORAD, grant-making trusts and foundations, the lottery fund, etc. You will be under the supervision of Simbarashe Chifeya, our Grants Director, and AHO Zimbabwe Country Director who is based in Harare, Zimbabwe. Your first day will begin with training on grant writing. The course will be delivered online via Zoom or Teams. Our internships are virtual and can be done from anywhere in the world.
What is an internship?
- An internship is a work experience lasting for a fixed period anywhere between a week and 12 months.
- They are typically undertaken by students and graduates looking to gain relevant skills.
General Duties and Responsibilities of an Intern
The role gives an all-round experience of the business, and students can get involved in the following:
- assist with searching for grants or tenders.
- apply for grants or tenders.
- administration (e.g. emails and scheduling meetings)
- attend grant and tender writing short courses.
- help the team to work on ideas for projects and put forward proposals.
- carrying out research for your chosen project
- Write a grant or tender application.
We are a nurturing environment that encourages students to take ownership of projects. Therefore, the following skills would be beneficial:
- good with writing and answering questions.
- Love of Africa and its culture and people and an understanding of what they are going through.
- a prolific writer who enjoys writing
- you are welcome to apply if you are not a student or graduate
- excellent organization skills
- teamwork or being able to work alone.
- communication skills
- someone who takes initiative and who has an entrepreneurial mindset
- students must have a basic working knowledge of computers
- the ability to speak the following languages would be a bonus Arabic, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Swedish, Danish, Finish, Norge, Farsi, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Hindi because we are also going to apply for funding in these languages.
As RCK Fundraising Volunteer, you will support our work by collaborating with our team in researching new funding opportunities, drafting grant applications and fulfilling RCK’s grant reporting obligations. You will also be instrumental in developing and growing RCK’s individual giving scheme, as well as helping to increase our network of supporters in the UK and internationally. Your role will be vital to the smooth operation and expansion of RCK’s work, and you will be a highly valued and respected team member.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing, welcoming team of highly dedicated volunteers who embrace the right to nutritious food for all people.
This position reports to the Volunteer Fundraising Consultant.
Major tasks include:
· Researching funding opportunities and preparing applications, including narratives and budgets;
· In coordination with programme staff, developing proposals for new projects;
· Keeping track of reporting requirements and drafting interim and final reports to funders;
· Planning small fundraising events for potential individual donors and to help raise awareness of RCK;
· Growing RCK' s individual giving scheme;
· Increasing RCK’s network of supporters in the UK and internationally, including by developing our mailing list; and
· Preparing background information and other materials for donor meetings.
You must have a right to work in the United Kingdom and plan to be based here.
RCK is looking for an experienced fundraising professional who has:
· At least 3 years of experience in fundraising or marketing in the charity sector, with a track record of success.
· Exceptionally strong writing skills, with particular experience in drafting applications and reports for charitable foundations and/or institutional donors.
· Strong time management skills, including a demonstrated ability to balance multiple deadlines.
· Strong communication skills – both written and oral – with a range of actors.
· Experience in drafting project budgets.
· A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.
· You must speak and write English fluently.
**Please note: This job posting is for a volunteer role. We are not seeking consultants.**
RCK strives to be diverse, equitable and inclusive. We treat all staff and interns like team members and encourage everyone to bring their full selves to work. We welcome applications from candidates from groups that have historically been underrepresented in the human rights fields and/or who are from communities that have been directly impacted by the issues we address in our work. We also welcome applications from people who are re-entering the workforce after time away. All applications are considered on an equal-opportunity basis. Should you require reasonable assistance for the completion of your application, please contact us via the email address listed on our website.
We offer flexible working hours.
Please note that we are only able to respond with feedback to shortlisted candidates.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.