Fundraising and Communications Intern
Place of Work: Work from home and support some events in London
Reports to: Fundraising and Communications Manager
Timeframe: Minimum three months, preferably 6 months
Hours: Two days a week (14 hours) Monday – Friday. The days you work are up to you and can be flexible
Remuneration: Lunch expenses £7 per worked day
Deadline for applications: Sunday the 3rd of December 2023
Interviews: W/C 4th of December
About Children Change Colombia
Children Change Colombia is the UK's largest charity with 32 years’ experience working exclusively in Colombia. We work with children whose rights to a safe, happy childhood, and a fulfilling future, are threatened by poverty, inequality and violence. We work with the children most at risk, to keep them safe and defend their rights in the long term, to tackle neglected issues that few others address and to strengthen children's organisations. Through local partnerships, we are currently addressing the following neglected issues facing children and young people:
· Recruitment into armed groups and reintegration into society
· Sexual and gender-based violence,
· Exclusion from education
We believe that, with a knowledge of their rights and the confidence to assert them, children can transform their own lives, their communities and Colombia itself.
Purpose of the Role
The Children Change Colombia Fundraising and Communications internship will give you a broad range of experience covering many aspects of working for a small charity - the perfect springboard to finding a job in the not-for-profit sector. We are looking for someone who likes design, social media and working with communities.
- Help with creating content for our social media channels (Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter)
- Devise social media strategies to increase audience engagement.
- Contribute to the production of material for our website, including creating blog content.
- Support in the production of communications materials that could include, videos, presentations, blogs, social media posts, newsletters, and internal reports.
- Ad hoc Spanish translations (if you are interested)
- Admin support as and when needed
- Work on donation campaigns, devising new fundraising strategies such as organising virtual fundraising events and campaigns.
- Contribute to our Donor Development strategy by helping us to keep our donor database up to date.
- Engage current and new donors by communicating with our supporters, engaging new standing order donors and current supporters with new fundraising ideas.
- Nurture and develop new relationships with individual and corporate donors.
- Contribute to donor retention by informing and thanking all contributors.
- Assist with the mailing of our bi-annual newsletter
- Take the lead in developing your own fundraising projects to support and promote Children Change Colombia, with support from the Fundraising Team.
- Proof-reading fundraising applications to donors.
This internship is ideally suited to someone with an interest in communications and event management, international development, human rights, humanitarian aid or related fields, who is looking to complement their studies with practical experience in the charity sector, or someone working part-time looking to gain more experience in the not-for-profit sector.
Education: Enrolled in the final year of a bachelor’s degree programme, or have completed such programme in the year preceding the application, in Communications, Media or Design.
Experience: Not required.
Languages: Excellent command of English. Spanish is highly desirable.
- Enthusiasm and a commitment to our work
- Desire to gain experience in a small charity
- Experience using social media including Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
- Knowledge of MS Excel and Word, and the ability to learn to use database (CRM) and website editing software (CMS)
- Proactive and able to use own initiative
- Good attention to detail
- Good organisational skills
- Good communication skills, oral and written
- Ability to work with a team and independently
- Fluent English - spoken and written
- An interest in international development, human rights and/or humanitarian aid.
- Previous administrative experience
- Experience organising events
- Knowledge of Spanish language
- Knowledge of Colombia
- Knowledge and/or experience with social media analytics
- Lives in London or surrounding areas
Please note that successful candidates will be expected to accept and commit to Children Change Colombia’s Child Protection Policy.
We will acknowledge all applications, but to minimise administrative costs we cannot guarantee detailed feedback if you are not preselected for interview. Children Change Colombia is committed to equality of opportunity and to non- discrimination for all applicants and employees, and we seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce regardless of gender, race, religious beliefs, nationality, ethnic/national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.