SE16, London
Unpaid with some expenses covered
Job description

This is an exciting opportunity for a young person to join an international research and social policy think-tank! As an IARS Communications and Events Intern you will be working on two large events coming up for IARS. The first is the 2019 IARS Youth Awards, which will be held in May 2019, and the second event is the IARS Annual Conference, which will be held in July 2019. Both events require significant help in organising and planning.

What does the role involve?

·         Event planning and management,

·         Perform research on event sponsors and stakeholders,

·         Written and oral communication with sponsors and stakeholders,

·         Liaise with event partners, 

·         Managing social media posts and events,

·         Conducting stakeholder mapping,

·         Writing for the website, blogs and other newsletters.

Which events will I be working with?

We want to provide you with an individualised and tailored internship experience, which is build around your goals and aims in pursuing your future career. At the beginning of your internship you will get to design a work plan for yourself, which outlines the skills you want to develop and your expectations. The events you will be working on include:

The 2019 Youth Awards— since 2012, IARS has been running its own annual awards aiming to celebrate and reward cutting edge research and youth leadership from around the world. The Awards began as a response to the 2011 riots. The aim of the awards is to recognise and reward outstanding young people that contribute to our mission of a fairer society in which everyone is given a chance to actively participate in social problem solving. The theme for this year's awards is young people who make a difference to their communities; through projects, movements or business.

The 2019 IARS Annual Conference— as a leading international think-tank, IARS holds its international annual conferences to launch cutting edge research and bring to the table key stakeholders for the formation of social policy, legislation and best practice. They are held in London and have a focus on delivering IARS' charitable mission of promoting community-led, evidence-based solutions to social justice matters. IARS latest books and journals are also launched at these annual events. This year’s theme is "European youth leading the way for employment & education.”

What support will I be given?

Interns will be given a full induction and will be supported through weekly one-to-one meetings. The candidate will work under the supervision of the User Engagement Leader and will benefit from a range of training initiatives. 

What benefits can I expect to gain from the experience?

You will be provided with a thorough understanding of how to communicate and liaise effectively, while developing journalistic and event organisational skills. Furthermore, the position will offer a rich and high quality experience that will enhance future job prospects within the area of communications and event management.

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Posted on: 25 April 2019
Closed date: 24 July 2019
Job ref: Comms & Event Internship
Tags: Campaigning, Communications, PR