The Royal Commonwealth Society, founded in 1868, is a network of individuals and organisations committed to improving the lives and prospects of Commonwealth citizens across the world. Working through a range of educational, civil society, business and governmental networks, the RCS addresses issues that matter to Commonwealth citizens.
We are seeking a Youth and Education Programmes Intern who will provide essential support to the Youth and Education (Y&E) team. This role will involve assisting with a range of RCS Youth and Education programmes, such as The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition, the Commonwealth Service and other youth-focused events in the run up to the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, to be held in London in April. The Volunteer will also help with the communications of the Y&E team.
The successful candidate will be supervised by the Director of Youth Affairs and Education Programmes and line-managed by a Programmes Officer. The RCS is a small team, however, and the intern will have a chance to engage with all members of staff.
Duties and Responsibilities
Whilst an interest in youth and education as well as international issues is highly desirable, no specific qualifications or experience are necessary for this role.
The ideal volunteer intern would, however, possess the following skills and qualities:
Duration and hours for this role are flexible. This is an unpaid opportunity but the successful candidate will receive up to £20 per day expenses.