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Communications Intern (London, UK)

Frontline aid agency Peace Direct is looking for an intern to work on all aspects of its busy communications programme – media, website, fundraising and promotions. This is a hands-on, creative role, offering excellent experience for anyone wishing to explore a career in communications.

You will be researching stories from war zones and pitching them to journalists, writing them up for blogs and web pages, and reaching out through social media. You’ll also be helping with our publications, events and fundraising appeals.

We are looking for someone with journalistic writing and research skills, an understanding of how news media and social media work, good organisational abilities and an interest in aid issues. Good writing and proofing skills will be absolutely essential, as will some experience or training in communications work. Above all you need to be keen to communicate our ideas and achievements to a range of audiences.

In return you will get an excellent grounding in the practices and principles of charity communications. You will be working in a small, friendly organisation where you will have contact with all areas of our work and plenty of scope for contributing your own ideas.

Peace Direct is an innovative British NGO supporting conflict resolution in war zones around the world. We fund local people who are building peace in their own war-torn communities, inspiring individuals with extraordinary stories – and you will help us to tell them to the world.

The post is offered for 3 days a week in our London office, for 6 months, from 4 May. We will cover reasonable travel and lunch expenses.

Please email a CV and covering letter by 8 May to Jonathan Lorie, Head of Communications, on jonathan@peacedirect.org. Interviews will be held on 14 May. Previous applicants need not apply.

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