Right to Remain – Communications and Administration Mini-internship

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June 2024

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Do you want to join the Right to Remain team? In August, we will once again open our Communications and Administration mini-Internship programme, for four months until November 2024. We are looking for someone with good understanding of, and experience using social media, and who wants to learn about how a small migration justice organisation works on the ground. You can learn more about us here.

Please see below for the job description, person specification, and application process. If you think you would be a good fit, apply now!

Post – Communications and Administration Intern
Report to – Engagement and Operations Officer


Main tasks:  
– Regular external communications work to 1) share our material and promote events on social media and 2) share news and comments that we want to highlight
– Regular internal communications assistance such as proof-reading, note-taking etc
– Occasional logistical support for events 
– Occasional updating of the Directory
– Occasional merchandise / flyer administration (packing and sending out merchandise and flyers)  

Key information about the internship:
– Duration: August to November 2024, for four months
– Rate: £13.15 per hour. You will be working as a freelance worker and will be asked to invoice Right to Remain on a monthly basis.
– Hours of work: 9 – 12 hours a week, mutually agreed at the start of the internship  
– Working hours: You need to be available Tuesday morning when we have our staff team meeting. – — The working hours can be split between 2 days or 3 days.
– Location: London.  
– Right to work: You need to have a right to work in the UK.  

Application process:
If you are interested, please send a personal statement (up to 1,000 words) demonstrating how you meet the person specifications, your CV and up to 3 sample social media posts that you created (please send us screenshots) to esther@righttoremain.org.uk before the end of Monday 21 July 2024.

We will contact shortlisted candidates for interviews before 25 July 2024. We are not able to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications. 

Job Description

Communications

  • Preparing and disseminating regular communications and publicity material via Right to Remain and These Walls Must Fall social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and other relevant platforms in consultation with Engagement and Operations Officer 
  • Providing regular internal communications assistance, such as proofreading, note taking, editing, as requested
  • Producing occasional short blog pieces for Right to Remain’s and These Walls Must Fall’s webpages and other outlets, in consultation with Engagement Officer
  • Prepare Weekly Legal Update Newsletters and bi-weekly general Newsletters 

Administration 

  • Providing logistical support for our events as requested
  • Updating our Directory as requested
  • Responding to merchandise / flyer requests (packing and sending them out) 

General

  • Keeping abreast of the latest policy and news development relating to migration and asylum
  • Attending internal and external meetings and events as requested
  • Providing occasional PA support to staff members

Person specifications 

Essential

  • Available to work on Tuesdays to attend our bi-weekly team meetings and come to our Bethnal Green office in London at least once a week
  • Broad understanding of asylum/migration and social justice issues in the UK
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Experience of using social media (X, Insta, Facebook etc) purposefully in a relevant context 
  • Excellent organisation and administration skills
  • Experience of working in a small office
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other people and groups
  • Ability to work to a tight deadline and according to a workplan
  • Ability to work in a small team in a varied role and willingness to share responsibility for the work of the organisation
  • Ability to work independently and use initiative
  • Commitment to the organisation’s anti-racist values, equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion
  • Access to laptop and reliable internet connection at home

Desirable

  • Experience of using WordPress; 
  • Experience of using Canva
  • Ability to design publicity material
  • Experience of organising events in the community
  • Personal or family experience of the UK’s asylum and immigration system is especially welcome 

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