Nasc is recruiting a Campaigns and Communications Intern (Volunteer)

Fri, August 18, 2017

Nasc is recruiting!

Nasc Ireland is an independent human rights organisation. Nasc is the Irish word for ‘link’ – we link migrants to their rights and seek to enable migrants to access justice and human rights. We work to ensure a just, inclusive and integrated society.

Reporting to the Campaigns & Communications Manager, the Intern will provide support to Nasc in maintaining and developing its communications and campaigns strategy. The Intern will facilitate the delivery of clear, consistent and timely information and key messages to all stakeholders, ensuring that the work of the organisation is represented in the best possible light. The Intern will also work on maintaining and updating the website. She/he will work on social media and online communications, producing and developing content for use on the web. The Intern will also be involved in the coordination of upcoming campaigns and advocacy work. The Intern will gain practical experience and formal/informal training in all aspects of social and traditional media; advocacy, policy and campaigning; and immigration law and practice.

A strong interest in human rights and social justice is desirable. The internship will require excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and an awareness of and sensitivity to the issues affecting migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and ethnic minority residents in Ireland.

The internship is unpaid, but a small stipend for expenses will be available. The Intern will be asked to commit at least 3 days / week for the next six months. Ongoing supervision, opportunities for training and development, and regular feedback will ensure that the Intern is getting the most out of the internship.

Key skills/interests:

  • Passionate about both new media and traditional communication channels.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills, and an ability to work with multimedia content and tailoring content to appropriate audiences.
  • An ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Social media savvy with an interest in emerging trends.
  • Active interest in equality and human rights and an understanding of issues affecting migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

Experience will be gained in the following areas:

  • Using online communication tools
  • Updating and maintaining websites and the creation of new web material
  • Moderating social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Developing and implementing projects and campaigns
  • Immigration and protection-related advocacy
  • Organising events and functions, including online and face-to-face events, launches, media conferences, fundraising events, and networking functions. This may include attending events outside office hours and occasional travel.

Please send CV and cover letter, outlining your interest for this internship and your relevant skills and experience, to jennifer@nascireland.org by 5 PM on Friday 1st September 2017. The internship will begin as soon as possible.