INTERNSHIPS and Student Work placements
Before applying to do an internship or student work placement with us please READ our VALUES and MISSION Statements Here. You’ll be asked to confirm that you agree to these when you complete the application form (below).
The Centre offers internships and placements for students. These are a great opportunity to develop skills, gain experience working within a grassroots community based organisation. and learn about peace and justice theory and practice. Interns are involved in campaigning, networking, research, writing and administration. We identify a principle area of work or task that fits your interests and the needs of our programme. We ask that you review and sign on to our Values to ensure the P&J is a good fit for you. We cannot at present offer funding for interns.
Day to day tasks may include some administrative tasks such as updating subscriber and membership lists or adding Events to our online Calendar. With each intern we identify a principle role or piece of work and support you to carry that out. Here are some of the possible roles:
Conscientious Objectors Memorial Researcher & Project Assistant: This person will conduct research into the stories of conscientious objectors from the UK from First and Second World Wars and or forge links with contemporary movements of conscientious objectors abroad, write about these on the project website and publish on our social media.
ORIGAMI CRANES PROJECT: Volunteers at our workshops have made 140,000 origami peace cranes in memory of Hiroshima and to raise awareness of the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty. Now we’re working to create an exhibition that will exhibit the cranes along with works of contemporary artists. Volunteers are needed to assist with threading the cranes on long strads of thread to prepare for the exhibition. In July and August 2021 volnteers will be needed to help install the exhibition and to help people attending the exhibition to make origami cranes.
BLOGGING and WRITING FOR PEACE & JUSTICE NEWS. Are you a writer with a passion for peace and justice? Join our P&J News team. Topics we publish on fall within the broad areas of Nonviolence, Peacebuilding, Conflict Resolution, Human Rights and Ecological Sustainability.
SOCIAL MEDIA: Developing and implementing a social media strategy to promote the Centre, serve our projects and drive traffic toward membership and fundraising. Producing social media posts, including memes and videos to promote our message and events.
FUNDRAISING RESEARCH ASSISTANT: This role involves conducting research into funders and funding opportunities that match our programme, project and Centre development and operational needs.
POLICY RESEARCHER / WRITER: This position involves carrying out research and developing policy briefings on areas related to our aims and objectives. This can be as part of a small team. We provide or arrange mentoring / support.
ADVOCACY COORDINATORS: This role involves coordination of a team of volunteer to advocate for changes to policies related to our aims and objectives.
OTHER PROJECTS: We are open to developing new projects. We are especially interested in new project ideas in the area of sustainability and reducing carbon emissions, as well as in our mainstay areas of peacebuilding, conflict resolution, nonviolence, anti-militarism, human rights and refugee issues. If you have an idea that you think fits with our ethos get in touch.
If you are interested in becoming an intern or doing a student work placement please complete the online form here AND email a current cv and cover letter expressing why you want to work with us and your particular areas of interest to coordinator[at]peaceandjustice.org.uk