Internship opportunities in Children and Youth Charities in UK, around the world

Dear OCRN,

Please see below the details of some exciting internship opportunities in children and youth charities in the UK and around the world, available exclusively to Oxford students through the Internship Programme, which may be of interest to members currently at Oxford.

NOTE: For further details of these (and many other) internships, and to apply, please see CareerConnect (Vacancy ID 13529) before the deadline of March 28th 2016.

1) Paragon Charitable Trust (Muktangan) (Job ID 13573)
Paragon Charitable Trust in Mumbai children with quality English education from teachers from their own community. Their community-based, low-cost educational model trains members from the local community (mainly women) as teachers through an intensive one year programme. The model has been commended by educationists and governments at the local, state and national level and they partner with reputed educational institutions like UNICEF, Harvard University (South Asian Institute) and more than 30 other organizations across the country. Interns could work in helping teachers improve their skills, in researching case studies and educational methodologies, or in developing communications and marketing material which will help in advocating Paragon’s education model.

Feedback from a past Oxford intern at Paragon:
“My time at Muktangan has been incredible: I couldn’t have asked for a better internship. I was able to carry out projects that mattered to me, whilst making a contribution to the organisation, and I was supported each and every step of the way. My time in Mumbai has further strengthened my resolve to realise my ambition of working within the education sector, with a particular focus on international education”.

2) Brave Phone – Zagreb, Croatia (Job ID 18098)
Brave Phone is an NGO which protects abused and neglected children and implements social services for children, their parents and professionals. Beginning with an SOS helpline for abused and neglected children, Brave Phone has expanded into the prevention of child abuse and neglect, offering psychosocial services to families and encouraging volunteering to support young people. Alongside their direct work with children the organisation also conducts scientific studies on child protection and abuse issues. The intern will be involved in research and communication projects, and will also have the opportunity to work with children as a part of preventive programs in the local community.

3) The Sick Children’s Trust – London (Job ID 19530)
The Sick Children’s Trust believes keeping families together significantly improves the recovery of seriously ill children, and provides free ‘Home from Home’ accommodation and emotional and practical support to families of children in hospital. The internship is based in the Communications team, and will support the PR Manager and Officer in running the national charity’s press office, including researching and writing press releases and spotting opportunities for stories, as well as working with families to share their experiences. The role also incorporates broader communications and marketing skills, working with the Marketing Officer and Communications Officer, working on the social media channels and websites, and charity merchandise.

4) Know-How Centre NBU – Sofia, Bulgaria (Job ID 17592)
The Know How Centre NBU is a research and social policy centre which works to create a new culture of partnership and dialogue between all participants in the de-institutionalization process. The Child Protection Hub – an interactive space for connecting child protection professionals in South East Europe- is a unique multi-lingual web-based platform which acts as a strong community for child protection professionals. Users can access resources, view vacancies, attend online and offline learning events and contribute knowledge and resources in 6 languages (Albanian, Bulgarian, English, Hungarian, Romanian, and Serbo-Croatian-Bosnian), as well as connecting with other professionals from around Europe. The intern will support the Child Hub project in producing content for the hub, and take part in our initiatives (webinars, seminars, case discussions and meetings).

5) Generations for Peace – Amman, Jordan + various locations (Job ID 18212)
A leading global peace-building organisation that uses youth leadership, community empowerment, active tolerance and responsible citizenship to empower people to create a better future in their own communities. Generations For Peace is offering research grants to interns to conduct research into their peace-building programmes in different countries, and to evaluate their impact in terms of conflict transformation outcomes. The internships will begin in Jordan and, based on selected interns’ profile and active Generations For Peace programmes, go onto one of the following countries: Ghana, Rwanda, Uganda, Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Georgia. Applicants should be postgraduate students in a relevant discipline; undergraduate students may apply provided they are continuing their postgraduate study at Oxford. Local languages (for the selected preferred countries) are an advantage but not essential.

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