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Industry:Charity
Contract Type:Internship/traineeship
Salary or training bursary: London Living Wage
Contract
Duration:
1 year
full-time
Company:Possible
Location:London
Eligibility:
Positive Action Scheme
Apply by:15/08/2021 - 17:00
Start date:mid-September 2021
Term:full-time

Communications Intern

Got a way with words and an eye for an arresting image? Like the idea of catching the attention of broad, diverse audiences? Interested in building a career in communications or the charity sector? Do you want to tackle the climate crisis head on? Don't miss this unique role.

Possible was born in the summer of 2009. People came out of the climate change blockbuster, The Age of Stupid, asking ‘but what can I do?’ Possible wanted to be able to offer them a decent answer, and they've been committed to helping people find more and more answers ever since. From their founding challenge to cut carbon by 10% by 2010 to world-leading Solar Schools campaign, or more recent work on solar powered railways, everything Possible does is about inspiring more people to take more action on climate change.

As Possible's new Communications intern, You’ll have a chance to work across all Possible’s campaigns - from community tree planting days to world-leading research on solar powered railways - offering you a chance to engage with a wide range of different people, learning a host of professional communications skills. This opportunity is offered as a full-time role with the potential for working 4 days per week or 9 days over a fortnight. 

Responsibilities

  • Help staff the [email protected] email address, responding to queries from supporters and potential partners that come in
  • Alongside others in the comms team, keep social media accounts running, posting content and responding to supporters enquiries
  • Help keep press and impact logs up to date, with occasional support of web use and supporter engagement (e.g. learning how to use Google and Facebook analytics) when needed
  • Support other members of the communications and fundraising teams in the drafting and publishing of mass mailout emails
  • Support others in the comms team by researching, composing and publishing web materials
  • Occasional support on other comms and campaigns work when needed (e.g. assisting at a tree-planting event)
  • Occasional support on press and PR work (e.g. helping put together a press list, responding to press enquiries)
  • As with everyone in the Possible, contribute to organisational strategy and campaign development

Knowledge, skills, experience

Essential

  • Be interested in energy and climate change - you don’t need a degree in the topic or have spent the last three years living in a tree, you just need to be able to show an interest
  • Want to build a career in communications - you don't have to be permanently plugged into your phone, but you should be energised by the idea of coming up with creative content and experimenting with new comms tools and trends
  • Have some writing experience with a lively, clear and inspiring style. If it's in a campaigning context, that’d be great, but Possible are interested in other experience you might have too

Desirable

  • Have some experience of running social media accounts in a campaigning or marketing context (i.e. this can be voluntary work or a personal project, but it can’t just be a personal twitter account with a few followers)
  • Some basic coding skills - you don’t need to dream in Drupal, but you shouldn’t be scared of the odd HTML tag
  • Knowledge of climate change communications, public engagement with science and engineering, and/or the UK energy system
  • Training can be provided to make up for any lack of experience among these 'desirable' skills/experiences!

To apply

  • Log in to your Creative Access account or register today to apply for this opportunity
  • Upload your CV, cover letter as ONE document (applications without a tailored cover letter will NOT be accepted)
  • Once submitted, you can no longer amend your application, so proof-read carefully
  • Do not contact the company directly
  • Please email any queries about this role to Creative Access at this address: [email protected]cess.org.uk

This opportunity is only open to individuals from a group that is under-represented in the creative industries. This includes, but is not limited to, Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates, people with disabilities and individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.