Global Witness- Internship (Communications team)

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We’re supporting the development of the next generation of activists; apply for a paid internship in our Communications team.

About Global Witness
The food we eat, the rings on our fingers and the furniture in our homes, all too often, behind these everyday items there is an environmentally destructive reality.
At Global Witness we investigate and campaign to stop human rights and environmental abuses caused by corruption and the exploitation of natural resources.

About the role
Working with a busy and highly successful Communications team, you will support Global Witness to respond to the changing media and political environment as strategically as possible, spotting stories to react to and helping to draft engaging content to influence targets.
Your work will support the team to achieve ambitious campaign goals to challenge corruption, hold companies and governments to account for their actions, and champion a better world where all can thrive within the planet’s boundaries.
You’ll receive London Living Wage. We’re based in Shoreditch at a fantastic Wework office, the nearest tube is Old Street.

This internship does not guarantee employment with Global Witness after the scheme is completed.

About you
•You’ll be passionate about making complicated issues easy to understand, and using language to change the hearts and minds of the public.
•You’ll have a strong news sense, and a good understanding of what’s going on around the world. You’ll be well versed in social media, and you’ll have drafted copy for Twitter and Facebook - you might even have your own blog.

•You’ll be very well organised, with a keen eye for detail and the ability to prioritise. And you’ll be deeply committed to Global Witness’ aims – and excited about working to make our goals a reality.
•You’ll be allocated a manager who’ll regularly review how you’re getting on and provide opportunities to maximise your learning and experience with us.

Working for us

Global Witness has a talented team of people worldwide. The majority of our employees are based in London but we have offices in Washington DC and Brussels too. Our benefits package is competitive. We offer 25 days holiday per annum (pro-rated for the length of the internship and exc. public holidays) and flexible and agile working arrangements.
We aspire to be a diverse and inclusive place to work, where difference is valued and celebrated. We know that a diverse and inclusive workplace is an asset to any organisation and that different views and experiences improve the way we do our work.
It has been identified that individuals from black and minority ethnic communities are under-represented in our organisation. To address this we particularly welcome applications from those who identify as black and ethnic and who have a strong interest in pursuing a career in human rights, advocacy, or international development to apply.


Applicants must be:
•Available for 12 weeks
•Demonstrate an interest in ending natural resource-related corruption
•Have some experience of social media, personally or professionally.

Please send in your application with a CV to with "Communications Intern" in the subject line by Midnight on 21 July 2019.

Please add the information below in your covering letter or email, along with your contact information.
1. Why you’re applying for the scheme and what you hope to get out of your time with us;
2. Any relevant experience to support your application.

Application Deadline: 21 July 2019

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