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Barbara Down
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10 January, 2019

Do you want to be a storyteller?
(Communications intern with Initiatives of Change UK)


Initiatives of Change UK is recruiting aspiring young writers, content creators keen to develop their skills and become next generation storytellers. IofC aims to support and inspire young people to maximise their potential, creativity and talent. The scheme looks to support 3 interns (possibly two writers and a photojournalist; or a writer, a photojournalist and a videographer) giving each the opportunity to find their voice in the field of advocacy, human rights and social change.  The goal is to support storytellers on how to engage, create and write appealing content and narrative. Deliverables will be around IofC's core focus areas of trust building, ethical leadership and community outreach work in the IofC's UK Communications team.  The plan involves one-on-one mentorship, for anyone between the age of 18-35 who wants to develop skills on how to write or create original stories; to see their stories brought to life through print, digital publication and develops interpersonal skills.   
 
Deliverables:
contribute to IofC's forthcoming issue of Changemakers magazine; 
gain experience working alongside Caux Conference and international Communications Team;
participate Towards an Inclusive Peace conference, - multimedia reporting (audio, photos, video, interviews etc) to source stories and create content for outreach programmes;
write up and create content for IofC's international, Caux and UK websites;
contribute to IofC UK communications collecting stories, developing and creating more content (i.e. writing for our website, for the News Bulletin, for social media, producing videos for our YouTube channel, designing infographics, working on Sustainable Communities, or completing the archives digitalization);
collaborate on a multimedia showcase eg photo exhibition or portfolio - printed and online.
 
Requirements:
Communication interns will volunteer 20 days over a six-month period (February -July 2019) with IofC UK Communications;
attend the Caux Conference 2019 (5 days);
aged between 18 - 35;
attendance of open communications training day – 2;
attendance of mentoring sessions;
committed to the understanding of IofC's core values and principles;
achieve deliverables and outcomes;
bilingual (French) desirable;
available from: February 2019.
 
To apply:
Federica Dadone, Head of Communications with CV and letter of application. Please indicate your interest in writing, photography or videography. 
Email: federica.dadone@iofc.org
 
Closing Date: 21 January 2019.

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