Aug 02 2013

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Paid Internship with Medact

Paid Internship with Medact

6 – 12 months 

This is a fantastic opportunity to play an important role in an organisation that really makes a difference.  Medact is a small but influential and dynamic global health charity based in London.  It works on a wide range of public health issues, including: health care for refugees and asylum seekers; torture and human rights abuses; climate change; nuclear war and weapons proliferation; and global health governance.

This paid internship is offered for a period of six to twelve months. It presents an ideal opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed graduate to establish a track record and gain valuable professional experience in the voluntary sector.  You will develop key advocacy and research skills, while also improving your general administrative and organizational skills, and experiencing the exciting world of working for an NGO.

Job Description

There are three elements to the role:

  • Support and develop Medact’s grassroots membership

The power of Medact to make a difference is rooted in the number, expertise and activities of its members.  You will play a key role overseeing and developing this:

 managing Medact’s membership database; supporting and communicating with its members; helping recruit new members; and generally supporting the day-to-day administration of the organization (including some financial and general office management).

This will take up to 2 days a week.

  • Provide general and administrative assistance to the editorial team of Medact’s peer-reviewed journal, Medicine, Conflict and Survival.

You will gain first-hand experience of assisting with the publication and distribution of an academic journal.

This will take up 0.5 days a week.

  • Support research and advocacy activities on one of Medact’s key action issues.

You will gain valuable experience collecting data, conducting literature reviews, and developing policy briefs and campaign materials.

This will take up 1.5 – 2.5 days a week.

A more detailed job description is available from their website.

Pay and conditions

The London living wage £15,561 will be applied on a pro rata basis (4-5 days per week). You will be expected to work from Medact’s office in Old Street for at least 3 days a week

How to apply

Please send a CV + the names of two referees + a covering letter explaining why you would like to apply to Ruth Stern at ruthstern@medact.org

Closing date for application: 5pm, Monday 26th August, 2013

Interview date: September 4, 2013

Starting date: as soon as possible

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