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Reference: 59939

Date Added: 16 March 2017
Closing Date: 3 April 2017

Job Title: Public Affairs Internship

Working For: Genetic Alliance UK

Location: London

Charity Number: 1114195

Salary: Travel and lunch expenses (part-time, flexible hours)

Job Details

Based at: Level 3, Barclay House, 37 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BH.
Supported by: Public Affairs Manager.
Suggested term: Up to 21 hours a week for up to 12 weeks (this is a guide, days and hours are totally flexible).

Genetic Alliance UK
Genetic Alliance UK is the national charity working to improve the lives of patients and families affected by all types of genetic conditions. We are an alliance of over 190 patient organisations. Our aim is to ensure that high quality services, information and support are provided to all who need them. We actively support research and innovation across the field of genetic medicine.

What this internship offers
Our aim for this internship is to offer an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to learn skills and gain demonstrable experience in public affairs. The intern will also have the opportunity to contribute ideas on how we can improve and enhance our public affairs activities, helping us to develop and deliver them into effective initiatives.

What the internship will involve
The Public Affairs Intern will have the opportunity to work with members of the policy team to support Genetic Alliance UK in the development of our public affairs activities and gather evidence that will feed into our policy work. Genetic Alliance UK informs and influences policy and practice to drive change that will improve the lives of people affected by genetic conditions. An important component of Genetic Alliance UK’s ongoing policy work is supporting the Rare Disease UK campaign: http://www.raredisease.org.uk/.

We are looking for an intern who can support the policy team in maintaining relationships with parliamentarians and to help raise awareness of rare diseases in Parliament - in particular working with the All Party Parliamentary Group on Rare, Genetic and Undiagnosed conditions. The Public Affairs Intern will also have an opportunity to help develop our media work, writing press releases and talking to patients and journalists.

For more information, please see https://www.geneticalliance.org.uk/news-events/news/job-advert-public-affairs-intern/.

W4MP Note:
The role being advertised is a voluntary one. As such, there are no set hours and responsibilities and you should be free to come and go as you wish. If the post demands set hours and/or has a specific job description you may be deemed to be a ‘worker’ and be covered by National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage legislation. See http://www.w4mp.org/jobs-listings-events/jobs/
advertising-jobs-with-w4mp/volunteers/what-is-the-national-minimum-wage/
for more information about National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage.

Closing Date: 3 April 2017

Interview/Start Dates

Interview date: Friday 7 April.
To start early as soon as possible.

Application Details

Please email a cover letter and your CV to: Farhana Ali, Public Affairs Manager – farhana@raredisease.org.uk

Website: http://www.geneticalliance.org.uk/

Additional Notes