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Reference: 60463

Date Added: 21 April 2017
Closing Date: 30 April 2017

Job Title: Policy & Research Intern

Working For: Protection Approaches

Location: London

Salary: London living wage - £9.75 per hour (2 days a week)

Job Details

Duration: 6 weeks.
Hours: Part-time, two days a week, with the expectation you will be able to work some evenings and weekends. There is some flexibility but normal working hours will be 10-6.

We are looking for a bright, enthusiastic and hard-working intern to join our team during the build up to the general election. The chosen candidate will be primarily responsible for providing support on a high level policy-oriented project. This will include carrying out research, drafting reports and other communications, and monitoring political developments and the media. You may have to respond quickly as events unfold but the majority of work will relate to one core publication.

You will spend one day a week working with the Director of Research & Policy and one day working from home.

You will have the opportunity to develop your research and publication portfolio and to contribute to urgent conversations around atrocity prevention and civilian protection.

See http://www.protectionapproaches.org/policy-and-research-intern.html.

About us
Protection Approaches defends the rights of all peoples around the world who are violently targeted because of their identity. We work with decision makers and decision shapers in order to strengthen prediction, prevention, and protection approaches to identity-based violence, particularly mass atrocity crimes worldwide.

About you
You must:
Have excellent research skills and be able to quickly and efficiently synthesise information
Have excellent communication skills, on paper, in person and on the phone
Have a strong understanding of the UK parliamentary system and current political landscape; knowledge of UK foreign and international development policies is desirable
Have a good understanding of concepts such as the Responsibility to Protect, mass atrocity prevention, and civilian protection
Share the values of Protection Approaches
Have an excellent academic record
Be organised and able to multi-task
Be able to use MS Word to a high degree of proficiency
Be able and willing to work hard, including some evenings or early mornings
Be able to take direction well and meet deadlines at all times
Be professional at all times
Be legally entitled to work in the UK

Closing Date: 30 April 2017

Interview/Start Dates

Application deadline: midnight.

Interviews will be held Wednesday 3rd May.
Start date: Monday 8th May.

Application Details

In one attachment with your full name as the file name please send to kate.ferguson@protectionapproaches.org
- your CV
- 1 page covering letter to include why you believe you are right for the role/any previous experience you have in conducting research
- short piece of writing (500 words max) explaining why mass atrocity prevention should be a priority for the next UK government

Unfortunately we are unable to accept applications from individuals who have come in for interview previously. Due to the volume of applications we will only be able to respond to successful applicants.

Website: http://www.protectionapproaches.org

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