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Company/Organization: Children of the Mekong

Description:

This internship offers a wide variety of projects, perfect for business school or University students keen to gain experience in the professional world.

Children of the Mekong is a London based charity, which aims to improve the standards and accessibility of education in Southeast Asia. We are the UK branch of Enfants du Mekong, a French charity founded in 1958. We run a charity shop in South West London, and our office is located in the basement of the shop. With only one full-time and one part/time permanent staff member, most of the team is comprised of interns and volunteers. With their support, we have been able to fund 26 projects in 7 countries since 2011, with an impact on more than 5,000 Children.

This internship matters: your creative, organisational and communication skills could help shape the future of children in Southeast Asia.

Your responsibilities would be three-fold; managing the charity shop, sorting donations, and taking part in the development of the organisation.

Your role in the charity shop:

- Running the till (including sales, opening and closing)

- Advising customers

- Sorting and displaying donations

- Creating the shop window display

- Cleaning and tidying

You will also have the opportunity to be shop leader. This role includes many responsibilities:

- Managing the team of volunteers and interns,

- Overseeing planning, including lunch breaks,

- Ensuring that your team is satisfied and motivated with their tasks and that they are working efficiently,

- Preparing and leading the weekly team meetings.

The third part of the internship involves office projects. According to your skills and previous experience, you will be assigned projects related to communication, fundraising and administration, such as:

- Fundraising (writing and reviewing proposals and reports, sending grant applications, taking part in event organisation, street fundraising, digital fundraising and research on potential corporate partnerships)

- Recruitment (publishing ads and conducting interviews for the recruitment of the new team of interns and volunteers)
- Administrative tasks (updating the database and accounting for the charity shop)

- Communication (social media, emailing sponsors and donors, newsletters and updating the website)

- Managing the EBay account

- Proposing new projects

With many responsibilities and a lot of independence, the interns will learn to identify the needs of the business and take initiative giving them great experience for the future.

Required profile: Candidates are students in business school, engineering school or university. The suitable candidates will have strong organisation skills, a good work ethic and be able to take initiative.

Length: 4 to 6 months, starting in January 2019

Allowance: £100/ monthly transport allowance for every full month completed

If you wish to apply, please send your CV and cover letter to Oona Niemelš: recruitment@childrenofthemekong.org

Hours:

37.5

Length/Availability:

4 to 6 months

Start Date:

2nd January 2019

End Date:

, , After April 2019



Deadline:
15th November 2018
Tags:
NGO  charity  internship   
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