A voluntary humanitarian and development agency, WomenAid/Women of the World (WomenAid International) was founded by Pida Ripley in 1987 to
WomenAid International has a credible history of providing relief and assistance to women and children suffering the consequences of war and political instability, and has delivered over 30,000 tonnes of food, medicines, medical supplies and equipment, hygienic supplies and shelter, valued at £12+ million, to more than 1.5 million vulnerable people in the Balkans, the Caucasus and Central Asia.
- provide support to women in crisis caused by war, poverty, repression and abuse;
- raise awareness of issues adversely affecting women and children
- act as a catalyst for international and national legislative and public policy change.
Development assistance globally ranged from building and repairing schools, supporting rescue centres for street children, repairing hospitals and providing medical equipment/supplies, microcredit support, environmental protection and water /sanitation projects. It seeks to empower women through providing access to education, training, and provision of credit.
An important activity has been WomenAid's human rights global and inter-regional campaigns promoting greater awareness of violations of women's human rights combined with demand for international and national legislative action and appropriate provision of assistance. Past campaigns include 'Tell the World' orchestrated on behalf of the rape camp survivors during the F. Yugoslavia war, 'Living Shadows' Solidarity campaign with Afghan women suffering atrocities inflicted by the Taliban, 'Shattered Lives' and 'Stop Trafficking' multimedia campaigns pioneered anti-trafficking awareness by creating global and national networks and organising training programmes, seminars and major conferences.
INTERNING IN LONDON
The WomenAid office in London welcomes the services of interns to assist with public information activities, issue research and documentation. Most applicants are enrolled in or have completed a first level university degree. Evidence of knowledge on global issues, in the field of aid and development, human rights , environment, health, gender equality
the work of the United Nations is of prime importance. There are a wide range of combinations for your WomenAid International internship and, to maximise the benefit you derive from interning, all internships are individually tailored to support your future career path. WomenAid has provided meaningful and motivating opportunities for interns since 1987.
will be adept at managing change, working flexibly and building relationships.
- enrolled in or have graduated with a university degree.
- computer literate in standard office software applications (MS Office Suite)
- Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals
- effective communication skills -able to tailor language, tone, style and format to match the audience
- able to demonstrate a keen interest in the work of the United Nations.
- ability to successfully interact with individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds and beliefs; willingness to try and
- understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's academic background, skill-set, the nature of specific projects and
duration of the internship. Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Carry out research, analysis and drafting of documents, and present data and information to support the implementation of projects and activities, preparation of briefs, information material and presentations;
- Assist in the compilation, design, and dissemination of info-graphics, factsheets, and awareness materials including for posting on the WomenAid websites, social media accounts, display at national/regional events;
Provide support to the implementation of programme and project activities including representation WomenAid at national events, exhibitions; meetings etc.;
- Assist in preparing for the 2019 Women of the World Global Awards and the Women's Leadership Summit and other planned events.
- Prepare Outreach and Promotional material for United Nations major commemorative days -such as International Women's Day, World Oceans Day, World Environment Day.
- Carry out research and assist with the drafting of programme/project development.
FORMAT & CONDITIONS FOR SERVICE
A WomenAid internship consists of a minimum of a one month period. Preference may be given to applicants who wish to work for longer and/or are undertaking an Internship as a requirement of their course.. Generally interns are required to be available at least 3 days per week.
Please note this role is unpaid and WomenAid covers local London travel expenses and provides a luncheon allowance.
Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae and covering letter telling us about yourself, your relevant knowledge, skills and experience - and why you wish to support WomenAid. Selected candidates will be invited for interview and may be asked to provide examples of their written work and references.
Work Experience: Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.
Telephone applications will not be accepted. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE WOMENAID HUMAN RIGHTS INTERNSHIP - IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
A six month Human Rights Internship is offered to a law graduate. Responsibilities include: gathering research materials, identifying goals, partners, projects, preparing individual profiles illustrating human rights violations.
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