Volunteering and Internship
Public Affairs intern (six months)
The Traveller Movement (TM) is a leading national charity promoting inclusion and community engagement with Gypsies, Roma and Travellers. The Traveller Movement seeks to empower and support Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities to advocate for the full implementation of their human rights.
The charity a strong track record of producing robust and thought-provoking reports and research that have informed and shaped policy relating to Gypsies, Travellers and Roma. TM also campaigns on a wide range of issues such as discrimination, criminal justice, education and health and has brought a number of prominent legal challenges that have shaped policy and practice in these areas.
TM is looking for an intern, who wants to gain first-hand experience in political lobbying, public policy and communications, to join its busy public affairs team for six months.
Tasks will include:
- Political and social research on a wide range of issues
- Drafting briefings for MPs and Peers
- Drafting and proposing Parliamentary Questions
- Tracking relevant political events in Parliament and Government
- Attending meetings with MPs and Peers
- Helping to organise Parliamentary events
- Providing administrative support to the team
- Drafting press releases and helping to respond to media requests
- Social media support
What skills do we want from you?
- A good understanding of the political process and how Parliament operates
- Excellent written and communications skills
- Ability to work to tight deadlines
- Ability to work independently and in a team
- Experience and understanding in digital and social media and how a charity could effectively use them to communicate key messages
- Some experience of research
- Some experience organising events (desirable, not essential)
- A passion for human rights and promoting equality
Start date. Although there is some flexibility in the starting date, the ideal candidate will be able to start in January 2018.
Pay: £9 per hour
Days: Three days a week (pro-rata)
Duration: Six months
Deadline: 22 December 2017
How to apply: To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to: email@example.com.
Pro bono Panel
TM is establishing an Equality and Social Justice Unit to advance GTR rights. It wishes to set up a pro bono panel of practitioners interested in undertaking legal work in relation to discrimination and human rights abuses, particularly in the field of education and the provision of services. Pro bono is legal work undertaken by practitioners voluntarily and without payment or at a reduced fee. TM envisages a number of ways practitioners can contribute their expertise on a pro bono basis to assist disadvantaged and vulnerable GTR communities. Pro bono opportunities include:
· providing representation in litigation before courts and tribunals;
· providing advice and information to TM staff and/or members of the GTR community;
· conducting preliminary research;
· providing initial legal opinions for TM;
· delivering legal training to GTR community representatives.
TM can offer training and expertise in GTR culture and experiences to its panel members. If you would like further information or wish to register your interest in joining the panel, please telephone Radmila Vujnovic on 020 7607 2002 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit www.travellermovement.org.uk for information on TM and its work.
Why Volunteer? Volunteering is the practice of people working on behalf of others or a particular cause without payment for their time and services. Volunteering is often seen as a selfless act, but people sometimes also volunteer for their own skill development, to meet others and make contacts for possible employment.
Who are we looking for? We need people who can give their time and be committed to the organization. We’re looking for people who can make a valuable contribution to the organization, and who we can offer something to in return. We believe its important for our volunteers to feel that its a mutually beneficial arrangement. This may be through the development of new skills, a step back into work, a confidence boost, or training.
What can you expect to do? Volunteering opportunities change from time to time depending on the needs within the organization and the current, or forthcoming projects. In the past volunteers have gone onto paid jobs with us, and we have linked volunteers in with policy work and other trained volunteers.
The Traveller Movement Community Internship programme is an opportunity for on-the-job training for community members. Placements range from 3-12 months.
Successful applicants to our programmers are given a wide range of experiences during their time with us. Interns are given genuine responsibility and real projects to work on, some of these include working closely with the policy team undertaking back ground research, data analysis and/or organising events. Interns can also work closely with the capacity building and partnerships team on a wide range of health, education or youth projects.
TM recognise that the decision to do an internship with us is an investment in ones future career and we want to ensure that the opportunities presented are as rewarding and fulfilling as possible. For more information
Student Internships (open to all communities)
The Traveller Movement can facilitate placements for students from all communities, looking for work experience.
We are now recruiting interns to start with us in September. To inquire about The Internship Programmes please contact us
For further information read Internship Factsheet
Internship application form can be downloaded here.