Internship Opportunity at Canon Collins Educational and Legal Assistance Trust

by | Dec 22, 2014



 6 months, JanuaryJuly 2015

Title: Communications & Fundraising Assistant

Accountable to: Partnerships & Communications Manager

Job purpose: To support the Partnerships and Communications Manager in fundraising/donor relations, events management, and communications.

We are looking for a highly motivated person with excellent writing and organizational skills and a keen interest in education, research and human rights in Africa.

The intern will work primarily with the Partnerships and Communications Manager. S/he will provide general communications support including helping to organize events, raising our public profile through our website/social media, drafting communications and fundraising pieces and coordinating data and correspondence related to fundraising and communications.

This is an exciting time for the Trust as we grow as an organization and develop a range of new communications strategies and initiatives. In the first half of 2015 we expect the focus areas of the communications team to be on organizing our annual conference for scholars and civil society activists in South Africa, publishing a new series of booklets focused on key education and human rights issues in southern Africa, launching our new website, and drafting and submitting corporate fundraising

Specific Responsibilities:

Communications & Publicity

Research and prepare publicity materials such as case studies, interviews, leaflets, posters andweb content

Assist in the co‐ordination of our national network of volunteer Student Representatives who raise funds and publicity at UK universities

Maintain and grow our social media presence


Fundraising and Donor Relations

Research into UK, SA and US funding prospects for human rights and education programmes

and draft proposals (focus on corporate foundations)

Maintain correspondence with individual donors including mailing and filing

Assist with publicity and support to our London Marathon 2015 team

Assist with our growing online fundraising activities



Assist with organizing events in the UK and South Africa focusing on human rights, education

and social justice—particularly logistical arrangements, managing invitation lists and RSVPs

In addition to the tasks outlined above, the Intern will be required to assist with ad hoc administrative

duties as required by the Partnerships & Communications Manager, as well as such other tasks as the

Senior Management Team may reasonably ask.


Person Specification:


Interest in and general knowledge of development and human rights issues in southern Africa

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline

Experience in two or more of the following: fundraising, communications or journalism, event management

Experience with and passion for social media

Strong organisational/administrative skills and attention to detail

Excellent writing, research and proofreading skills



Specialised knowledge of/experience in education and human rights in southern Africa

Interest in/experience of the role of research in development interventions in southern Africa

Experience with data entry and management

Experience writing funding proposals and/or publicity materials

Design skills (InDesign, Photoshop, websites)

Background in student activism/campaigning


Remuneration: £13 000 per annum, pro rata.


To Apply: Please send CV and cover letter to Emily Hayter, Partnerships and Communications

Manager, at by Sunday 4th Jan 2015. Interviews will be held on Thursday

8th and Friday 9th January.


Start date: Thursday 15th Jan 2015.

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