INQUEST is seeking a Communications and Information Intern
17 September 2013
Are you passionate about truth and justice? Would you like to volunteer for a high profile advice and campaigning charity?
INQUEST has an exciting opening for a Communications and Information Intern to work three days a week on a voluntary basis for 4-6 months to support our media, communications, information and campaigns work.
You will gain experience of:
- Press and media for a high profile issue
- Policy and politics of deaths in state custody
- Political and charity campaigning
- Database and statistical management
- Web and online communication
- Publication production
We cover the cost of lunch and travel expenses. You will be supported and managed by the Communications and Information Manager and work as part of a small team of nine full and part time staff.
To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV and a covering letter of no more than two sides of A4 outlining why you would like to come and work for INQUEST and what skills and experience you could bring to the role.
The closing date for applications is midnight, Sunday 6 October. We expect to interview potential candidates in the week beginning 14 October, with a view to the internship commencing the following week (21 October).
A full task description is available to download here:
‘I was already working with INQUEST, which is the organisation who monitor deaths in custody, and at one AGM I told the audience that what happened to these people [killed in police custody like Chistopher Alder, Roger Sylvester and many others] could happen to any of us. And then a couple of years later, I was standing in front of them again but now it had happened to my cousin. So my family and me were now “users” of Inquest. It shows you that none of us are immune – here am I, Benjamin Zephaniah, patron of INQUEST and client of INQUEST at the same time.’
– Benjamin Zephaniah