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Climate Witness Internship

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate Change, EMS & Audits
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Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Part Time / Per Day
Level Voluntary & Interns
Deadline 01/11/2013
Company Name Environmental Justice Foundation
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Climate Witness Internship

2. Climate Witness Internship (Postcards from the Frontlines project)

EJF's Home Truths campaign seeks to raise awareness of the grave threat
to the well-being, welfare and basic human rights of the millions of people
worldwide who are being forcibly displaced or severely impacted by deteriorating
environmental conditions linked to climate change. 'Postcards from the Frontlines'
is part of this campaign and aims to inspire over 100,000 climate witnesses
and their supporters from around the world to send postcards from their
phones or desktops. 
 
Using the ByPost phone app or website, individuals will be asked to take
a photograph of themselves, preferably in or in front of their own home
and write a simple message saying what home means to them. These personalised
postcards will then be delivered as real paper postcards free of charge
by our supporting partner Bypost to UN General Secretary Ban Ki Moon calling
on the United Nations to introduce a UN Special Rapporteur on Climate Change
and Human Rights.
 
The project launched in September 2013 with the support of high-profile
celebrities and is working to to catalyse a global response to the project
with supporters (those who have not been affected by climate change) sharing
what home means to them while climate witnesses will be encouraged to share
their experiences on the frontlines of climate change whether or not they
have lost their home to Hurricane Katrina in the US, their land to Cyclone
Nargis in Bangladesh or their livelihoods to desertification in Somalia.

 
Reporting to the Deputy Director your responsibilities will be:
• Managing relationships with existing project partners (sharing new information
and content, ensuring agreed activities are carried out)
• Monitoring social media to measure take up of project. 
• Researching and developing relationships with new organisations who will
share and promote the postcards project.
• Managing web content to keep site up to date with new examples of project,
new project partners etc.
• Recording and filing relevant contacts in the EJF database.
• Developing and producing relevant content for social networking sites.

 
Qualifications and Attributes:
• A degree level education
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Experience communicating across language barriers
• Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet research);

• Very strong organizational skills, with an ability to carry out assigned
duties with attention to detail and under time pressure
• Available for the position for a minimum of 3 days per week for a minimum
of 1 month
• Additional language skills or film editing skills would be a bonus
 
Remuneration: This is an unpaid internship. Travel within London (Zones
1 – 4) and £3.50 for lunch expenses per day will be covered.
 
Location: The successful candidate will be based in EJF’s London office. 

 
How to apply: Applicants should submit a CV and detailed covering letter
explaining why you are the right person for this post to: rebecca.attwood@ejfoundation.org
by 1st November 2013  

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