Job Title:                  Communications and Events Intern

Reports to:              Communications & Events Manager

Salary:                      Unpaid, the chosen candidate will receive a weekly allowance to cover  travel and lunch expenses

Hours:                       2 days a week minimum

Duration:                  3 months

FORWARD is seeking an enthusiastic and committed intern to work with FORWARD’s Events and Communications Team.

FORWARD (Foundation for Women’s Health, Research and Development) is an African Diaspora organisation dedicated to advancing and safeguarding the sexual and reproductive health and rights of African women and girls. We work in the UK, Europe and Africa to help change practices and policies that affect access, dignity and wellbeing. We tackle female genital mutilation (FGM), child marriage and related health/rights issues affecting African girls and women.

The successful candidate will be joining FORWARD at an exciting time and the position is a fantastic opportunity for a candidate seeking more experience in communications and events in an NGO setting. The placement will be for a 3 month period, at our London office.

Applicants must be well organised and enthusiastic “self-starters,” they must have a keen awareness of the key areas of FORWARD’s work and a demonstrable interest and knowledge in international development and human rights, specifically the rights of women and girls. Excellent communication and social media skills, being able to demonstrate great writing skills and having an eye for detail are also imperatives for this role.

Please download the full job description and skills criteria here.

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter addressing each of the skills criteria, for the attention of Naomi Reid to [email protected]  by Tuesday 30th October 2018. Please clearly state “Communication & Events Internship Application” in the subject line.