Internship opportunity: Fundraising Events Assistant

Internship opportunity: Fundraising Events Assistant

IARS is looking for a Fundraising events assistant intern who will support the organisation with fundraising events for the Abused No More project with refugee and asylum-seeking women. The role will also involve exploring alternate fundraising options for the project. IARS is a leading think tank with a mission to give everyone a chance to forge a safer, fairer and more inclusive society. We do this by producing evidence-based solutions to current social problems, sharing best practice, and by supporting young people to shape decision making. Each role is designed to challenge the intern and allow them the chance to gain an insightful introduction to life within an international think-tank. This internship offers rich and high quality experience that will enhance future job prospects. Role: Fundraising events assistant (intern) Number required: 1 Start date: ASAP (after 19th January) Days/ hours to volunteer: 1-2 days a week (flexible) Duration: For 3 months with possibility for renewal Expenses: Up to £12 a day for lunch and travel Benefits: Training in the form of staff seminars, personal development plans, CV review scheme, guaranteed interview scheme when paid opportunities become available. Requirements: Position would suit a graduate/postgraduate who is looking to pursue a role in fundraising or someone seeking commercial experience; Good IT skills, particularly excel and website content management systems; Good written, oral and communication skills; Work well independently; Able to take a proactive approach to undertaking further relevant tasks independently; Capacity to develop a strong overview of IARS’ work; Empathy with the aims and objects of IARS; Interest in migration, gender and refugee issues. Application process: Applicants are requested to send...
Call for Volunteer Contributors for 99% Campaign Blog!

Call for Volunteer Contributors for 99% Campaign Blog!

The 99% Campaign is recruiting a group of 8 young people aged 16-25 to assist in the design and development of the 99% Campaign Blog and its social media platforms. We are looking for young photographers, writers, aspiring film-makers and bloggers to advocate passionately for youth issues. About the 99% Campaign The 99% Campaign is a youth-led initiative that aims to dispel negative stereotypes of young people, and to promote their involvement in decision-making processes and civic life. The campaign is funded by Nominet Trust and is hosted by Independent Academic Research Studies (IARS) an independent think-tank with a charitable mission to give everyone a chance to forge a safer, fairer and more inclusive society. The Campaign has benefited from the successful development of our 99% Campaigns blog. The blog continues to act as a platform for young people to express their views: to debate the most important youth issues; to be a voice for change in our communities; challenge negative perceptions about young people; and promote the positive contributions of young people in society. What skills and experience we are looking for This is a perfect opportunity for young people who are interested in journalism and creative arts and have a keen interest in current issues that affect young people. We are looking for people that have knowledge of social media platforms and they want to use skills in a digital platform to advocate for current issues that affect young people such as unemployment. Some experience in one of the following would be also highly desirable: photojournalism, photography, filmed making, web-designing and blogging. Benefits You will gain invaluable...
Weekly News Highlights: December 8 – December 16

Weekly News Highlights: December 8 – December 16

Criminal and Restorative Justice Highlights Hague-based ICC accepts Palestine’s status – Al-Jazeera English (8/12). International criminal justice could be significantly affected by this decision to admit Palestine to the International Criminal Court. Al-Jazeera’s diplomatic editor explains the importance of the ruling: “In other words, all the ICC signatories now consider Palestine to be a state. The acceptance is symbolic but adds to the international momentum for Palestinian statehood and has legal repercussions. If Palestine now applies to join the Rome Statute, it will be much harder to reject them. The acceptance clearly brings war-crimes trials against Israelis one step closer.” US transfers six Guantanamo prisoners to Uruguay – Democracy Now! (8/12). Nearly half of the remaining 142 detainees held in Guantanamo Bay have been cleared for release over five years ago after a comprehensive review by President Obama. With another six released, it is now important to ask when Shaker Aamer, the last British resident held in Guantanamo – despite being cleared for release by both Presidents Bush and Obama – will be able to return to London. Greece: politics, anger and a hunger strike – Al-Jazeera English (10/12). Nikos Romanos has become a symbol for the massive failings of Greece’s criminal justice system and its politics more broadly. He has been on hunger strike for four weeks, and his health is significantly deteriorating. After witnessing the death of his friend at the hands of police in 2008, Romanos has increased his political activism – but, due to lingering criminal charges, he is now facing the possibility of his education being significantly curtailed. How far will he go, and...

99% Campaign Experience

Author: Coretta Kamdem (Digital Campiagns Intern at IARS and 99% Campaign Editorial Board member) Over the past three months, I have been working for the 99% campaign as a Digital Campaigns Intern and a member of the Youth Editorial Board.  My time at the 99% campaign has been a truly positive experience; I was given the chance to make a positive difference in the lives of young people. I helped produce and deliver a workshop at the No Hate Conference, highlighting the ways young people can use digital tools to combat cyber bullying. I had the opportunity to meet other politically and socially active young people through the 99% Campaign’s Youth Editorial Board.  The Youth Editorial Board has exposed me to the different issues that plague young people and the different solutions that we as young people have for problems important to us. The 99% Campaign is a movement that allows young people to combat the negative stereotypes communicated in the media and empowers young people to promote issues important to their daily life.  Participating in the 99% Campaign opened my eyes to the lack of voice young people have in the world of civic-decision making. However, it also allowed me to become a part of a movement that promotes and nurtures the exchange of ideas. The campaign encourages young people to think and act on their ideas of how to change their community. The 99% Campaign has given myself and other young people an outlet to develop and communicate our ideas to the world. It has been a truly wonderful experience so far and I cannot wait to...

Game

K(NO)W BEFORE YOU BUY is half real life and half digital SOCIAL GAME. Together, we are going to visualize a world with a healthy alcohol consumption and responsible alcohol sales. ”The Home Office has announced it will ban the sale of cheap alcohol in England and Wales and set a “floor price” on a bottle of wine of £2.24. Taking effect from April 2014, the scheme is aimed at tackling the problem of binge drinking in Britain”, says Lydia Smith of the International Business Times in an article titled ”Will Banning Cheap Alcohol Solve UK’s Binge Drinking Problem?”. It appears difficult to find a good solution to reduce binge drinking and make everyone concerned aware of all the issues related to irresponsible alcohol sale and consumption. To address that challenge, IARS and its 99% Campaign have joined ‘It’s the Drink Talking’ – a youth-driven initiative, hosted by Alcohol Concern. We need your help and ideas to crate a MAP for a better and healthier society. Let’s play “what if?”- What would happen if we were always mindful when buying alcohol and drinking it? How would our lives change? What would happen if our cities were attacked by money hungry shop and super market owners  selling cheap booze to young people without checking their ID. And isn’t it true that cheap alcohol deals may result in young people drinking more? What if we were detectives and secret agents on a mission to spy on and report harmful alcohol promotions and  failure to check ID? To play the game you need to contribute stories, create blogs, videos, art, comic-book style story, sound and photojournalism projects and post your work on our Facebook Page – No Before You Buy. The best stories will appear at the top...