Internship opportunity at Refuge

// 25 October 2009

Do you want to intern at Refuge? Well, there’s an opening – applications close tomorrow at 5pm though!

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Refuge has come a long way since we opened the world’s first refuge in West London in 1971. What started off as a single house has grown into the country’s largest single provider of emergency accommodation and support to women and children escaping domestic violence.

On any one day we support over 1,000 women and children through our refuges and community outreach schemes. We operate services for children; counselling for abused women; a team of independent legal advocates and specialist services for women from minority ethnic communities. Refuge also runs the 24 hour national domestic violence helpline in partnership with Women’s Aid. Our political lobbying has been instrumental to the shift in the legal understanding of domestic violence and we also challenge social attitudes through award-winning public education campaigns.

Internship opportunities

Refuge is looking for capable and enthusiastic interns to provide a range of support in fundraising. Taking on an internship role at Refuge will not only provide personal development but also the opportunity to gain a wide range of work experience in a successful charity environment.

* Location: Refuge Head Office in central London

* Start date: ASAP

* Duration: 3 – 6 months

* Ideally, interns will work 3 days per week, although it may be possible to work 2

* Travel expenses provided

* Suitable for graduates or postgraduates

* Excellent IT and communications skills essential

* Candidates must have empathy with the aims and objectives of Refuge

To apply, please send a CV with covering letter (of no more than 2 A4 pages). Please outline any relevant experience including your reasons for applying for this post to: sonia_johal@refuge.org.uk

Please quote reference FW

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Monday 26 October 2009

For further information about Refuge, please see our website: www.refuge.org.uk

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