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Vacancy: Paid Internship

ICBUW is seeking an energetic and committed intern to help support two strands of our research and advocacy work for six months.
30 April 2012 - ICBUW

Position: Paid Internship
Organisation: International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons
Salary: £850 per month
Location: Manchester
Hours: Full time – 35 hours
Position type: Paid
Contract: 6 months
Closing date: 21st May

The International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons (ICBUW) is a global civil society network working for a ban on the use of uranium in conventional weapons. ICBUW is now also taking a leading role in the development of a new conceptual framework analysing the release, health impact and management of toxic materials during and after conflict, see:

About the post
ICBUW is seeking an energetic and committed intern to help support two strands of our work for six months. The first is to provide assistance to the ICBUW coordinator in the build up to the vote on a new United Nations resolution on depleted uranium munitions this autumn; during which time you will be required to provide administrative, research and communications support for the developing campaign.

The second strand will be to provide research and administrative support for the Toxic Remnants of War researcher as we seek to document the environmental impact of conflict. The full-time post will be based in Manchester, UK.

About you
We welcome applicants with a relevant graduate or post-graduate degree and a proven track record in campaigning on arms control, human rights or environmental issues. You will have a strong interest in changing the world for the better through rigorous, evidence-based campaigning.

You will be capable of working independently, managing your own workload and be comfortable working in a small team, with responsibility for providing mutual support and contributing ideas. You will have a confident telephone manner and strong interpersonal skills. You will be methodical and analytical in your approach, have experience of writing and producing written reports to deadlines and have excellent research skills.

You will definitely need:

  • an excellent standard of written and spoken English,
  • to be educated to graduate or post-graduate level in a relevant field, such as biology, toxicology, chemistry, environmental science,
  • previous experience in arms control, human rights or environmental campaigning,
  • experience of producing and researching written reports,
  • a proven ability to work independently,
  • to be well organised and highly flexible,
  • to be comfortable using social media,
  • to be eligible to work in the UK.

You will be at an advantage if:

  • you have other languages, such as Spanish, French or Portuguese,
  • you are comfortable using Adobe Photoshop and Indesign,
  • proficiency with Microsoft packages,
  • you have experience of maintaining the content of websites.

Applications: CV with two referees not exceeding two sides of A4, accompanied by a supporting statement outlining your suitability not exceeding one side of A4. Interviews to take place in Manchester the week of the 28th May. Position to start on Monday June 4th. Applications to be submitted via email to:

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ICBUW is an equal opportunities employer.