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Community Engagement Internship in London

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Are you free this summer to help us shape Canada Water's future? Our summer internship offers an opportunity for a young person to gain professional work experience within Shoreditch-based Soundings in-house creative engagement team and ecology charity Global Generation.

Job Description

*deadline extended to Monday 19 June*

Are you free this summer to help us shape Canada Water's future?

Our summer internship offers an opportunity for a young person to gain professional work experience within Shoreditch-based Soundings in-house creative engagement team and ecology charity Global Generation.

The focus of the internship is to engage young people in the SE16 area to help shape the Canada Water Masterplan. The Masterplan will create a new sustainable urban centre for the area where people have more opportunity to live, work and enjoy – somewhere the community can be active and proud of. Young people are the future of the area and we want to make sure they are involved now, while plans are being developed, and in the long-term. More information about the project on Canada Water Masterplan website.

What are the internship details?

  • Position : Youth engagement summer intern;
  • Period : 6 weeks, late June to mid August 2017 – 3 days/week (occasionally weekend/evening work for engagement events);
  • Salary : £78/day (8 h/day) - London Living Wage;
  • Locations : Soundings, 148 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3AT (2 days/week) and, Global Generation, The Printworks, SE16 7PJ (1 day/week).

What we offer:

The team is multi-disciplinary and collaborative, which means that the successful applicant will have a chance to learn about community engagement but also planning, urban design, architecture, graphic design, gardening and making.

You will help the Soundings team to co-develop an engagement toolkit to gather young peoples' views and ideas at a number of summer-events, as well as making links with other local organisations.

You will also help the team designing and running the activities, as well as analysing feedback and reporting to the Masterplan team including the architects and the developer British Land.

Finally you will work with Global Generation as well, supporting community activities and events that aim to creatively involve young people in the co-creation of public spaces. This includes the 'Paper Garden' at the SE16 Printworks.

We ask:

  • Minimum degree: Secondary school
  • You are 18-24;
  • You live in the SE16 area;
  • You are keen to listen, learn and collaborate;
  • You enjoy meeting new people;
  • You have a great interest in improving people's environment and lives.

How to apply?

  • Send us : your CV and cover letter/email, stating 'Youth engagement summer internship application' in the subject line;
  • Deadline : Monday 19 June 2017 - end of the day;
  • Interview : the same week, for a start asap – ideally by the 23rd of June 2017.

  • Further Information

    Education Level
    College, Secondary School, University
    Location
    London
    Type of Contract
    Internships, Graduate Internship, Placements
    Type of Job
    Technical, Human Resources, Counselling and Social Services
    Full UK/EU driving license preferred
    No
    Car Preferred
    No
    Must be eligible to work in the EU
    Yes
    Cover Letter Required
    Yes
    Languages
    English

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