Interested in joining the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA) at an exciting time in our development? Have had personal experience of hospice and palliative care? Excited with the challenge of promoting palliative care, particularly in 80% of the world that currently has no access? Or wanting to gain experience in international development?
If you are, then one of the internships is for you. We are looking for passionate, motivated and driven individuals to join our team. We are recruiting for the following internship positions:
• 2x Programmes and Fundraising Interns
• 1x Research Intern
• 1x International News Intern.
Duration of internship - 3 months. Weekly time commitment is negotiable.
Place of work - Interns are expected to work remotely with weekly internet based meetings and occasional meetings in London. International News intern will not meet in London but will conduct all meeting by Skype. Depending on the need, interns might be required to travel to the field. Should this be necessary, WHPCA will be responsible for travel arrangements.
What WHPCA can offer? - Post holders will be at the forefront of the mission to promote hospice and palliative care work in pilot WHPCA countries and globally. The activity entails working with global, regional and national partners, through which interns will gain perspectives and experience of how these entities operate. They will gain knowledge of hospice and palliative care work, as well as experience in international development, policy, campaigns, programming and fundraising.
Within WHPCA, they will be exposed to high-profile conferences, participate in meetings, and contribute to analytical work as well as organisational policy and on-the-ground projects. They will also play key roles in defining, creating and promoting a strong WHPCA brand. Upon the successful completion of the internship, WHPCA will provide a certificate of internship and will also provide references.
The news intern will have the opportunity to report on important issues in hospice and palliative care worldwide. They will play an important role in supporting the work of hospice and palliative care professionals on the ground, by keeping them up to date with the latest relevant news. As well as gaining real-world experience, the news intern will have their work published regularly on the globally-accessed news website and app, ehospice.
Supervision, Tasks and Responsibilities - The interns will work under the direct guidance and supervision of the International Programmes and Fundraising Manager, or the International News Editor who will also provide mentoring if necessary. Interns will support the activities of the programme and fundraising unit, or ehospice. The specific tasks per interns are as follows.
Programmes and Fundraising Interns - assist the development of projects and submissions of bids.The work entails engagement with field partners and running campaigns.
Research Intern - assist in gathering and analysing information on donors, partner agencies and other stakeholders. A key output is The State of the Art of Global Hospice and Palliative Care Funding due by the July 2016.
International News Intern - assist in daily news search, drafting and publication of a daily world news roundup. Research feature stories and pitch ideas to the Editor. Produce well-researched, factually accurate articles to be published on the ehospice website and app. Work with the ehospice content management system to upload and publish articles. Ensure that all work produced adheres to the highest standards of ethics, legality, grammar and style.
Output expectations - Tasks delivered in a professional and efficient way, focusing on end-results and delivering high quality products.
Performance indicators - Timely and adequate development of tasks contributing to the achievement of Programme and Fundraising Unit 2016 objectives.
Payment - These are unpaid posts.
Travel - Transport cost is provided for WHPCA-related activities.
Confidentiality - Interns are expected to be discreet and demonstrate a commitment to and understanding of the importance of confidentiality.
Social Media Postings - Interns are expected to act as brand ambassadors for WHPCA, and are expected to present themselves in social media in a manner that upholds and is not detrimental to the image and reputation of the organisation.
Eligibility, Criteria and Qualifications
• Motivated and inspired to take concrete actions in the promotion of hospice and palliative care globally
• Personal or professional experience of hospice and palliative care desirable
• Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results
• Ability to multi-task and apply practical problem-solving skills as needed
• Exhibit persistence when faced with challenges and remains calm in handling complex situations,
• Excellent writing and communication skills
• Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
• Fluency in English essential and working knowledge of other languages desirable
• Knowledge of international development desirable
• Knowledge of media law and ethics (International News Intern)
• Knowledge of copyright and its application (International News Intern)
• Experience in conducting interviews (International News Intern).
• A University Degree in one of the following fields: international development, marketing, social media, law, international relations, communication, journalism, political sciences, social sciences or related fields, is highly desirable.
Submission of applications - Candidates are invited to send their CV and supporting letter by email to: