Internships at IARS

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IARS International Institute believes in the value of volunteering, especially for young people aged 16-30. We believe it is an important way to make a positive contribution to our communities and is of particular benefit to young people who are often forgotten or marginalised. Volunteering with IARS involves engaging with social policy issues, it means doing youth-led research, engaging with policy makers, organising events and run youth-led training workshops with other young people.

What will you do as an intern?

IARS works with around 200 diverse young people every year. Interning with IARS it is all about making a real difference.

Our Interns:

  • Receive training and accreditation
  • Conduct youth-led research
  • Engage in advocacy work and policy development
  • Speak at events
  • Campaign and represent issues
  • Organise youth-led events
  • Develop project management and leadership skills

Current Vacancies

We are currently looking for young people who would be interested in the following areas of work

-  Communications, Social Media and Campaigns Intern

-  Youth Projects Intern

- Youth Advisory Board Members

- Young Carers Advisory Board Members 

-   Justice Projects Intern

-   Youth Voice Journal Secretariat Intern – Leading on the development of an international online peer review journal; For more information click here

How do I become an intern?

We recruit interns on an ongoing basis, in order to be considered email your CV and you covering letter at contact@iars.org.uk  indicating the area that you would be interested in working;

-         All interns are deemed to be volunteers and are entitled to be reimbursed up to £7.50 per day for travel expenses (off-peak travelcard) and up to £5 for lunch

-         Volunteering hours are flexible between 10am-7pm

-         Internships can vary from 1 day to 3 month

Equal Opportunities

The IARS International Institute is committed to equality and within the constraints of its small size and limited financial resources, aims to achieve best practice as an equal opportunities organisation. It is governed by our Equal Opportunity policy whereby no individual will be discriminated against on the basis of their gender, transgender status, sexual orientation, race, age, ethnic origin, nationality, disability, marital status, caring or parental responsibilities, age, religion or belief, or indeed any other grounds that are not relevant to the ability to meet the requirements for this internship opportunity. IARS is committed to providing a working and social environment in which the rights and dignity of each individual are respected and which is free from discrimination, prejudice, intimidation and all forms of harassment and bullying.

If you want to find more about us, we encourage you to read about our mission, vision and values as well as about our current projects.