Intern opportunity with Refugee Week for people from refugee backgrounds

Counterpoints Arts are inviting applications for a new programme for emerging leaders to support the production of Refugee Week 2019. Funded by Ben and Jerry’s Foundation, this new leadership project aims to ensure the perspectives and expertise of people who have experienced displacement are at the heart of Refugee Week which runs each year in June.

They are looking for candidates from refugee backgrounds who are passionate about changing public attitudes to refugees and asylum seekers, have experience initiating or managing a project and are able to commit to at least 15 days’ work and training between now and June 2019.

Successful applicants will receive free leadership training and mentoring, undertake a short paid* internship, where they will to help produce a Refugee Week event or project, contribute to the Refugee Week Conference in February and have input into national Refugee Week strategy meetings. More information is detailed in the role description.

*For participants with the right to work, working days will be paid. Expenses will be covered
for all participants.

The deadline for applications is 30 November 2018. Applications from across the UK are welcome and can be made online or alternatively by submitting a video answering the questions. Skype interviews will be held week beginning 10 December 2018.