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The Community Events Intern will be responsible for supporting the delivery of a Engineers Without Borders UK’s national event. 

Location: London, UK
Type of post: 12 week internship, 5 days per week (35 hours per week)
Salary: London Living Wage – £10.55 per hour
Leave: 24 days per annum, plus public holidays (pro rata’d)
Start date: January 2020
Deadline: Midnight (GMT), Sunday 8 December
Interview: w/c 16 December, London

We lead a movement to inspire, enable and influence the engineering community and take action to put global responsibility at the heart of engineering.

Being a movement is important to us: it means that we can achieve so much more by empowering others and working in partnership than we could acting alone. We’re proud to be part of a global movement of over 60 Engineers Without Borders organisations around the world who together are delivering long-term positive social and global development.

Global responsibility in engineering is important to us: we recognise the impact engineering has on people and the planet every day. Embedding global responsibility is embedding social and environmental responsibility into engineering mindsets and knowhow. This delivers better technologies, systems and infrastructure to serve all people and the planet today and for generations to come.

About the role

The Community Events Intern will have responsibility for supporting the delivery of a national event in 2020.

We are aiming to hold a national event in 2020 that will bring together our community to learn, discuss and take action to ensure engineering serves all people and our planet better than ever before. Through this event we will drive forward our movement and respond to the community’s want for more in-person learning and networking opportunities. We will deliver sessions that develop future leaders and inspire, enable and empower them to achieve Engineers Without Borders UK’s objectives.

As our Community Events Intern you will:

  • Excellent organisational skills, ability to schedule multiple logistics and manage changes within tight timeframes.
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal, and an innovative and creative approach.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team, with external stakeholders and suppliers and on own initiative.
  • ‘Can do’ attitude, highly organised and self-starter.
  • Passionate about engineering because of the difference it makes to people’s lives.
  • Commitment to the organisation’s purpose and values.
  • Previous experience of organising events and volunteering (particularly for Engineers Without Borders UK) is highly desirable.
  • Specific knowledge and experience of GSuite, Adobe Creative Cloud products and Mac OS would be an advantage upon appointment but we can teach you how to use these.

Person Specification

We value a positive working environment for everyone on our team. We therefore expect all staff to demonstrate the following characteristics: passionate about our purpose, creative, team player, respectful, inquisitive, professional, open and dependable. We expect this of new hires and you can expect this from your team mates. You can expect support throughout your time with us, including an induction, regular feedback, weekly team meetings and peer nominated recognitions.

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