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Internship at Girls Not Brides Location: London DL: 16 November 2011

Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage is seeking a talented and enthusiastic intern to boost the impact of its global drive for a world without child marriage. Girls Not Brides is a new global partnership initiated by The Elders that brings together a broad range of organisations from across the world working to tackle child marriage at the grassroots, national and global levels. The intern will be part of a small secretariat based in The Elders’ office in London that coordinates, supports and promotes the Girls Not Brides partnership. The internship will be for four months and would ideally start as soon as possible. This is an excellent opportunity for a talented graduate to be part of the establishment and growth of an exciting new initiative.
Applicants must be well-organised and have excellent research, writing and administration skills. He or she should have a proven interest in gender issues and human rights, as well as a demonstrable affinity with the work of Girls Not Brides. The intern will: assist the Secretariat with research on key issues relating to Girls Not Brides work; assist with contact and information management; and provide logistical/organisational support to the team.
Essential qualifications include a relevant bachelor or master’s degree, excellent written and spoken English (fluency in French would be a significant advantage), some work experience in a similar area and a keen eye for detail. A modest allowance will be offered to cover daily expenses. UK or EU university graduates and post-graduate students are welcome to apply; non-EU candidates must present a visa that permits student placement.
To apply, please send your CV as soon as possible (and before Wednesday 16 November) to clearly stating “Application for internship” in the subject line. Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis and the position will be filled as soon as possible. We regret that due to the large number of expected applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.