LifeMosaic produces and co-ordinates the distribution of educational resources for indigenous peoples. Resources are primarily based on community testimonies; they present complex issues in an accessible and engaging way; and support indigenous peoples right to free, prior and informed consent.
Location: Edinburgh or home-working with regular contact days
£7.85 per hour. Part-time (20 hours per week for 3 months)
Ideal start: March 2015
The main objectives of this internship will be to support indigenous peoples movements in their struggle to enforce their rights to self-determination and preservation of their land and culture by providing them with tools and resources to assist them in making informed decisions about their futures. The work will support the large-scale distribution of a portfolio of LifeMosaic’s educational films on land rights, plantations, climate change, and community organising to thousands of indigenous communities in over 10 countries.
The successful intern will specifically concentrate on distributing LifeMosaic’s resources to groups in Africa and / or Latin America through social media, international networks, grassroots community organisations and more. Although the work will be desk-based, so will not involve any travel, the successful applicant will be in touch with indigenous peoples organisations from all around the world.
As a Distribution and Outreach Support Intern your main tasks will include:
• Researching and introducing appropriate social media tools to LifeMosaic.
• Researching and contributing materials to LifeMosaic’s website.
• Supporting distribution of LifeMosaic’s resources by researching relevant networks, organisations, events and opportunities,
• Supporting distribution to indigenous universities and other educational settings; local, national and international policy events screenings; on and off-line launches and promotion; scattergun distribution of large numbers of toolkits on demand; on local and national TV; through promotion to movements and networks, community media and popular education groups.
• Contacting and building partnerships with relevant groups in Africa and/or Latin America.
The ideal candidate will be a graduate with a background in social anthropology, community development, ecological & environmental sciences or sustainable development. Fluency in English and either Spanish or French is essential.
You will have the ability to work collaboratively, as well as work alone. You will have excellent communication skills, both written and oral, as well as the ability to communicate well from a distance. You should have an understanding of and a commitment to the vision of LifeMosaic. You will be a confident individual who has the motivation to always give their best.
Closing date for applications is 4 March 2015, 5pm.
Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by 5pm on the closing date. State a. your availability and b. relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job spec. We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.
This Adopt an Intern funded internship has been made possible through the financial support of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) with match funding from the Scottish Government. It is part of a "Business Growth Programme" supporting the third sector, micro businesses and SMEs and contributes to our wider focus of boosting economic stability by investing in graduates. These are paid, meaningful, capacity-building internships, with monitored outcomes.