Closing Date: Mar 10, 2015
Interview Date: Mar 12, 2015
Salary: Unpaid with reasonable travel and lunch expenses reimbursed
Contract: Volunteer Internship
Are you hoping to work in the charity sector? Are you looking to develop your professional skills, boost your CV and make a real difference on a global scale?
We have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual with excellent data collection and analysis skills to work on ehospice – a thriving global media outlet.
ehospice is an expanding global website and app, with editions spanning the world from Australia to the USA, India, the UK and many more. Aimed at anyone with a professional or personal interest in hospice and palliative care, it offers access to news, information and intelligence to help improve the provision of high quality care at the end of life. It has only been publishing for just over two years, but already ehospice has grown to be a primary news and information outlet for the sector and was even shortlisted for a major charity award in 2014.
We are looking for a dedicated individual to take the current ehospice online directory of organisations and service providers, and help us turn it into the No.1 global resource for information and intelligence on hospice, palliative and end of life care.
Internship programme details
Hospice UK is currently offering a volunteer internship for around 12 weeks.
In this volunteer internship you will work with the ehospice team at Hospice UK, but also liaise with colleagues around the world.
Key tasks will include:
- Researching, writing/collating and publishing country profiles of hospice and palliative care provision.
- Updating details of existing organisations in the hospice and palliative care directory.
- Obtaining and publishing details of hospice and palliative care organisations currently missing from the directory.
- Collating country specific articles published on ehospice and linking to them from the relevant country profile page.
- Contributing ideas on how to develop our online directory and how to display information.
How you would benefit
Your contribution will make a real difference to our organisation and in return we will provide you with an experience of real value. We aim to give volunteer interns a rewarding experience, provide a thorough induction and supervision, and meaningful work on specific and time limited projects.
The key skills and experience you will gain/hone on this internship include:
- Online research
- Data collation and analysis
- Online publishing, via content management system
- Communication – liaising with organisations and individuals from across the world
- Implementing an online project from start to finish which will be utilised by thousands of people around the world.
About Hospice UK
We are the national charity for hospice care. We champion and support the work of more than 200 member organisations, which provide hospice care across the UK, so that they can deliver the highest quality of care to people with terminal or life limiting conditions, and support their families. We manage the UK edition of ehospice.
What we are looking for
You can apply if you are a university student or graduate, have left school or are looking for voluntary experience in your gap year. We also welcome applications from those with equivalent experience, returning to the workplace or looking for a change in career.
The successful candidate will be looking to develop their data management, communication and research skills, be able demonstrate an interest in end of life care issues, and will be a flexible, enthusiastic, highly motivated individual.
We envisage the internship would take place over five days a week (Monday to Friday), however this is flexible.
We are committed to the transparent, consistent and fair recruitment and management of volunteer interns.
Start date: Ideally 1 April 2015.
How to apply
If you would like to apply for this position, please email your CV and a short covering letter to Daniel Ward (email@example.com) by 5pm on Tuesday 10 March 2015.
In your covering letter please include briefly what you would like to achieve from the internship and two to three paragraphs on why you are a suitable candidate.