Posted on February 29th, 2012
World MS Day is looking for a new intern.
If you are organised, motivated and enthusiastic with a keen interest in international advocacy and campaigning, this could be the opportunity for you!
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and organised individual wishing to gain experience in international Campaigning.
World MS Day is an international campaign that takes place annually in May in more than 70 countries around the world. MSIF aims to provide MS organisations with a platform to raise awareness and advocate for positive change to improve the lives of people with MS.
The Campaigns Intern will work closely with the Campaigns Manager to deliver, monitor and evaluate the 2012 campaign. You will experience the busiest time in our campaigning calendar and will have the opportunity to lead on several key activities during this period.
Although we cannot pay our interns, we do pay expenses for travel and subsistence and we have a track record of successful transitions into paid roles at other organisations. Our last intern went on to secure a Campaigns co-ordinator post at a well known charity.
The Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) was established in 1967 as an international body linking the work of national Multiple Sclerosis (MS) organisations. Today, we are the world’s only global MS movement in the fight against MS, bringing together over 80 organisations around the world.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic and often disabling disease. MS is one of the most common neurological diseases amongst people in their 20’s and 30’s. It affects people often at the beginning of their working lives and when they are starting a family and affects at least twice as many women as men. Up to 60% of people diagnosed with MS will suffer long-term disability. So far, there is no proven cause and no cure.
Applicants must be available to start work in the first week of April. Interviews will take place on 3rd April 2012.
Please send your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 April 2012. Applications without a covering letter will not be considered.