Media Internship

Hours per week

3 days per week for 2/3 months



Application Deadline


Start Date


End Date



87 Vauxhall Walk
SE11 5HJ
United Kingdom


REDRESS, the award-winning anti-torture charity, is seeking a motivated MEDIA INTERN to join our friendly and hardworking team. REDRESS is a small but widely respected human rights charity that works internationally to combat torture by seeking justice and reparation for torture survivors. This position would suit someone who is a current student or recent graduate looking to expand their CV with an interest in developing a career in the Third Sector or human rights field. The placement would be based in our London office (87 Vauxhall Walk, SE11 5HJ).


Tasks will include:

·        Maintaining the organisation’s presence on social media sites.

·        Keeping the website up to date.

·        Writing content for the website and social media sites.

·        Helping prepare communications materials.

·        Conducting research relating to torture and broader human rights issues.

·        Tracking media coverage.

·        Maintaining and updating our database of media contacts.

·        Assisting in developing audio-visual materials that promote REDRESS.

·        Assisting with other duties that may be reasonably expected.


Qualifications and experience:

·        Current Journalism student or recent graduate with an interest on human rights issues and/or international affairs; candidates with other academic backgrounds might be considered if they have some experience in any of the tasks listed above.

·        Good writing skills: ability to interpret technical material for a wide range of audiences.

·        Strong IT skills, particularly in using Microsoft Excel.

·        Strong interest and knowledge of UK press.

·        A good knowledge of social media.

·        Must be reliable, self-motivated and have strong organisational skills.

·        A genuine interest in human rights and the principles of REDRESS’ work.


Desired skills:

·        Additional language skills (particularly Spanish, Arabic or French)

·        Graphic design skills


Time commitment: The ideal candidate will be able to commit at least 3 days per week (Monday to Friday) for a period of two-three months. The successful candidate will work with our Head of Communications.


Starting Date: 19th March 2018


Application deadline: 12th March 2018. Interviews to take place during the week of the 12th of March 2018.


How to apply: Please email your CV and any examples of your journalistic work to Eva Sanchis, REDRESS’ Head of Communications. In your email, please explain in 3 paragraphs maximum why you are interested in interning with REDRESS and write ‘Media Internship Application’ in the subject of your email. Thank you for applying.


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