The Bhopal Medical Appeal (the BMA) seeks to appoint a part-time intern to contribute to the charity’s mission and planning for the 40th anniversary of the Union Carbide gas disaster that took place in Bhopal, India, 1984.
We are based in Brighton, and we provide funding to two health clinics offering free medical care to victims of the disaster – the Sambhavna Trust Clinic, and the Chingari Rehabilitation Centre.
As the Campaigns Coordinator you will play an integral role in the planning and delivery of activities leading up to and commemorating the 40th anniversary. You will be a key member of a small team managing a year plan of campaigns, events, and activities. You will also be given the opportunity to manage the BMA’s social media, writing and creating innovative digital campaigns.
November 2023 to December 2024
Expenses including lunch will be covered. This is a part-time 20 hour a week internship.
Friday 27th October 2023.
Location and work patterns
Work will be based in the charity’s office in Community Base, Brighton.
What does the role entail?
– Participating in project team activities and associated events, for example, The Bhopal Marathon Podcast series.
– Collaborating with our partners, The Sambhavna Trust Clinic, The Chingari Rehabilitation Centre, and other stakeholders to ensure survivor testimonies are captured and developed in a digital format in preparation for the 40th anniversary.
– Leading on the integration and development of new fundraising and awareness campaigns across The Bhopal Medical Appeal’s digital platforms (reviewing the website and social media platforms including Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).
Benefits and outcomes
• You will be mentored by Zia Islam (BMA Operations Manager) and will be offered mentoring meetings to discuss skills, CV enhancement and career development.
• You will apply your academic research skills to the collaboration, resulting in a change in practice.
• You will develop a deeper understanding of work that supports The BMA’s mission and experience using technology in these contexts.
• You will gain experience in working as part of a team, working on a significant anniversary that has significant potential for public engagement and impact.
What will you bring to the role?
• You are an undergraduate student in from an arts, humanities, social sciences, or international development background.
• You have well-developed research and analytical skills.
• You are able to manage your own tasks on a day-to-day basis, with minimal supervision, and to use your initiative.
• You have good time management and planning skills, with the ability to complete agreed tasks and meet deadlines.
• You have good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues.
• You have a proven ability to work well both individually and as part of a team.
You may have research expertise and/or practical experience in any of the following areas:
– International Development
– Global Politics
– Sustainable Development
– India Studies or South Asian Studies
– Corporate Social Responsibility
– Information Technology
– Artificial Intelligence
– Charity Fundraising
Candidates will always be selected based on merit.
Apply by sending a CV (2 pages max) and covering letter of no more than 750 words to [email protected]. Please state ‘The Bhopal Medical Appeal: Intern’ as the email subject. Please ensure you demonstrate the following in your covering letter and CV:
• how you match the essential and desirable criteria above;
• why your skills, academic background, and/or research interests make you a strong candidate for this post;
• and how you anticipate this post will support your career development.
If you have any questions about the role before application or would like an informal conversation about it, please contact Zia Islam ([email protected]).
You must be eligible to work in the UK for the duration of the internship. Information is available at http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/