Oxford Research Group offers graduate internships throughout the year. These internships are an ideal opportunity to gain valuable experience working for one of Britain's leading peace and security NGOs. Placements are open to recent graduates, though preference is given to those with a post-graduate degree or relevant experience.

ORG adheres to the Good Practice Guidelines for Ethical Internships drawn up by the Intern's Network, and Interns play an active role in all elements of ORG's work. Initially your days will be spent on a variety of administrative tasks, from arranging meetings and responding to publication requests, to answering the phone and assisting other staff. As your internship progresses, you will be able to get more and more involved in our projects, meetings and publications. You will need to be highly organised, quick to learn and enthusiastic about the issues we work on. The more you put in, the more you will get out!

Over the course of the internship you will gain experience in event organisation, media work, publicity, fundraising and producing publications, as well as developing a better understanding of the issues we work on and the people involved.

We are now accepting applications for the following placement:

Communications Intern

This placement is focussed on supporting and improving all aspects of ORG’s communications work, including websites, media, events and publications. A central aspect of this placement will be to update and maintain the ORG website, as well as assist in the development and launch of a new sustainable security website.

The skills and experience essential for this role include:

  • Experience of website content management in HTML and/or PHP.
  • Some experience in media liaison, arranging events or producing publications. 
  • Highly organised with excellent administration skills.

The placement is for 3 days a week for 6 months, based in our office near Old Street in London. The placement is unpaid, but expenses of £10 per day will be offered (£4.50 for lunch and £5.50 for London travel).

To apply, please download and read the Description of Roles and Responsibilities, then download and complete the Intern Application Form.

Closing date: Tuesday 7 October 2008 (5pm GMT)
Interview date: Tuesday 21 October 2008 (pm)
Start date: Monday 27 October 2008 (tbc)

For more information on this placement, please contact .