Refugee Week Leadership Project (paid internship/ expenses)

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Application Deadline- 30 November 2018

Are you passionate about changing public attitudes towards refugees and asylum seekers?

Do you want to develop your leadership potential in the field of refugee rights, media, education or the arts and social change?

Do you have experience starting or managing a project (as a job or in your free time)?

Are you from a refugee background?

Counterpoints Arts are inviting applications for a new programme for emerging leaders to support the production of Refugee Week 2019.

Funded by Ben and Jerry’s Foundation, this new leadership project aims to ensure the perspectives and expertise of people who have experienced displacement are at the heart of Refugee Week. 

If you answered yes to the questions above, and can commit at least 15 days between now and June 2019.  we’d love to hear from you.

Is it for me?
We are looking for applicants who:
  • Are passionate about changing public attitudes to refugees and asylum seekers
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Have experience of initiating and/ or managing projects in one of the following areas: campaigns and advocacy, arts/culture and social change, media or education (this could be paid or voluntary experience)Aspire to become leaders in the field of refugee rights or arts/ culture and social change. Have lived experience of displacement (you might be a refugee or asylum seeker, from a refugee family or are living ‘in exile’ in the UK, regardless of immigration status)
While several of the internships will be based in London, we encourage applications from across the UK.
Why should I apply?
Participants will have the opportunity to:
  • Develop their leadership skills through free training and mentoring
  • Gain work experience in the field of arts and social change, campaigning, education or media Work alongside key national organisations working on refugee and migrant rights and arts/ culture and social change
  • Contribute to a leading national initiative seeking to shift public attitudes to refugees and asylum seekers
For candidates with the right to work, work undertaken (totaling at least 10 days) will be paid at living wage rates. Reasonable expenses will be covered for training, interviews, induction meetings etc.
How do I apply?
To apply, complete the short online application at by Friday 30 November 2018. If you prefer, you can also answer the questions by video, and email the video file to Emily at
You are welcome to get in touch with any questions or to discuss the role– email
to arrange a phone call.
Skype interviews will be held week beginning 10 December 2018, and there will be an induction afternoon for successful candidates on Monday 7 January 2019.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Refugee Week Leadership Project



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