Recruitment

Working with Ashden offers the chance to be part of the growing movement of people dedicated to supporting practical, sustainable solutions to the big global energy challenges. We currently have two paid summer internships available - join an amazing team for three months and get hands on experience of working in the clean energy world.

Fundraising and Communications Intern

Line manager: Head of Development/PR and Digital Media Manager

Key role: To support the Fundraising and Communications teams with a range of tasks associated with our September fundraising event, website development and other communications activities.

Key activities:

September Fundraising Event

  • Provide administrative support to the fundraising team including: chasing auction prizes, recording auction items; ticket sales.
  • Tracking and administering the event guest list.

Communications support

  • We are developing a new website for Ashden and are looking for support with; User testing, refining and migrating content and analytics.
  • We are also looking for help with building our social media presence, in particular Instagram, and desk research to create targeted contact lists relating to upcoming Ashden events.

Person specification

Essential:

  • Good organisational/administrative skills
  • Good understanding of Excel, Word and databases
  • A positive attitude, ability to learn quickly and show initiative
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Desirable

  • An interest in, and good understanding of, issues relating to clean energy, international development and the environment
  • A degree or other qualification (in progress or completed) in a relevant subject area
  • We are looking for someone available to start immediately for three months. We are paying the standard minimum wage for this position. If you are interested, please send your CV to info@ashden.org

    International Team Intern

    Line manager: International Programme Officer

    Key role: To support the International team with a range of tasks relating to the call for entries for the 2017 Ashden Awards. To contribute to other areas of the International team’s work, such as the monitoring, business support and research. To be flexible in carrying out tasks for the wider Ashden team, as needed.

    Key activities:

    Research potential applicants for the 2017 Ashden Awards

    • Carry out desk research to identify organisations that are eligible to apply for the 2017 Ashden Awards. This will involve looking at key websites, publications and social media to identify organisations doing innovative, impactful work in the sustainable energy sector in developing world
    • Document research findings using Excel and provide regular research updates to the International Team, including explaining relevant details of different organisations’ work and how they fit into the wider sustainable energy/energy access sector
    • Support the International Programme Officer in inviting relevant organisations to apply by phone and email

    Support the International team’s wider work

    • Support the International Programme Officer with the ongoing monitoring and business support programmes for past winners
    • Help to publicise winner news and achievements by contributing to blog posts and news items for the Ashden website
    • Contribute to wider research to inform and improve Ashden’s work, including desk research, summarising key information and proof-reading, as necessary
    • Summarise and share information from relevant webinars and reports on sustainable energy, as suggested by members of the International team. Help feed back the latest information to inform the team’s work
    • Carry out tasks for the wider Ashden team, as needed

    Person specification

    Essential:

    • Strong research and analysis skills. This includes the ability to plan and structure a project over several weeks and produce key outcomes
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken, comfortable making international phone calls
    • A positive attitude, ability to learn quickly and show initiative
    • An interest in, and good understanding of, issues relating to clean energy, international development and the environment

    Desirable

    • A degree or other qualification (in progress or completed) in a relevant subject area
    • Language skills
    • Work experience in a relevant area

    We are looking for someone available to start immediately for three months. We are paying the standard minimum wage for this position. If you are interested, please send your CV and short covering email to info@ashden.org

    Closing date for the International Team Intern 25 July 2016