IPPF is looking for an intern to provide support to IPPF’s work on Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE). The main task of the internship will be to develop a ‘youth-friendly’ resource which responds to the recently updated United Nations ‘International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education’. The intern will be responsible for drafting a guide for young advocates to understand the Technical Guidance, and to carry out advocacy activities to improve access to high quality CSE.
Become familiar with the United Nations International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education and draw out the key evidence and guidance which is relevant for young advocates.
Work with the Technical and Advocacy teams in IPPF to determine the focus of the resource and young people’s needs regarding youth-led advocacy on CSE.
Liaise with young people within IPPF and through youth-led partner organisations to clarify the scope of the resource and ensure timely review.
Create a first draft of the resource and share this with youth partners for review and feedback, and update as necessary
To lead on administrative issues related to the production of the resource, such as organizing design, translation and printing.
To support additional tasks such as writing blogposts or creating social media content to support the promotion of the resource.
Undertake other tasks, as required, which are related to IPPF’s work on young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights, including access to CSE
Work within IPPF’s employment policies and procedures.
Ability to write for a young, global audience – especially young people (under 25) engaged in advocacy campaigns to improve sexuality education. (E)
Ability to communicate, and work closely with, internal and external stakeholders, contributing to effective team and partnership working (E)
Ability to understand technical documents and evidence, and to present this in clear, accurate and concise language (E)
Excellent written and oral communication skills (E)
Excellent IT literacy and social media skills (E)
Self-motivated, flexible with an ability to plan, manage and prioritise a busy workload (E)
First-hand knowledge and/or experience of campaigning for high quality sex education, especially beyond UK settings (D)
Proficiency in Spanish and/or French and/or Arabic (D)
Enthusiasm and willingness to learn about CSE advocacy (E)
Commitment to improving young people’s understanding of evidence relating to CSE provision (E)
In accordance with UK law, interns need documentary evidence of their right to take up an internship. (E)
E = Essential D = Desirable
How to apply
In order to apply for this position, please provide a copy of your CV and a covering letter of no more than two pages demonstrating how you meet the skills and experience required. Please also attach a short writing sample of something that you have written for a youth audience. These should be returned to Laura Hurley at LHurley@ippf.org
The closing date for applying for this opportunity is 17.00 on Thursday 18 April 2018.