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STAND celebrates the power of ordinary people to change the world. We support third-level students to stand up for justice and equality, learn more about important global issues, and find out what they can do to take positive action.

We do this by running a range of activities in collaboration with students at third-level campuses across Ireland. We are now looking to expand our team and build on our existing support to empower more students across Ireland to STAND for what they believe in.

We are a not-for-profit initiative run by the educational development charity Suas. These internships are unpaid part-time positions with stipends/expenses depending on the role. Click on the links below to find out more about each role before you apply.

STAND Student Festival Coordinators

Location: NUIG, UCC, TU Dublin, TCD, UCD + DCU

Application deadline: June 10th

 

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The STAND Student Festival is run by students, for students, to raise awareness about the burning issues shaping the world around us. This year’s festival will focus on climate migration and its impact across the globe. Our STAND Festival Teams will work with us to host festival events and raise awareness of climate change on campuses around Ireland. If you’d like the chance to run a festival on your campus, keep reading!

 

ABOUT THE ROLES
We aim to have four students on each STAND Festival Team. You will each bring your own unique skills, experiences, and knowledge of your campus to make the festival success. The four roles we are recruiting for can be found below, and we provide training and support throughout!

  • Festival Manager
    Are you super organised? Do you love it when it a plan comes together? Do you have what it takes to plan and manage the festival on your campus? If so, the Festival Manager role is the one for you!
  • Festival Marketing & PR Manager
    Are you a great communicator? Do you know who’s who on your campus? Do you know how to spread the word and draw a crowd? If so, the step right up for the Festival Marketing & PR Manager role!
  • Festival Ambassador
    Are you passionate about global justice and equality? Do you want to learn more about climate action? Could you be the spokesperson for your team, host events and speak to campus? If so, you’re perfect for the Festival Ambassador role!

 

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

  • Training and ongoing support from the staff at STAND!
  • The chance to run your own festival!
  • Personal and professional skills that will make your CV stand out!
  • A warm fuzzy feeling inside, knowing you’re helping to tackle climate change!

 

TIME COMMITMENT
STAND is a not-for-profit initiative. This is a voluntary position for students who want to gain great experience and help make a difference on their campus. The total time commitment is about 30 hours, spread out over four months as follows:

  • 1 x coordinator training day with STAND staff (7 hours)
  • 2 x monthly planning meetings with your team during the summer at times that suit the team (2 hours)
  • Three hours per week in the month before your festival (12 hours)
  • Up to eight hours during the week of your festival (8 hours)

 

TO APPLY

To apply, please complete our online application form and upload your CV here. Please specify which role you have an interest in when applying.

 

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STAND Global Issues Coordinators

STAND Global Issues Coordinators

Reports to: STAND ACTIVITIES MANAGER

Location: TCD, NUIG, UCC, DCU, UCD, TU Dublin

(Deadline 20 December 2019)

SUMMARY OF JOB ROLE

The Global Issues Coordinator will act as the main point of contact on campus between the team in the STAND office and course participants. You will assist with STAND Activities Manager in running the Global Issues course on your campus by assisting with course promotions and course sign-ups, assisting the facilitators with the weekly sessions, taking the lead on weekly logistics, and ensuring course participants remain engaged.

 

YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR:

  • Assisting the STAND team to deliver a promotional strategy to attract students from a range of disciplines;
  • Leading on the logistical planning of the course on your campus, including booking of rooms;
  • Assisting session facilitators on a weekly basis as required (eg.: setting up room, taking attendance, etc.);
  • Sending weekly reports and updates to the STAND Activities Manager;
  • Promoting discussion between participants in between sessions via social media group;
  • Contributing to the course evaluation.

 

YOU WILL GAIN:

While being supported by the STAND team, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable personal and professional skills, increase your understanding of global justice issues and meet new like-minded people.

 

TIME COMMITMENT

There will be an expected time commitment of 2-3 hours per week in the run up to the Global Issues course commencing on your campus (January/February 2020). During the 6-week course (February-March 2020), you will be expected to attend and participate in all sessions (2 hours each week), in addition to maintaining weekly contact with the STAND Activities Manager and course participants (1 hour).

 

DESIRABLE SKILLS

  • Excellent organisation skills with ability to multitask.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to collaborate with other students.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work on your own initiative.

 

TO APPLY

To apply, please complete our online application form and upload your CV here. If you have any questions or would like to have an informal chat about this role, please contact Joanne Mulligan at joannemulligan@stand.ie or (01) 662 1400.

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STAND News Editors + Contributors

ABOUT STAND NEWS
STAND News is a not-for-profit online news resource funded by Irish Aid which focuses on issues of justice, equality and international development. Our team consists of students and recent graduates who come from a range of backgrounds but all have one thing in common: a keen interest in global issues and creating positive change.  As a not-for-profit initiative focused on raising awareness and understanding of global justice and equality, all of our STAND News team operate on a volunteer basis. Depending on your role, we ask for a commitment of 1-3 hours per week (working remotely at times convenient to you). 
 
 

STAND News contributors work with section editors to produce articles currently covering eight section areas: 

  • Opinion
  • Arts & Culture
  • Women
  • Humanitarian
  • Environmental
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Business & Politics
  • Video

 

STAND NEWS CONTRIBUTORS – ABOUT THE ROLE

 The contributor internship operates on a three-month renewable contract, with individuals required to produce at least one article/video a month.

Our contributors receive training and support from the STAND News team to carry out the following:

  • Generate ideas for stories and features that might interest our readers.
  • Liaise with editors on article titles.
  • Research and verify information to be included in the content of your articles.
  • Interview sources for features or report on relevant events, fairs and conferences (encouraged).
  • Write article text and edit changes as suggested by editors.
  • Update editors and STAND staff on work progress.
  • Stay up-to-date with our consent and ethical guideline recommendations.

 

STAND NEWS EDITORS – ABOUT THE ROLE

The editor internship operates on a six-month contract, with individuals required to produce at least one article/video a month. The next round of applications for an editor position will open in June 2020. 

Our editors receive training and support from the STAND News team to carry out the following:

  • Work with the STAND News Editor to plan content and deadlines for your section.
  • Pitch stories to the STAND News Editor and attend the STAND News monthly team meeting.
  • Edit and produce content for your section.
  • Source visuals (photography, video, graphics and artwork) for your content (adhering to copyright laws).
  • Stay up-to-date with our consent and ethical guideline recommendations.

 

The ideal candidates will be:

  • A great communicator
  • Super organised
  • Full of ideas
  • Passionate about global issues

 

 

TO APPLY
Simply complete our online application form and upload your CV here. If you are applying for an editor position, please specify which section areas you have an interest in. 

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