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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

Reports to: STAND ACTIVITIES MANAGER 

Location: YOUR CAMPUS 

 

ABOUT STAND

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, including:

 

  • STAND Student Festival: annual film and art exhibition for students highlighting global justice issues.
  • STAND Global Issues Course: part-time evening course for students who want to change the world.
  • STAND Ideas Collective: helps students turn their ideas into solutions to the world’s problems.
  • STAND News – online news magazine for students who are passionate about equality and justice.

 

ABOUT STAND STUDENT FESTIVAL

The STAND Student Festival is run by students, for students, to raise awareness about the burning issues shaping the world around us. Previously known as the 8×8 Festival, we have been bringing award-winning photography, film and interactive events to campuses across Ireland every autumn. This year’s festival will focus on the environment, and its impact on migration across the globe. STAND, along with a team of coordinators on campus, will create and host a number of events relating to this theme during the week-long festival. 

 

SUMMARY OF JOB ROLE

To maximise the impact of the student festival on campus, we’re looking for a diverse group of students with a range of skills to create a festival team on your campus, each student bringing their own unique skills and experiences. Responsibilities of the Festival Coordinators will include: 

 

  • Plan, design and implement a week-long series of festival events for students;
  • Act as a spokesperson for global justice issues, ensuring that all messaging and communication is in line with festival messaging;
  • Lead on the promotion of festival events on campus, with assistance from the STAND team;
  • Lead on all formal communication and public relations regarding the STAND Festival on campus;
  • Assist with the monitoring and evaluation of student engagement with the Festival on campus.

 

YOU WILL GAIN:

Valuable skills in working as part of a dynamic team to implement global issues activities on your campus. Training will be provided with this role, along with ongoing support from the STAND team to ensure you gain valuable personal and professional skills and experience during your time with STAND.

 

TIME COMMITMENT

STAND is a not-for-profit initiative, and as such this is a voluntary position. There will be a two-day training for all Festival coordinators in the summertime (all expenses covered) – date to be confirmed. There will also be monthly check-ins with your team in the lead up to the Festival. Once on campus, there is an expected time commitment of four hours per week in the run up to the STAND Festival and up to eight hours during the week of your campus’ festival, depending on the number of events you are running.

 

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.

 

WHAT PAST VOLUNTEERS SAY:

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. 

WHAT PAST VOLUNTEERS SAY: