Are you interested in working with CAFOD as a regional media intern?

CAFOD, one of the UK’s leading international aid agencies, is currently looking for a Regional Communications Intern to cover its work in the North East of England.

Job Profile

CAFOD is seeking a Regional Communications Intern, which offers an excellent opportunity for someone looking to develop a professional profile in communications, journalism or PR.  The role will be based in the Leeds Volunteer Centre and will cover areas in the North East, Yorkshire and East Midlands.

The successful candidate will help increase the profile of the work of CAFOD in the above locations, in regional print, broadcast and online media, in the Catholic press and through social media.

The post-holder will be based at CAFOD’s Volunteer Centre in Leeds with some travel around the region. They will report to the local CAFOD manager and the Head of Regional Media in the Communications Group at Romero House in London. They will liaise with local CAFOD volunteers and supporters as well as staff from campaigns, fundraising and other relevant teams.

The role

The post-holder will devise and implement a media and social media plan for the duration of the placement. They will source stories and write press releases which they will then pitch to the local media and promote through social media. They will organise photographs and filming where necessary, suggesting suitable photo and filming opportunities for the media. They will identify spokespeople from CAFOD staff and volunteers for radio interviews and source quotes from them for press releases. The post-holder will also help organise and promote CAFOD related events.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, preferably writing, journalism, media relations or public relations or be able to demonstrate the kind of confident personality and creative and organised approach that is necessary to deliver on targets and become a successful communicator. The candidate should have an interest in events, promotion and planning.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in International Development and an understanding of CAFOD’s vision, mission and values.

Training will be held at CAFOD’s head office in London with ongoing development needs met.

£14,560 gross salary per annum (pro-rata 21 hours per week)

Closing date: 28th October 2015

Come and join us and help make a real difference in the lives of the world’s poorest communities.

CAFOD is an equal opportunities employer. Recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to child protection.

To read more and to apply please visit: to download an application form by the closing date  of 28th October 2015.

CAFOD is the official development and relief agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales

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