Communications Intern

We are looking for a paid Communications Intern to help the Restart Project continue to engage audiences with written and audio content, growing our supporter base and inspiring people to take positive action. The intern will help write blog posts, and assist with the production and dissemination of our podcast and radio show. It is a great opportunity for a student or a person interested in getting more involved in socially engaged communications or independent media.

About us

Electronic waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams. We are all consuming too fast, and we feel frustrated when products fail. The Restart Project is a registered charity and social enterprise that helps people transform their relationship with electronics by teaching repair at community events, working with educators and makers, and speaking in public and online. We started as an all-volunteer organisation and volunteers still play a crucial role in supporting our team. We look at the big picture, on how to improve electronics for people and the planet, from design and manufacture all the way to end of life, and our community activities are central to this.

About the role

The Restart Project is a London-based social enterprise that encourages and empowers people to use their electronics longer in order to reduce waste.

We use our blog to disseminate news about our community, our data and insights and our organisational news. As an intern you will help draft news for our website.

An equally large part of the role will be with helping to produce and disseminate Restart Radio a show we started in 2015 on Resonance 104.4 FM, London’s best indie radio station. For this we produce a documentary podcast featuring material from our London community repair events and special guest interviews. Dave Pickering is our podcast producer, bringing with him experience and a following from his Getting Better Acquainted podcast.

Responsibilities

  • Drafting blog posts and helping generate ideas for our blog and social media
  • Background research on issues related to technology, resources and the environment
  • Assisting in our podcast editorial processes: transcribing material, drafting scripts and working with our podcast producer on edits
  • Contacting guest experts and scheduling interviews
  • Harvesting material and audience participation from online channels and Restart Parties
  • Publishing our podcast via our website
  • Disseminating content on various platforms
  • Tracking impact of our media work

Timeline

We’d like an intern to start in January and work with us through June 2020 if possible (11-15 hours per week). There is possibility to continue the internship after June as well.

Location

Initially, we would like the intern to join us once a week in our workspace in Brixton. But eventually this work could occur remotely.

Compensation

We will pay £12 per hour for this role.

Apply

Please send an audio or video “covering letter” and a CV to [email protected] with “Communications Intern” in the subject line, by 12th January