Policy and Communications Internship – apply now!

For several years we have offered various work experience placements to people who need support to enter the world of work. We are now looking to recruit an intern for our 2022 placement.

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Last year we offered an internship specifically with the aim of encouraging applications from people from diverse ethnic backgrounds, who are traditionally under-represented in the Welsh labour market. We worked in partnership with Race Council Cymru to deliver this. Our 2021 Intern is now working in a full-time, permanent position in Policy and Public Affairs.

We will offer a 12-week internship with our Policy and Communications team. The internship will run from 10 January 2022 to 31 March 2022.  We will pay the living wage for this role, i.e. £9.90 per hour.

Ideally, the internship would be a full time role (35 hours per week), but we would also consider the intern working on a part time basis (21-35 hours per week) if this helps to support other commitments.

Although attendance may be occasionally required at one of our offices (Caerphilly, Swansea or Carmarthen), it is anticipated that the Intern will work from home utilising digital solutions such as Microsoft Teams to communicate with team members and manage work documents. Digital equipment will be supplied to enable them to do this.  Where travel is required, the Centre will pay mileage costs or will purchase tickets for public transport.

What will you be doing?

Based in our Policy and Communications team, you will be involved in reaching out to communities across Wales to promote and encourage engagement with our Digital Communities Wales Programme.

This will involve researching and writing engaging case studies and sharing these on our website and various social media channels.  You will also assist with the planning and delivery of Digital Communities Wales webinars, and you will help with maintaining the Digital Communities Wales social media accounts.

What will you learn?

You will learn about the ever-growing importance of the Digital Inclusion agenda, and how the policy and communications function can support a business to achieve its goals.

You will gain valuable experience of working as part of a small but busy team, which delivers a great service to our internal and external clients.

We will provide you with a remit for your work, which will allow you to work independently and use your own creativity but will also provide you with support when you need it.

You will have access to our E-learning Hub, which has a wide range of modules available on such subjects as Health and Safety, GDPR, Leadership, IT and Wellbeing.  You will also be involved in team meetings and will be able to take part in any internal training opportunities that might arise from time to time.

Once you have finished your internship, you will be able to refer to the skills that you have learned on future job applications – whether this is for us as part of our usual competitive recruitment process, or for other organisations.

What skills do you need?

We are looking for candidates who are:

  • committed to our company values
  • able to promote our commitment to equality, fairness and inclusion
  • able to communicate (verbally and in writing) to a high standard in English
  • able to organise themselves well and handle different work for different deadlines
  • able to work well within a team
  • able to think creatively, and suggest new ideas
  • able to use a computer and platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or YouTube.

Who can apply?

If you think you would be a good fit for our work placement, we are looking for people:

  • who can evidence the right to work in the UK
  • who are able to commit to the full 12-week placement period
  • who can access the internet from home
  • who can travel to our offices as required.

We particularly encourage applications from people who are traditionally under-represented in the Welsh labour market, but this placement is open to all eligible applicants regardless of sex, age, disability, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, religion, belief or non-belief, pregnancy, marriage or civil partnership. It is also open to people with any level of work experience in any field, including those with no experience at all.

How do you apply?

To apply for one of the internships please complete our short application form and email it to recruitment@wales.coop.

You must submit your applications by midnight on Sunday 28 November 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact Angela Overment, HR and Corporate Support Manager on 02920 807136.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply now

To apply for our internship please complete our short application form and email it to recruitment@wales.coop by midnight on Sunday 28 November 2021

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Melusi Moyo

Melusi Moyo

Policy and Communications Intern 2021

"My internship at the Centre has been very insightful and enriching. I’ve been able to get involved in a range of projects across the Centre far-beyond my expectations. I’m currently working on case studies for a new TV and digital campaign as well as a newly commissioned piece of research. I’ve also been provided training to use design software, social media analytic tools and graphic design software during my time at the Centre - many things I’d never done before.

"Although all my time at the Centre has been spent working remotely, I feel I’ve always been provided the support and resources to make the most of my internship from the start. I look forward to what else I can learn and experience in the time I have left here."

We have developed this internship opportunity in partnership with Race Council Cymru