Oxfam North Youth and Schools Engagement Internship is up for grabs

Posted by JoAnne Witcombe Regional Youth and Schools Campaigner

13th Mar 2013

Looking for a fantastic internship opportunity with Oxfam? See what Sarah has to say about her experience as a Youth and Schools Engagement Intern.

Sarah Buck (pictured here on the far right) is nearing the end of a six month internship with Oxfam, working with youth and schools in the North of England. She says:

"When I tell people that for the past 6 months I have given up 3 days a week to work for free, they think I am slightly mad. As a matter of fact it has been the best thing that I have ever done. Interning with Oxfam's Youth and Schools Team, has been an eye opening experience one which I will never forget. I have done everything from helping to turn the project Flying the kite for Food from a small idea into a national project, tending to the office plants, leading workshops to children across the North of England, enabling young people to take action and create change and the odd bit office work.

I have loved every minute of it. I have gained so many new skills, some fantastic experience, met and worked with some incredible and inspiring people including an Oxfam partner from Azerbaijan and even received some excellent training. The internship looks great on the C.V. and I've now got a job at Christian Aid!

Interning with Oxfam is a fantastic opportunity and one I would recommend to those who want to gain an insight into the charity sector and working with children and young people. It is a great way to develop skills, build confidence, create contacts and have fun!"

If you would like to do the same as Sarah take a look at the Role Description and then email Jo-Anne Witcombe (jwitcombe@oxfam.org.uk) with a CV and covering letter attached on or before the 8th of April.

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Regional Youth and Schools Campaigner

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