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Street Child

Street Child

Our goal is to help create opportunities through education for some of the most vulnerable children in the world. We work directly with street children in their own environment towards reunificat...


London, United Kingdom

6 Feb 2014

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Project Assistant Intern

Independent, self motivated individual required to support and lead on exciting charity projects.

London, United Kingdom

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

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Street Child is a UK based charity that currently runs programmes across Sierra Leone and has established itself as a leading organisation providing quality and sustainable education to thousands of children.

Street Child runs two programmes:

1.       ‘No Child Left Behind’ delivers high impact projects to reduce the number of children dependent on the nation’s streets and reintegrates them into family life and school

2.       ‘Every Child in School’ focuses on providing first time education to rural communities giving them their first ever school and teacher training. ECiS aims to prevent children in rural villages migrating to urban centres and ending up dependent on the street for survival. 


All of Street Child’s programmes are delivered through our dedicated local partners. Together Over the past five years, we have supported over 20,000 children in Sierra Leone and Liberia to access education. 

At Street Child, we are very proud of our volunteer-based approach.  Our small London team provides strategic oversight for the programme work in Sierra Leone, focuses on fundraising and events for the development and expansion of Street Child. We are very lucky to have some fantastic volunteers committed to our cause, and we are now looking for an outstanding individual to undertake a Project Assistant internship.

The main focus of this position will be to support our preparations for the 5th Birthday celebrations at Kensington Palace as well as proactively supporting our Every Child in School campaign. This position would suit someone looking for a varied range of experience in a busy charity environment and would offer the opportunity to get involved in different charity aspects, from events to community fundraising, to working on a campaign.

We are looking for someone to commit to a 3 month internship for 3 days a week.  The internship is unpaid, but travel expenses will be reimbursed and you will be part of a small team led by the Charity Manager.


Key tasks

  • Leading on engaging and supporting runners for the Royal Parks Half Marathon.
  • Research and contact organisations to support the 5th Birthday event.
  • Data management of key contacts for events.
  • Creatively supporting the community fundraising team.
  • Attending career fairs and events to promote the charity and its initiatives.
  • Assisting in visa applications and flight bookings for staff and volunteers visiting West Africa.
  • Minute taking and circulating to internal staff.
  • General admin duties to support the smooth running of the office.


Person specification

  • Highly organised;
  • Self-motivated and pro-active is essential, with the ability to work as part of a team;
  • Excellent time management;
  • Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task is essential.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and a highly professional manner;
  • Strong  administrative and numerical skills, and a proven knowledge of IT systems, particularly Word, Excel and Powerpoint;
  • An interest in Africa, international affairs and/or international development;
  • Previous office experience is highly desirable;
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