Two Internship Opportunities @ Hub Islington
9 February 2010 - Impact Hub

As the name of the post suggests, we have two exciting new internship opportunities based in Hub Islington – one post focusing on Attraction and the other on Communication (see below for more details). If you would like to apply, please send a current CV to [email protected], as well as a cover letter  explaining how you match what we are looking for. The deadline for applications is 5pm, Thursday 18th February. First round interviews will be held on the week beginning 22nd February and we hope you would start as soon as possible after that. If you have any questions or would like to discuss this internship more, please contact us via [email protected] or call on 020 7841 8900 and ask for Holly or Alex.

Communications Intern

We invite you to play a huge part in shaping the way that we communicate with our members and with the wider world. In a short time you will be able to evidence materials that have had a global reach and be key to the thinking behind how we best meet our members’ needs through our communication. You will also be exposed to the entrepreneurs and their networks that are driving social change.
You will have frequent contact with the Hub’s Global Head of Communications and the chance to have guidance from one of the very best in the business. If you’re looking to change career or to get ahead in communications, then this is a unique opportunity for you. You will join a very small team at the centre of a growing, global network of entrepreneurs, to share with us the challenge of hosting the space and network to nurture the daily connections that are made because of it.
Your Responsibilities

Communicating outwards

– Working with members to capture their stories and successes and then communicating them around the network: conducting interviews, creating a monthly newsletter, making podcasts… it will be up to you!
– Building on our presence in the twittersphere and beyond – our blog, facebook, twitter, youtube, linkedin etc.

Communicating inwards

– Harvesting and reporting on the various news and social networks to bring back key happenings, and upcoming events in the social sector to Hub Islington
– Consider how we might communicate better to our own members here at Hub Islington – what we’re doing, what they’re doing, and what else is going on that they need to know
– Designing and producing great materials to welcome new members

But what else?
As an integral part of the Hub Islington Hosting Team, you will be invited to host Hub Islington at least one day a week and support at events as and when needed. This is vital in order to develop a deeper understanding of the Hub and the Hub vision, build a close relationship with members and become a key connector and collaborator within the network. Hosts help define Hubs and while training and mentoring will be offered, your individuality will be supported: you are welcome to use the Hub pace and network to explore your own ideas and anything else you might fancy!
Who?
A passion for communications is a must, as well as superior writing and editorial skills, and having a great way with people. If you have previous communications experience then great, particularly online or through social media. Even better would be experience in design, producing eye-catching, clear and effective materials. Above all is the right attitude: you will be self-starting, full of energy, very flexible to change and always willing to get stuck in… and a good listener, too, able to empathise
with the hundred different passions and frustrations shared by our members and beyond.

And finally…You will be able to commit full-time from Monday-Friday for a minimum of four months. Our days are 9am-6pm, except for when we’re hosting, when it’s 8.45am. Please note that the internship is not financially remunerated.

 
Attraction Intern
This internship centres around attraction – the name the Hub gives to the art of inviting and convening talent and resources for the realisation of imaginative initiatives for a radically better world. Attraction is not just about getting more members to sign up at Hubs – it means authentically inviting and connecting people, projects and resources into the network and continually exploring the potential for social enterprise, new economy, conversation, activism and change to collaborate.
The Hub’s impact depends on having the right mix of people in both the network and space so your focus will be split into two key areas:
1. The Hub is full of inspirational people, projects, collaborations and stories. You will create a library of case studies that showcases all the exciting things that exist within the network. You might video a day in the life of a group of members, start a “diary of members’ Tweets or create detailed online profiles that map the development of a particular project. The info you collect will become vital in designing and implementing our future Social Impact Study as well as providing a bank of inspirational information for Hub members (and beyond).
2.  You will spend a lot of time getting to know our existing network and understanding the social sector, identifying who is doing what, any missed potential, scope for development and where the Hub fits into it all. Using the information you gather, you will improve and enhance tools already in place that map the Hub community. Maintaining, developing and reporting on his map will be an ongoing part of the internship. You will work closely with the Communications Team to advise on and develop relevant and inspiring communication tools that will enhance your work. You will be able to input on both a design and content level as well as help implement a wider roll out of the material. You will be expected to report on your work and progress at weekly meetings with the rest of the team.

But what else?
As an integral part of the Hub Islington Hosting Team, you will be invited to host Hub Islington at least one day a week and support at events as and when needed. This is vital in order to develop a deeper understanding of the Hub and the Hub vision, build a close relationship with members and become a key connector and collaborator within the network. Hosts help define Hubs and while training and mentoring will be offered, your individuality will be supported: you are welcome to use the Hub space and network to explore your own ideas and anything else you might fancy!

Who?
We care much more about your core qualities, skills and approach than we do about ticking off boxes on your CV. Primarily, we’re looking for someone who is able and willing to expand this internship above and beyond the detailed brief. To do that, you’ll need great research skills, the ability to turn a lot of information into coherent, useful, interesting content and if you have video editing skills, great. You will also be enthusiastic about the Hub and its ethos, as well as the social sector in
London – whether it be as a newcomer or a veteran in the field. You will be a team player who communicates exceptionally well and is comfortable liaising with people from all walks of life, with an eye for detail and the ability to see the potential in both people and projects. You will be flexible and proactive and have a can-do attitude with a creative approach. Hopefully you’ll also enjoy sharing food and laughing! Finally, there is the invitation to take your experience above and beyond its primary
attraction focus. Fresh eyes and ideas are a gift that we welcome at all times. There is lots of opportunity to get involved with designing and developing a variety of social media tools, providing event support and facilitation and helping to turn Hub Islington into a beacon of sustainable, eco space design. Plus a million and one other things which might inspire, excite, annoy, confuse and encourage you!
And finally…
You will be able to commit full-time from Monday-Friday for a minimum of four months. Our days are 9am-6pm, except for when we’re hosting, when it’s 8.45am. You will have weekly progress meetings with both the Operations and Programming Directors of the Hub, who will also be your points of contact during the internship. Please note that the internship is not financially remunerated.