Job Description : Sonas Housing Association is a charity that provides housing, support and refuge to women and
children out of home because of domestic violence. Our mission is to help people who have
experienced domestic violence overcome their experience, get the help they require and move on to
The Job Applicant : Sonas manages and delivers several services which meet the diverse needs those who have suffered or are currently experiencing domestic violence. We also develop and manage housing projects.
We are currently seeking to recruit a Communications Intern to help us out with our work.
Further Details : This is a full time six-month intern placement. This position will be based in our head office in Dublin 1 and will report to the Policy and Communications Officer. The purpose of this role will be to assist with communications activities and help raise awareness and funds which will go on to benefit the victims of domestic violence.
Over this 6-month period the successful candidate will be expected to:
Help to raise awareness and funds for Sonas Housing
Assist with communications and fundraising activities that take place within the six-month period
Assist with media and fundraising events as arise
Update contacts and mailing lists
Website development and maintenance.
Social networking updating
Other administrative tasks in addition to or in lieu of the above or as required
The successful candidate will possess:
Qualification in communications, journalism, public relations or related field or equivalent
Good presentation and communication skills
Strong project management skills, ideally with experience in running a project from start to finish
Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office (excel and PowerPoint are essential)
An ability to work independently using own initiative
The ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
Some experience in communications, fundraising and/or event management is desirable
Hours of work: 35 hours per week
Duration: 6 months (extendable to 12 months on mutual agreement)
Reports to: Policy and Communications Officer
Remuneration: Local public transport reimbursement and daily lunch allowance
How to apply
To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are interested in this role, how you meet the criteria and when you would be available to start, by 5pm Friday, 2nd March 2012.