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SHARP Summer Internship

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Support, PR, Grants and IT
Location   England (South East)
Town/City   Oxford
Salary   A fixed weekly allowance to cover transport and lunch costs
Type   Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status   Full Time
Level   Voluntary & Interns
Deadline   25/06/2015
Company Name   Proforest
Contact Name   Janka
Telephone   01865243439
Email   info@sharp-partnership.org
Website   Further Details / Applications
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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.


 SHARP (Smallholder Acceleration and REDD+ Programme) is a multistakeholder partnership that works with the private sector to support sustainable smallholder development and minimise deforestation. Proforest provides the Secretariat for the SHARP Partnership, based at our office in Oxford, UK. 

We're looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic summer intern to help the SHARP Partnership with its communications and fundraising between July and September 2015. This is a great opportunity to develop your skills in a friendly, international team and gain exposure to a wide range of international development and environmental issues. 

Brief Role Description for SHARP Summer Intern


Support SHARP Secretariat on communications and fundraising

  • Preparation of materials to support the presentation and dissemination of lessons learned from field testing and development of RSS and HCV for Smallholders

  • Preparation of materials for sharing case studies on successful models and activities related to smallholder support in moving towards more responsible production

  • Desk research for grant proposals

  • Production of SHARP newsletter

  • Updating and developing SHARP website

  • Support on other forms of outreach to SHARP partners and stakeholders

  • Draft summaries of various SHARP baseline studies to improve their accessibility to users of the SHARP website


  • Role can be adapted to suit skills and ambitions of the intern

  • Experience of working in an international team with many years’ accumulated experience in the international development and natural resource management sectors

  • Exposure to development programme management and non-for-profit communications

  • Introduction to working through international partnerships through the chance to sit in on calls and correspondence with these partners

  • References

  • A fixed weekly allowance to cover transport and lunch costs


Person spec:

Preferable background

  • Environmental policy or geography/social sciences in context of international development

  • The voluntary, not-for-profit sector


  • Communications

Good understanding of natural sciences would be desirable.

Excellent command of English, with clear concise writing style and preferably some experience of reviewing and copy editing the work of others.

Language skills in Spanish or Bahasa would be a welcome bonus.

Experience of basic website management desirable but not essential.



To Apply:

Send your CV, a cover letter, both no longer than two pages and confirmation that you are eligible to work in the UK to info@sharp-partnership.org


Application Deadline: 25th June 2015


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