Becky and Laura, SPUC's summer 2015 interns
Every year, SPUC offers internship places at its headquarters in London to young people seeking work experience in the pro-life movement. In 2016, SPUC will offer two places to applicants aged 18-25.
The internship programme covers all aspects of SPUC’s work, including a substantial amount of research, writing, and campaigning, along with some administrative tasks.
SPUC's internship offers a unique opportunity to young people to experience working life in a busy pro-life organisation which is tackling the culture of death from all sides. Interns will learn how to articulate the pro-life arguments against abortion, euthanasia, embryo abuse and other attacks on the right to life. They will write blogs posts for SPUC’s youth blog, build links with other pro-life organisations in London and be involved with the day-to-day running of SPUC.
Good career prospects
Internships often help individuals to discern whether or not they have a future in the pro-life movement and to discover where their strengths lie. Interns are challenged and asked to perform a range of tasks. They are given a full overview of the pro-life movement and the topics of discussion and disagreement which often arise amongst pro-life activists.
Both Isaac Spencer, Supporter Development officer, and Rhoslyn Thomas, Youth and Education officer, were interns at SPUC at different times soon after graduating from university. Less than three years after their respective internships, they are now working full-time at SPUC HQ.
SPUC's summer internship is one of the few where interns are paid the minimum wage with some days of holiday and time in lieu, if required to work in the evenings or on weekends. Interns will have a guided tour of the Houses of Parliament, attend events and conferences where the opportunity arises and be fully immersed in SPUC's current campaigns.
The internship usually begins around the end of July and lasts for 5 or 6 weeks, finishing at the end of August. Applicants must be aged between 18 and 25 years old and be free to work full-time in London for the duration of the internship. Interns are responsible for finding accommodation, though advice or assistance will be provided where possible. Any costs involved therein as well as cost of travel to and from work are the responsibility of the interns themselves.
To apply, please e-mail Rhoslyn Thomas on firstname.lastname@example.org