17 + 18 + 19 + 20 + 21 + 22 + 23 + 24 + 25 + 6 months to 1 year + Business & entrepreneurship + Conferences, exchanges and networking + Education and literacy + Environment and animal welfare + Mentoring, care and tutoring + Politics and international affairs + Poverty relief and aid work + All of UK + East Midlands + East of England + Greater London + North East England + North West England + Scotland + South East England + South West England + Wales + West Midlands + Yorkshire and the Humber

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University Internship with READ International

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Location
All of UK, East Midlands, East of England, Greater London, North East England, North West England, Scotland, South East England, South West England, Wales, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber
Duration
6 months to 1 year
Age Range
17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
Accreditation

Description:

  Undertake a READ Project Internship and you'll gain a realm of valuable transferable skills, making you 70% more employable!  

This is an opportunity to: 

- Develop a portfolio of skills which you can take with you when you graduate, for either the voluntary or private sect

- 'Give something back' and help thousands of children both in the UK and East Africa

-Gain invaluable experience in project managment, volunteer management and fundraising

- Be given real responsibility and ownership of your own project. 

A project intern is committed to managing the READ Book Project in his/her university along with 3 other project leaders. They are ambassadors of READ both in their university and in their community. Project Interns are motivated and enthusiastic students who have a high degree of maturity, integrity and commitment. They should not be afraid of a challenge and be ready to honour a year long commitment. 

About READ

We are network of regional student-volunteer-led projects collecting disused books from schools across the UK. We sort them, match them to the Tanzanian/Ugandan syllabus and, if relevant, we send them to East Africa. Each of our 22 projects across the UK are entirely student led, each of which aims to collect 25,000 books, raise £7500 to cover the cost of shipping these books to East Africa, and delivers 10 workshops to UK schools in order to promote global citizenship and sustainability.