Programmes Research Internship - Institutional Funding

Expenses only
Opening Date:
Wednesday 6 October 2021
Closing Date:
Saturday 31 December 2022

The Leprosy Mission is the world’s largest leprosy-focused organisation, a pioneer in our field, with 140 years’ experience tackling this ancient disease. As a leading international Christian development organisation, The Leprosy Mission England and Wales (TLMEW) works in 10 countries across Africa and Asia to defeat leprosy and transform lives. We raise funds, promote research and innovation, and support our partners to strengthen health systems, provide life changing health care services, skills training and opportunities for those who have been excluded and rejected by society.

We have a research intern role to assist in the identification of potential institutional funding opportunities for TLMEW Programmes and undertake background research to support the development of grant applications.

You will be qualified to degree standard and will have experience of working at degree level undertaking secondary research in a related discipline e.g. development studies, medicine, social science, global health, theology, religious studies etc. You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to summarise information and have an in interest in and knowledge of international development issues.

TLMEW is flexible in respect of hours and location, however it will be necessary to be present in the Peterborough office for at least 3 days during the research project. You will be mentored to ensure you benefit from skills development and will have the opportunity to experience life in the NGO sector as an integral part of our professional and passionate team. In addition to refreshment expenses, travel expenses to our offices will also be paid.

TLMEW has a zero-tolerance policy towards any abuse, neglect and exploitation of all people. Successful candidates are expected to understand, sign and comply with all organisational policies, including the Global Safeguarding Code of Conduct and the Global Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults Policy.

Recruitment to roles within TLMEW includes, in particular, criminal record checks and the collection of relevant references. A criminal record will not necessarily bar you from joining us as an employee; this will depend on the circumstances of any offences.

TLMEW is an explicitly Christian charity, empathy with the Christian ethos of the organisation is essential.

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