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As a social enterprise, we look for talented graduates to help us to scale up our work in Africa, helping to save lives by changing behaviours through mass media campaigns. We also know how difficult it is for graduates to break into the NGO / development sector without relevant work experience.
Our London-based internship scheme is designed to meet both of these needs. We provide you with a focused, challenging and interesting assignment that will develop your skills and enhance your employability, while helping us to develop mass media programmes in new countries. We will give you structure and a clear set of objectives, as well as autonomy to meet those objectives in a way that works for you.
Our internships generally last for between one and three months on a part-time basis (two to four days per week). They are based in our spacious office near Angel, in North London. We pay £10 a day to cover travel and lunch costs.
Our current focus area is desk research based on our priority countries for future projects (all in Africa). Specific priorities include:
- Researching current health promotion activities in priority countries by governments, NGOs and companies
- Researching indicators for priority countries such as media penetration and child mortality to help us develop proposals
- Researching priority areas and countries for particular funders, such as DFID, USAID, Gates Foundation and companies
- Carrying out literature reviews of published research in the fields of mass media, behaviour change and public health
- Helping to write funding proposals for various donors based on the research outlined above
We are currently reviewing applications for internships starting from early January 2014 (we are fully committed until then).
"My 8-week internship with DMI in the summer of 2013 was a fantastic experience. The work I was given was challenging and very varied from day one: Drafting a project proposal for a mass media campaign in Ghana submitted to the USAID, researching and putting together mobile health technology strategies and developing opportunities for DMI to scale up proven health interventions amongst other tasks. In all cases I had to independently identify the best way of tackling the task and to find, collate and analyze very varied data to construct evidence-based and succinct recommendations. From the beginning I was made to feel part of the team and got to actively participate in meetings where I presented and discussed my input. Working with a great team of people and collaborating with different team members only added to the experience. Everyone was very open and always happy to discuss things." Clara; intern July 2013