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from Street Child
Closing date: 31 Dec 2019

Preferred start date: As soon as possible

Unpaid Internship

About us:

Street Child is a major child-focused development agency, specializing in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, Nepal and Sri Lanka. It has established itself as a leading organization providing quality and sustainable education to thousands of children. Managed out of our London headquarters, we have supported over 63,000 children to access education in the last five years. We have launched a very exciting new phase in Street Child’s development; the expansion into other European regions like the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, France, Denmark, Sweden and Spain.

At Street Child, we are very proud of our volunteer-based approach, keeping overheads low so that as much funding as possible can go to our projects in West Africa and Asia. We are very lucky to have fantastic volunteers committed to our cause and are now looking for an innovative individual to support the expansion, marketing and fundraising in these new regions. We are looking for a French/German native speaker to join us in our Barcelona office. The preferred internship duration is 6 months, however shorter durations can be discussed.

Key Tasks:

You will be part of a small team led by the EU Development and Marketing Manager. Below are some examples of your responsibilities:

  • Research new funding prospects, including trusts, foundations and major donors in Switzerland.

  • Write fundraising proposals with the support of the Programme Funding Officer.

  • Manage marketing activities, e.g. digital marketing, email marketing and social media.

  • Promote and communicate international events like the Sierra Leone Marathon, the Nepal Marathon or the West African Cycle Challenge.

  • Promote, support or plan local events like a Comedy Night or a Wine Tasting.

  • Build and update our international websites and marketing materials.

  • Help expand the volunteer network of Street Child and manage the support of our existing volunteers.

  • Build and manage collaborations and partnerships e.g. with other organizations, events or companies.

  • Assist various admin, legal and accounting tasks.

What are the benefits of an internship at Street Child?

The internship is unpaid but you will gain valuable experience in the third sector, resume content, great co-workers and the chance to work in our office in the heart of Barcelona’s old town, in addition to the experience of working to support a great cause.


  • Key characteristics we are looking for: very independent working style, highly motivated and driven, innovative thinking, identify yourself with the mission of Street Child.

  • Areas of university studies include but are not limited to marketing, international relations, human rights, development, economics or global affairs.

  • Lastly, excellent communication skills and knowledge of web, social media, Microsoft Office, etc. will be needed. English and French/German language skills are necessary. Spanish/Italian is a plus.

The office set-up we use recommends you to bring your own laptop to work from.

How to apply:

If you want to apply for an internship at Street Child or if you have any open question, contact our HR department at Please mention that you found this position on ReliefWeb.

For your application, please email your CV, a brief cover letter why you want to intern at Street Child, how you heard about us and the preferred dates of your internship.