The Salvation Army International Social Justice Commission is seeking a young Salvationist with a passion for social justice and 21st century moral and social issues to join the team in 2021. The role of the Research and Resource Development Intern will be to support the Senior Research Analyst with all research projects relating to moral and social issues, including creating well researched resources and developing digital communication content.

Main duties and responsibilities would include

  • Participating as a member of the ISJC team, including attending regular meetings and events as required
  • Creating and preparing well-researched content, grounded in Christian theology, for the ISJC’s digital communication, including website, social media and email newsletters
  • Creating facilitation resources to help Salvationists globally explore and think deeply about current moral and social issues
  • Coordinating the development and execution of the 2021 Cry For Justice campaign by developing and creating content grounded in quality research that addresses specific issues of social justice, and in the formatting and designing of monthly emails
  • Working closely with the Digital Communications Intern to implement a thorough and well executed social media campaign based on the ISJC focus for 2021 on 21st century moral and social issues
  • Assisting the Senior Research Analyst and ISJC Director in the organisation and planning of an International Moral and Social Issues Symposium to be held in 2021
  • Providing administrative and technical support when needed for tasks related to the work of the International Moral and Social Issues Council
  • Regularly attending United Nations meetings (either in person or virtually) to obtain relevant information on current and emerging social justice issues, and writing reports to be shared online with Salvationists and with International Headquarters
  • Supporting other ISJC staff as and when required

The intern programme will also include

  • Focused learning about the Biblical foundation for social justice
  • Being mentored in weekly sessions for spiritual formation
  • Attending assigned UN Sub-Committee meetings and other UN forums for learning and sharing of Salvation Army experience
  • Meeting regularly with ISJC staff for reflection and input on direction of work
  • Participating in the weekly prayer meetings with the ISJC team and Church Centre of the United Nations, and leading worship as required.

Qualifications and requirements

  • An active Salvationist with a deep faith and commitment to social justice reflected in his/her lifestyle
  • A global perspective and understanding and experience of different cultures
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in undertaking secondary research and ability to communicate concepts in language appropriate for a broad range of audiences
  • Ability to work in a team and engage creatively on issues of social justice as well as to work independently on tasks
  • Desire and passion for learning and growth and a high level of self-motivation
  • Ability to manage several projects at once
  • Ability to work flexible hours when required to accommodate the International work of The Salvation Army
  • High level of computer literacy. Experience in the use of design software such as Canva or Photoshop would be helpful
  • High level of attention to detail.

Contact Laurelle Smith for more information or to apply