Research Intern

London (Central), London (Greater)
28 Jun 2018
15 Jul 2018
Research Intern
Hours per month
10 to 20 hours, 20 to 30 hours

Job summary

As Research Intern you will support our ambition to conduct and share high quality research on street-connected children, including supporting the delivery of a street child conference, keeping the Global Resource Centre up-to-date and contributing to Consortium for Street Children’s research priorities.

Working hours: Part-time (2-4 days per week) flexible timing
Location: CSC’s offices in Bethnal Green, London
Expenses: This is an unpaid volunteering opportunity.
Expenses reimbursed to a flat rate of £20 per day
Reporting: Direct reporting to the Advocacy and Research Manager
Duration: Six months preferred but flexible

About the Consortium for Street Children

The Consortium for Street Children (CSC) is the global network that raises children in street situations voices, promotes their rights and improves their lives. We do this through advocacy, research and network development and have 100+ members working in 130 countries around the world. Our Network comprises members from grassroots organisations, international organisations, individuals and a federation of street-connected children.

Specific responsibilities


- Supporting the Research Manager and Officer in conducting research on the CSC research priorities on street-connected children.
- Making existing research / literature available and accessible to CSC members.
- Supporting the organisation of the CSC street child conference
- Updating the Global Resource Centre, including the online library
- Supporting the engagement with the CSC Research Forum

Support the creation of the online legal landscape
- Supporting the Advocacy Officer with review of law and policy research on street-connected children.
- Conducting research on statistics and facts on street-connected children around the world.

- Carry out any other duties within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job.
- Providing ad hoc administrative support to the CSC team including minute taking and co-ordination of meetings; and
- Abide by all CSC Policies, Regulations and Procedures

Person specification

- Experience conducting desk research
- Experience of working with a membership organisation / Network / NGO (desirable)

Skills and Abilities
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent attention to detail
- Ability to work on own initiative
- Ability to research and convey complex information into clear briefs
- Spanish and/or French language skills (desirable)

- Knowledge of human rights law (especially relating to children) and international development issues
- Research methodologies

- Degree level or equivalent (Human rights law/ Development/ Political Science/ Economics/ Public Health)

Other requirements
- Commitment to realising street children’s rights
- A proactive self-starter who is keen to be part of a small team making a big difference



To apply for this role, please send a CV and short cover letter, outlining how you meet the job criteria and why you’re suitable for this post to by 15th July 2018.

Interviews will commence between of 18th and 26th July 2018.

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