INSP announces new internship opportunity

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INSP has today announced a new internship opportunity within our editorial and communications team.

The six-month opportunity, based in the charity’s Glasgow office, will see the successful candidate work on INSP’s unique News Service, which provides articles and images to street papers across our global network.

They will also gain valuable experience working on our social media accounts, and writing for the INSP website.

INSP chief executive Maree Aldam said: “The unique nature of our work – supporting a global network of social justice publications – offers really interesting editorial experience for interns and volunteers.

“Over the years we have run a number of successful internships and we are incredibly grateful for the support and hard work of our INSP interns.

“We are delighted to be able to offer this position now at a particularly exciting time in our development, as we launch this new website and develop our member support and communication.”

INSP’s current editorial officer, Laura Smith, is also a former intern at INSP. She said of the experience: “It was awesome.

“Working as an editorial intern with INSP was a highly rewarding experience. Not only did it allow me to develop as a writer, it also opened my eyes to the work of street papers around the world and has played a huge part in shaping my career.

“The skills gained during my internship helped me secure a position as a full time journalist with STV.

Laura added: “Having been inspired by the work of INSP and its members, I’m very happy to have returned to the INSP News Service in a full time role.”

Applications for the role are open now, and the closing date is 5pm on 12 August.

Full details on the internship are available here.