Closed: VWEX with a social enterprise set-up to empower young people to engage with politics

I have a voice

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I have a voice is a social enterprise that has been set-up to empower young people to engage with politics by enhancing their knowledge of the political system. During the week you will produce a plan for a political campaign on an issue that matters to you and present an interactive session on your issue to your peers.

Over the course of a week you`ll be asked to:

Research social issues and what`s going on in Parliament to create blogs, newsletter content and prepare social media posts using a range of online tools. Conduct market research and learn how to create a stakeholder list (i.e. who do you need to engage with to make your idea a success). Act as advisors about what issues matter to young people and their current level of engagement with politics. Gain insight into how to run a campaign on an issue that matters to you.

The only requirement is that you care about the world around you and want to learn more about how you can use your voice to create change. You`ll be a team player, creative, curious, open-minded and respect the views of others even when they differ to your own.

Many of the students who have done work experience with us before are still campaigning. One group has even met with a Minister!

Skills/Experiences You Will Gain:

Communication Skills
Digital marketing
Document writing
Problem solving
Interpersonal skills
Time management
Team work
Project work

Great For Students Who Are:

Team Player
Willing to learn

Candidate Questions

Below are a number of questions which you will need to answer to apply for this opportunity.
Passion: What cause(s) are you are passionate about? Please also explain why.