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Communications Intern

  • Part time or Internship
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th August 2019

  • Advertised from 12th August 2019
  • Remuneration – equivalent to National Living Wage. 12 week internship, working pattern is agreeable with the successful candidate but should be between 3-5 days per week (approx. 20 hours per week)


The MS Society is here for everyone effected by MS. Whether you have MS, or care about someone who does, our community is here for you through the highs, lows and everything in between.

We understand what life’s like with MS. And we know together we are stronger. We’re researching, writing, campaigning and fighting. Running, walking, caring and talking.

Together, we are strong enough to stop MS.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast paced team, working across lots of different areas. Are you a high energy, quick learning team player with an interest in communications? Then we want to hear from you.

To apply for the post please send your CV and a one page cover letter detailing your interest and experience to

For more information contact Rebecca Duff,

What will the internship involve?

Based in the MS Scotland head office in Ratho you will work alongside the whole Policy and Communications team.

Your main focus will be to:

· Generate content and administer our social media channels

· Write press releases and blogs

· Provide support to fundraising and services colleagues, promoting their projects through our social media channels and press

· Generate and pilot new ways of delivering our multi-channel communications

· Provide support to the wider policy and communications team as required.

How the programme will benefit you

Our interns benefit from the opportunity to:

· Gain invaluable experience with a nationally recognised employer

· Acquire and develop office-based competencies related to career goals and interests

· Gain insight in to the day-to-day activities of one of the UK’s leading charities

· Gain experience of working as part of a dynamic and vibrant team environment

Key skills

You’ll develop key skills including;

· Communications analysis

· Marketing

· Key message testing

· Communicating complex ideas

You’ll gain knowledge and insight into;

· Policy and communications in a major national charity

· Different communications channels and how to best utilise these

· Working collaboratively with other third sector organisations

Useful information about the position

· This is a 12 week internship

· Working pattern is agreeable with the successful candidate but should be between 3-5 days per week (approx. 20 hours per week)

· Remuneration – equivalent to National Living Wage

Application notes

How to apply

· In order to apply for this role, please submit an updated CV and supporting statement.

· Completed applications are to be sent to

· We are committed to promoting equality and diversity. We would be grateful if you could complete our equality and diversity monitoring form on our website and submit it with your application.

· Closing date for applications is 9am on Tuesday 27th August 2019.