Making Myself Heard: The story of my Reader internship

Today we say goodbye to our wonderful Reading Resources Intern, Nikki. It’s been a joy having her with us and she’s been kind enough to write about her experience here at Reader HQ in Calderstones:

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Read of the Week: Seńor Vivo and the Coca Lord by Louis de Berniéres

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This week’s Read comes courtesy of Miranda, our Reading Resources Intern who suggests Seńor Vivo and the Coco Lord by Louis de Berniéres.

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The Hidden Treasure within Liverpool Central Library

panoramicWith Liverpool Literary Festival soon approaching, our Intern Lauren thought she’d get herself into the bibliophile festive spirit and take her first ever trip to Liverpool Central Library… and what a lovely morning it truly was.

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The Opposite of Loneliness: Life As A Newly-Graduated Intern

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With much of the world in ‘back to school’ mode, many new graduates may be feeling a bit lost but fear not! Reassuring words from literature and our Communications Intern, Lauren Holland.

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Internships at The Reader Organisation

Do you want to gain an insight into what it’s like to work for a dynamic and ever-growing charity, gaining in practical, stimulating and valuable skills and experience? The Reader Organisation is looking for an intern like you…

Internships at The Reader Organisation cover a wide-range of engaging and exciting activities, all of which will play a significant role in helping us to grow in the coming months. Our latest round of internships are open for application now, and we’re on the look-out for five keen, energetic graduate-level individuals to join us at our Head Office in Liverpool for a four-month internship.

These internships will last for sixteen weeks, for a total of 21/25 hours per week (unpaid, but with travel expenses paid). Current roles are:

Previous interns at The Reader Organisation have gone on to take up posts such as Editor at Vintage Books, Marketing Manager at Princes Ltd, Digital Executive at a design company, Marketing Assistant at an architect’s firm, Accountant Graduate Scheme at KPMG, and a variety of positions within The Reader Organisation, including our current Communications Assistant, Research Administration Assistant and Development Manager.

How to apply

Please complete the required application form and return by email to jobs@thereader.org.uk or in post to The Reader Organisation, The Friary Centre, Bute Street, Liverpool L5 3LA.

Deadline for all applications is Friday 1st June at midday. You will be notified if you are to be called for interview by the end of the day on Wednesday 6th June. If you have not heard from us by then, you have been unsuccessful. Volume of applications may make replies to everyone impossible.

Interviews will be held at The Reader Organisation Head Office at The Friary Centre, Bute Street, Liverpool on Thursday 7th June 2012.

If you have any queries, please call The Reader Organisation on 0151 207 7207.

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My experience so far has been overwhelmingly positive and hugely beneficial to my professional and personal development. Much of this is down to the staff and environment here – the work can be challenging but there is a huge sense of achievement when it is completed successfully and I couldn’t have asked for nicer colleagues.

I have been given a wide range of responsibilities, gained valuable experience in different areas of the organisation, and gained new skills or built on my existing ones.

 (Current intern)

Once again, The Reader Organisation are on the look out for four keen, energetic, graduate-level individuals who want to take on a sixteen-week internship with us in our Head Office in Liverpool. Our internships give you the opportunity to gain practical and stimulating work experience as part of a dymanic and growing charity.

These sixteen-week internships are for 25 hours per week (unpaid, but with travel expenses paid).

Previous interns at The Reader Organisation have gone on to take up posts such as Editor at Vintage books, Marketing Manager at Princes Ltd, Digital Executive at a design company, Marketing Assistant at an architect’s firm, Accountant Graduate Scheme at KPMG, and a variety of positions within The Reader Organisation, including our current Communications Assistant, Research Administration Assistant and Development Manager.

How to apply

Please read the job descriptions (above) in full and complete this application form and return by email to jobs@thereader.org.uk or in post to The Reader Organisation, The Friary Centre, Bute Street, Liverpool L5 3LA.

Deadline for applications is 9am on 13th February 2012. You will be notified if you are to be called for interview by the end of the day on 15th February 2012. If you have not heard from us by then, you have been unsuccessful. Volume of applications may make replies to everyone impossible.

Interviews will be held at The Reader Organisation Office on 21st February 2012.

If you have any queries, please call The Reader Organisation on 0151 207 7207.

Internships – Deadline Extended

**Applications close Friday 11th February. Interviews take place Wednesday 23rd February**

We are looking for four keen, energetic, graduate-level individuals who want to gain useful experience of working in a dynamic, progressive national charity’s Head Office in Liverpool:

•    Communications Intern
(click here for full details)

•    Finance and Accounting Intern
(click here for full details)

•    Arts Administration Intern
(click here for full details)

•    Research (Political) Intern
(click here for full details)

 

These posts are for a 4 month period.  These are full-time, unpaid roles, with expenses paid.

Previous interns at The Reader Organisation have gone on to take up posts such as Editor at Vintage books, Marketing Manager at Princes Ltd, Digital Executive at a design company, Marketing Assistant at an architect’s firm, Accountant Graduate Scheme at KPMG, and a variety of positions within The Reader Organisation, including our current Communications Assistant, Training Administrator and National Development Manager.

This was an extremely rewarding experience both professionally and personally. I was trusted early with a varied body of roles and responsibilities – from events management, to promotions, to media relations – which not only provided the opportunity to step straight on the learning curve, but also, crucially, the confidence to express myself and trust my judgment(s). The team is warm and welcoming, truly in love with TRO’s drive towards a ‘reading revolution’. It was a great working environment: encouraging creativity and nurturing individuality. Not every intern can say they get out what they put in – and more! By the end of the four months I felt proud of what I’d achieved, and grateful for being part of such an inspiring charity.”

Leila Green, past Communications Intern

About The Reader Organisation:

The Reader Organisation is a pioneering charity that works to bring about social change by sharing great literature. We make it possible for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to engage with reading, build community and improve individual wellbeing.

Our Reading Revolution aims to put reading at the heart of life, and, sentence by sentence, line by line, to build shared meanings between otherwise disconnected people. That might mean individuals living in a dementia care home or children in care of the local authority, adults trying to construct a life away from drugs, or with a serious and debilitating illness. It also extends across the social spectrum to senior managers in multinational companies, or gifted sixth formers, or retired medical practitioners who have suffered a stroke. We call it a revolution because we want it to affect everyone.

To find out more about The Reader Organisation please visit our website: www.thereader.org.uk

Internships

**Deadline extended: applications close Friday 11th February. Interviews take place Wednesday 23rd February**

 

We are looking for four keen, energetic, graduate-level individuals who want to gain useful experience of working in a dynamic, progressive national charity’s Head Office in Liverpool:

•    Communications Intern
(click here for full details)

•    Finance and Accounting Intern
(click here for full details)

•    Arts Administration Intern
(click here for full details)

•    Research (Political) Intern
(click here for full details)

 

These posts are for a 4 month period.  These are full-time, unpaid roles, with expenses paid.

Previous interns at The Reader Organisation have gone on to take up posts such as Editor at Vintage books, Marketing Manager at Princes Ltd, Digital Executive at a design company, Marketing Assistant at an architect’s firm, Accountant Graduate Scheme at KPMG, and a variety of positions within The Reader Organisation, including our current Communications Assistant, Training Administrator and National Development Manager.

This was an extremely rewarding experience both professionally and personally. I was trusted early with a varied body of roles and responsibilities – from events management, to promotions, to media relations – which not only provided the opportunity to step straight on the learning curve, but also, crucially, the confidence to express myself and trust my judgment(s). The team is warm and welcoming, truly in love with TRO’s drive towards a ‘reading revolution’. It was a great working environment: encouraging creativity and nurturing individuality. Not every intern can say they get out what they put in – and more! By the end of the four months I felt proud of what I’d achieved, and grateful for being part of such an inspiring charity.”

Leila Green, past Communications Intern

About The Reader Organisation:

The Reader Organisation is a pioneering charity that works to bring about social change by sharing great literature. We make it possible for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to engage with reading, build community and improve individual wellbeing.

Our Reading Revolution aims to put reading at the heart of life, and, sentence by sentence, line by line, to build shared meanings between otherwise disconnected people. That might mean individuals living in a dementia care home or children in care of the local authority, adults trying to construct a life away from drugs, or with a serious and debilitating illness. It also extends across the social spectrum to senior managers in multinational companies, or gifted sixth formers, or retired medical practitioners who have suffered a stroke. We call it a revolution because we want it to affect everyone.

To find out more about The Reader Organisation please visit our website: www.thereader.org.uk

 

Communications Internship: Applications Open

Learn valuable work experience in a leading arts organisation: join the lively and committed team at The Reader Organisation, a charity which is working to bring about a reading revolution – bringing books to life by reading together.

This was an extremely rewarding experience both professionally and personally. I was trusted early with a varied body of roles and responsibilities – from events management, to promotions, to media relations – which not only provided the opportunity to step straight on the learning curve, but also, crucially, the confidence to express myself and trust my judgment(s). The team is warm and welcoming, truly in love with TRO’s drive towards a ‘reading revolution’. It was a great working environment: encouraging creativity and nurturing individuality. Not every intern can say they get out what they put in – and more! By the end of the four months I felt proud of what I’d achieved, and grateful for being part of such an inspiring charity. In fact, I hope to continue my work at The Reader Organisation beyond my internship!

Leila Green, past Communications Intern

Internship details

Our Communications Internship offers you work experience in a variety of areas, including: events management, publicity and PR, marketing and online communications; as well as working with other members of the Operations Team.

Hours: 37 hours per week
Remuneration: Travel expenses paid
Reporting to: Communications Manager
Start date: Monday 25th October
End date: Friday 25th February
(Dates are flexible)

View full details of the internship here.

Please send your CV and covering letter to Jen Tomkins, Communications Manager: jentomkins@thereader.org.uk or The Reader Organisation, 19 Abercromby Square, L69 7ZG.

Deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday 8th October 2010.

Interviews will be held at The Reader Organisation offices at 19 Abercromby Square on Friday 15th October 2010.