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The IARS International Institute is one of the world’s leading user-led NGOs with an international mission to give everyone a chance to forge a safer, fairer and more inclusive society. We achieve our charitable aims by producing evidence-based solutions to current social problems, sharing best practice and by supporting young people.

Led by its Director, Dr. Claire Bonham and staffed with a dedicated team of experts, interns and volunteers, the IARS International Institute is known for its user-led robust, independent, evidence-based approach to solving current social problems. We are acknowledged internationally for our expertise in justice, equality and youth. We have delivered projects in areas such as restorative justice, rehabilitation, human rights and inclusion, citizenship, public services and user-led research evaluation. 

Placement description

We are currently looking for a social media and video editing volunteer to help us spread the word. This is an unpaid position and the time commitment required is 1 to 2 days a week. The duration of the placement is flexible, however you will need 1 month to learn how to use all the required software so we do not recommend that you apply for less than 2 months if you intend to volunteer only 1 day a week. If you would like to volunteer at least 3 days a week, then we are open to considering shorter placements.

Key tasks:

External Communications

  • To assist in management of websites and newsletters.
  • To assist in management reporting of social media accounts.
  • To produce, design and update multimedia content, especially videos promoting IARS’ work. 


  • To undertake all tasks respecting IARS’ Equality and Diversity Policy as well as its founding values.
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Communications Manager. 

We welcome applications from a wide range of backgrounds. This placement does not require a higher education degree. We particularly want to encourage applications from young people (age >14) and from under-represented backgrounds.

Person Specification: Social media and video editing intern
Knowledge & Experience  

Knowledge of video editing and social media management software or willingness to learn


Skills & Abilities Good written, oral and communication skills. 


Attention to detail. 


Ability to work independently.







Empathy with the aims and objects of IARS


How to apply

There is no fixed deadline for applications and we will be interviewing candidates on a rolling basis. Early applications are encouraged. Please send your CV or a brief description of yourself, your skills and your motivations to