Less Meat Less Heat (LMLH) is a grassroots, non-profit organisation dedicated to shifting societal attitudes towards meat consumption and curtailing agriculture’s damaging influence on the global climate. We aim to educate the public about the environmental impact of their food choices through tools such as our 'Climatarian Challenge' app, which helps users track the carbon footprint of their diet. Through helping individuals transition to low-carbon eating habits we aim to leverage the power of individual action, while at the same time working with business and government to introduce policies mitigating the impact of livestock agriculture on global warming.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a passionate and communications driven individual to gain experience in a not for profit setting. The Media and Communications Intern will nurture Less Meat Less Heat's growing online community and focus their efforts on engaging online supporters.
The role will involve ongoing communication with our audiences on relevant online and social media platforms. In practice, this could mean anything from writing interesting blog articles and compiling social media posts, to responding to comments on Facebook, and generating new online content.
For candidates interested in media, there will also be opportunities to pitch and contribute to articles in national and international press. LMLH has worked with numerous media platforms including BBC Radio, Vogue, and The Sydney Morning Herald.
Please note that as a small organisation, the role will also involve necessary administrative duties, including helping with fundraising, and donor administration.
This is a 4 month, voluntary position. The successful candidate will be offered a £100 stipend to cover travel and incidental costs for the 4 month period. Ideally, the successful candidate would work directly with the CEO in a central London location 1 day per week, and also work an equivalent of 8 extra hours remotely from home (totally 16 hours per week).
In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with fantastic experience and references, and the knowledge you will be working for an organisation committed to making a difference.
Ideal candidates will have studied or be currently studying digital marketing, creative writing, community engagement, advertising, communications, journalism, media, or another relevant field.
The candidate must engage regularly with social media, either for personal or professional use.
Experience handling communications or social media for another organisation will be looked upon favourably. As will experience in graphic and/or web design (for example creating online and printed materials such as infographics, brochures and videos).
The successful candidate must have highly developed oral and written communication skills, including high competence in editing and writing in plain English. They should also possess the ability to multi-task and prioritise effectively, while working independently and within a small team.
A genuine interest in climate change advocacy and a passion for our mission is a must.
We welcome creative ideas. If you do not meet all of the stated criteria, but believe you have the skills and passion to make a difference, we encourage you to provide a brief description detailing how you can make a valuable contribution.
The internship is about you. We not only want to hear about your experience, we also want to hear about why you want to join the team, and what you hope to get from your experience. So please include this information in your application.