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Events Intern

Events Intern

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    Temporary / Interim

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    LImited travel expenses paid

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    Volunteers Team

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    almost 4 years ago

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Right To Play is a global organisation that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. It was founded in 2000 by Johann Olav Koss, a four-time Olympic gold medallist and social entrepreneur. Through playing sports and games, we help children build essential life skills and better futures, while driving social change in their communities.

For over ten years, Right To Play has been bringing smiles to the faces of millions of children living in disadvantaged areas of the world. We build specially designed Sport for Development programmes based on the needs of each community. Our programmes embody the best values of sport and combine other non-sport components to enhance learning. These programmes empower participants and communities and promote sustainability. Our growth, though a testament to the excellence and quality of our programmes, also reflects the great need for the work we do.

Right To Play trains local community leaders to deliver our programmes in 18 countries affected by war, poverty, and disease in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and North America. Right To Play promotes the involvement of all children and youth. We believe that the power of play can transform a child’s life. That’s why we are working in the most disadvantaged areas engaging girls, persons with disabilities, children affected by HIV/AIDS, street children, former child combatants and refugees.

Our work is facilitated by approximately 600 international staff, 14,400 volunteer Coaches and 300 Athlete Ambassadors. With an annual operating budget of $30M, Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has National Offices in the United States, Canada, The Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. 

Right To Play UK was established in 2006 and is aiming to raise £3 million in 2015. 


Reporting directly to the Events Manager, the Events Intern will be working to support the Events team.  

Right To Play UK has a broad special events portfolio, ranging from the annual Big Red Ball to a football tournament at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge, a Women’s Network programme with a range of high profile speakers and a new event for 2016, a Sports Quiz.

This internship position will provide an invaluable opportunity to gain essential skills and experience in fundraising for a leading international sport for development organisation. Professional references will be offered on successful completion of the placement. Previous interns have gone on to good full time positions organisations including, Right To Play International, The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust and Marie Curie.


  • To support the Events team in the management and logistics on delivering key Right To Play UK events (e.g. Big Red Ball Gala, Women’s network programme, and Sports Quiz) including administration and systems
  • To carry out research into new event markets, beneficiary events and the charity event sector in general
  • Other projects and activities as requested by the Events Manager
  • To provide support for the rest of the fundraising team where necessary


E Essential (must have)

D Desirable (asset)

Experience and skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills E
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint E
  • Degree level education or equivalent E
  • Experience of organising an event D
  • Experience in fundraising and/or the charity sector D
  • Proven track record of being able to conduct thorough research D
  • Knowledge and understanding of Sport for Development D

Competencies / personal attributes

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including experience of working with members of the public, consumers, customers or donors E
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to manage a varied workload E
  • Ability to work flexibly & collaboratively in a team with enthusiasm and commitment E
  • Excellent attention to detail E
  • Ability to manage a varied workload, work under pressure and meet deadlines E

Application process: CV and covering letter. In your covering letter, please illustrate how you meet the person specification for this role, including your motivation for applying. Please address these documents to Claire Luckhurst and Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, as and when they are received. Candidates for interview will be contacted to arrange a date for the interview. A written test will be included in the interview process. 

Other Terms and Conditions:

Length of contract: 3 to 4 months (September until end of November)

Location: London SE11 5RR

Remuneration: Limited travel expenses paid. 

Working hours: 9AM – 5PM, 3 -5 days per week (negotiable). This internship will require occasional evening and weekend work, with travel out of London, for which time off in lieu may be taken.

Holidays: Unpaid; time off to be agreed with line manager

Equal Opportunities: The Charity is committed to promoting equal opportunities in all aspects of its business, and maximising the potential of all employees and associates through fair and equal treatment.  It strives to ensure that all of it policies and practices support these aims and principles and works towards an environment where all employees and associates can develop their potential regardless of disability, race, colour, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital or family status, trans-gender status, belief or political opinion.