Communications Intern (Unpaid)

Part time
Type of work: 
Type of work: 
Type of work: 
ALONE is a national organisation who support older people to age at home

ALONE is a national organisation who support older people to age at home. We provide direct, frontline services to people aged 60 and over, through the coordination of supports, volunteer activation, housing with support and the application of knowledge and technology. We have more than 600 volunteers and 100 plus homes for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. We provide scalable, transferable, effective services that can be purchased, replicated or shared.

The ALONE Communications intern will assist the Communications and Fundraising Team with all aspects of communications, advertising and marketing.  The ideal candidate would be energetic, hard-working, social media and web-savvy, and brimming with ideas about creative ways to engage audiences in ALONE’s mission. While helping with a wide range of projects, the successful intern will gain hands-on experience in many aspects of communications, while also gaining a good understanding of an independent non-profit organisation.

Role description:

  • Collate relevant case studies from older people and volunteers.
  • Support with the writing and distribution of quarterly newsletter as well as monthly updates to volunteers
  • Update of web and social media as relevant
  • Google adwords
  • Media monitoring
  • Recording and filing of research documents, news items and ALONE coverage
  • Recording of relevant Communications Statistics
  • Ensure staff are familiar with and adhere to ALONE brand guidelines
  • Carry out surveys/research projects with volunteers and older people
  • Assist with planning and promotion of communications events
  • Assist in the design of template communication materials (e.g. corporate proposals, newsletters etc)
  • Assist with communications admin as appropriate

Skills Required

  • Qualification in communications, multimedia, public relations or journalism an advantage
  • Highly motivated person with a keen interest in older people’s issues.
  • Proficient with on-line communications.
  • Flexible, open and dependable
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Knowledge of video editing tools, Word Press and Graphic design while not a requirement, would be desirable.

Places of work:

You will be based at our head offices at Pleasant Street except when duties assigned are of an Outreach Nature   (please note expenses incurred for travel and other sundries will be reimbursed with all relevant receipts received) 

Hours of work: (3 Days) – 6 Months contract

9am-5pm Monday – Friday (negotiable)

Support and Supervision:

You will receive a full Induction into the Organisation and each specific department prior to undertaking any duties. Your input will be valued and welcomed as a “fresh pair of eyes” and where possible we encourage you to make suggestions and provide feedback to staff. An assigned Mentorwill be available to provide support and supervision during your placement and to review with you on a regular basis any concerns or issues arising. 

Please note the above duties are not exhaustive and a level of flexibility is required in this role.      

Application details: 

Applications by email to include cover letter and CV to

Co. Dublin
Closing date: 
31 Oct 2017