Join us as an intern

Paid internships at Dot Dot Dot

Dot Dot Dot has ongoing opportunities for interns within our team.   These roles are paid at the London Living Wage (£9.15/hour), and are temporary positions, usually for three month periods.

We welcome applications for these roles at any time – if we are not seeking a new intern when you apply, we will keep your application on file until we are.

The role

Job title: Paid intern

Location: Based in our office in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – 2 minutes’ walk from DLR.

Working hours:  Full time.  Some evening work may be required.

Time-frame: These are temporary roles, usually for a period of three months.

Duties and purpose of the role: The intern will support all aspects of the day-to-day running of Dot Dot Dot while gaining experience of working within a fast-growing social enterprise.

Duties will include a range of the following tasks:

  • Assisting with handling applications from potential property guardians and organising information meetings we hold for them;
  • Assisting with organising flat viewings for new guardians;
  • Contributing to helping the guardians to find appropriate voluntary roles;
  • Liaising with third sector organisations to allow our guardians to make the greatest possible impact through their volunteering;
  • Supporting us in initiating local volunteering projects in the areas where we manage properties;
  • Gathering information from our property guardians on their volunteering achievements, and assisting in drawing this information together into regular reports;
  • Assisting with the development of our model for supporting volunteering and for making a meaningful contribution to the communities where we work;
  • Administrative tasks – filing, maintaining spreadsheets, getting keys cut, running errands etc.

We try to offer our interns first-hand experience of growing a successful and innovative social enterprise, and of supporting people to get involved in volunteering.

Essential requirements:

  • Proven commitment to creating a positive social impact through paid and/or voluntary work;
  • Well-organised and proactive with excellent attention to detail;
  • Strong people skills – adept at working with a wide range of people;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently and to work effectively within a team;
  • Practical – willing to get stuck in with the day-to-day tasks involved in running a business;
  • Creative – able to contribute ideas to shaping and growing this social enterprise, and developing our model to create social impact;
  • IT competence.

How to apply

We would like you to explain, in a cover letter of no more than 750 words, why you are excited about this role, why you are suited to it, and why you fulfil the role requirements, focussing especially on:

  • your commitment to creating a positive social impact through what you do;
  • your reliability and attention to detail;
  • your strong people skills.

Please send this letter with a CV of no more than two pages to Katharine Hibbert via .

Please make it clear in your application when you would be available to start in this role, and how your future availability will be affected by future commitments such as studying or other internships.

If you have any questions about the role, please email them to the address above.


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