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Statewatch is looking for two volunteers for our London office: one to assist with our Library of books and grey material on UK political and activist history; and one to assist with ongoing work on EU justice and home affairs policies and practice.
We expect volunteers to have a high level of interest in the issues that we cover and some evidence that they have already done some work or been engaged in activities even at a college or community-based level on the issues we cover in our work, such as state surveillance, police powers, biometrics and databases, migration and border controls, and racism and fascism.
Volunteers will be asked to commit themselves for a minimum of 4 months, for one day each week (11:00-17:00). Our preferred days are either a Wednesday or Thursday (for the Library).
Volunteers will be paid their costs for travel (this applies only to London) and lunch. Our office is located on Fleet Street.
What we ask of volunteers
A programme of work will be agreed between you and us. It could include:
What you can expect from us
The application process
If you are interested in volunteering:
1) Send us a short statement (no more than 300 words) on why you are interested in volunteering with us;
2) Please indicate whether you are interested in the EU Justice and Home Affairs position or the Library one;
3) Attach a CV
4) Attach a sample of your written work.
And send to volunteer [at] statewatch.org before 17:00 on 16 September 2018.
Those selected for interview will hear from us soon after this date.
Statewatch is a non-profit-making voluntary group founded in 1991. It is comprised of lawyers, academics, journalists, researchers and community activists. Its European network of contributors is drawn from 18 countries. Statewatch encourages the publication of investigative journalism and critical research in Europe the fields of the state, justice and home affairs, civil liberties, accountability and openness.
To find out more about our work, we suggest potential volunteers spend some time examining the Statewatch website.
Statewatch is an equal opportunities employer.
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