Life interning at Street Child Barcelona


Who are we?

We are the operational headquarters of the independent European branch of the Global Street Child network. Each intern in our office represents a specific country that we work in. At the moment we work out of eight European counties: Italy, France, Deutschland , Nederland, Norden, Espana, Switzerland, Danmark.

Our philosophy

Our team is comprised of energetic and likeminded young students and graduates. For our interns this will often be their first professional experience. Even in this case, our interns are given important responsibilities and the opportunity to propose their new ideas. For this reason we are always looking for people who are self-motivated, pro-active and innovative, with the ability to use their initiative and work independently. We also seek those with a strong interest in the non-profit sector and in Street Child’s mission. Finally, a willingness to be flexible, have fun and enjoy a laugh with the team is essential!

What we do in Barcelona?

Through fundraising and marketing activities, we raise funds for external projects and spread awareness for Street Child’s cause. Everyday our team conducts country-based research to find new financial opportunities in the form on donors, foundation, corporate partners. In addition, we design marketing and communication strategies in order to cultivate a unique global identity.

Where we work

Our office is located in the centre of one the most vibrant and diverse cities on earth. We work in a charming office shared with a local radio station. It is a historic building, with panoramic views into La Placa Reial, one of the most popular sites in the centre of Barcelona.

 
 

What can you do?

You will be part of a small team led by the EU Development and Marketing Manager. Below are some examples of your responsibilities, and for a more detailed overview of the positions, look here for the IVP intern position, and here for the Marketing and Fundraising position.

MArketing and Fundraising Interns

  • Fundraising research: find and contact new funding prospects including trusts, foundations and major donors.

  • Foundations proposal writing: write funding proposals for trusts and foundations using knowledge of previous, current and upcoming Street Child projects.

  • Marketing and Communications: promote local and international events, update the website, manage digital marketing, email marketing and social media.

  • Volunteer coordination: manage the existing volunteer base and help recruit new volunteers to the network.

  • Business development: build and manage collaborations and partnerships with other organizations and companies.  

  • Event management: support planned events and develop new ideas.

International Volunteer Programme Coordinator

  • International Volunteer Coordination: expand and promote our international volunteering program with strategic marketing. Assist in recruitment of the international volunteers and support them with fundraising and other practicalities.

  • Business development: build and manage collaborations and partnerships with other organizations and companies.

  • Marketing and Communications: promote local and international events, update the website, manage digital marketing, email marketing and social media.

  • Fundraising:  help in the design and implementation of various fundraising activities.

Event management: support planned events and develop new ideas


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Bianca, EU Trust and Foundations Coordinator (Italia): “In my role I have learned to take responsibility as well as to lead a team efficiently. I will use this experience to pursue similar positions in the future.”

King Arthur

Arthur, International Volunteer Coordinator (United Kingdom): “I have had a great experience with Street Child. I have worked on some really cool projects. A personal highlight was meeting with some of the UK team and the CEO Tom. Learning from them was really enlightening.”

See more testimonies about our internships, here and to learn more about our office, read here.