The Benefits of Unpaid Internships (Brighton Housing Trust Intern Programme) You’d think interns needed rescuing from indentured servitude, after all the kerfuffle about them at The Big Debate last week, but my unpaid internship with Brighton Housing Trust was just the job. Business people of Brighton and Hove voted in favour of limiting unpaid internships to six months on Wednesday after heated discussions at The Big Debate. I agree that interns should be paid the living wage whenever possible — and internships kept short — but for me an unpaid internship has paid off. I’m four months into a six-month placement as Intern Fundraising and Publicity Officer at Brighton Housing […]
It’s nanowrimo again – the time of the year when all common sense goes out of the window and you try to write a novel in a month. Just for kicks. Nanowrimo is great fun but it isn’t for the squeamish. If you’re serious about completing nanowrimo then you shouldn’t be reading this but, for what it’s worth, this is the method that works for me. Here are some quick tips and dirty tricks to help get you through the month.
The Spring 2013 issue of Our Voice magazine is out in print and online. I’m proud to be the chief subeditor for this magazine, and the group are a brilliant bunch to work with. Alongside all the usual goodness, there’s two features by me: a two-page centre spread profile on Amnesty International Brighton & Hove group, who I do media and campaign work for, and a ‘just for fun’ piece on ‘Bibliomancy’ to help kids with their creative blocks (think writing, not LEGO). Check it out! Our Voice is the magazine of Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project, which provides practical support to low-income and unwaged individuals and families. Services include […]