Singapore Public Relations Fellowship: 2020 – 2021

Looking to volunteer your time to help bring access to justice to migrant workers? If you have a talent for telling stories through words or pictures, then we would love to have you on board.

Volunteers will gain hands-on experience in public relations, work closely with JWB staff across the region. Those interested in making a difference for migrant workers are welcome to apply. Only 10-15 hours a week for a minimum of three months required.

Job Description: The Fellows will assist with writing, visual communications, including designing corporate collaterals, story-boarding, photo/video shooting and editing. They will also provide support in strategic research and content development/management for JWB’s public relations, social media platforms and digital assets. Work also includes supporting other public relations projects, including fundraising, event management, administration and supporting out staff generally. The Fellows will gain hands-on experience in public relations and work alongside other JWB Fellows, volunteers and staff across the region.

The Fellowship is a professional engagement with students or adult volunteers who are treated as junior staff in the organisation. While experience with migrant worker issues is an advantage, it is not required. We are looking for people who are passionate about social justice, are self-motivated, resourceful, able to work in a team and not afraid to take on new challenges outside their comfort zone.  We regularly receive very positive feedback from our volunteers who find their time with us fun and fulfilling!

About Justice Without Borders
Justice Without Borders (JWB) is a regional charity that supports victims of labour exploitation and human trafficking in seeking civil compensation against their abusers, even after returning home. Our offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia are developing the networks, knowledge and know-how needed for cross-border civil litigation, so that migrant workers can access justice wherever they are.

In Singapore, JWB works with migrant aid organisations and lawyers. Most clients are low-wage migrant domestic workers from Indonesia or the Philippines who have been exploited or abused by employers or employment agencies in Hong Kong or Singapore. Many of these workers face pressure to return home, where they encounter enormous difficulties pursuing civil claims across borders.

Candidate Qualifications

Required:
Skills or interest in visual communications, such as graphic design, videography, photo editing and branding.
Fluency in English, with strong written and oral communications skills.
Ability to work well in a team, managing tasks assigned to the entire group.
Strong organisational skills, ability to manage multiple tasks with different deadlines.
Resourceful, self-directed, ability to take initiative and actively address issues that come up in the flow of work.
Have their own laptop with Microsoft Office products and ability to communicate via web applications (email, calendar) throughout the day.
Professional. JWB treats its Fellows as professionals and entrusts high levels of responsibility in them accordingly.
Interest in NGO work.

Welcome but not required:
Speaking and writing ability in Bahasa Indonesia or Tagalog.
Knowledge of WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite or SEO/SEM.

Time commitment
Part-time position over the following period:
(20 Aug 2020 – 31 March 2021)
10-15 hours per week, minimum 3 months stint.

Other information
Please indicate your period of availability in your application.
JWB’s office is at 16 Kallang Place, near Bendemeer MRT.

This is an unpaid fellowship.

To Apply
Please submit a one-page cover letter, CV and a writing sample of no more than ten (10) pages to david@forjusticewithoutborders.org.

Applications close on 30 August 2020.

Interviews for shortlisted applicants will take place between 5 August – 30 August 2020. Questions about the Fellowship? E-mail us today.