Proofreaders – English native speakers

Area of Internship: Editing, proofreadings

Time Commitment: flexible – at least 10 hours/week

Position: Volunteer/unpaid

People in Need (PIN) is a Czech-based Non-Governmental Organization that provides relief and development assistance in over 20 countries around the world. Formed in 1992, PIN has grown to be the biggest organisation of its kind in Central Europe, providing relief where it is needed, and empowering civil society in Czech Republic, Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia. People in Need activities are focused on four main areas: Emergency Relief and Development Coordination, Human Rights, Social Integration Programs, and Educational Programs.

Main responsibilities:

  • volunteers are primarily responsible for English-language communications material
  • proofreading and editing both documents and our web-site in collaboration with the authors
  • depending on the volunteer’s interests and experience, further tasks include specific development sector research, monitoring media coverage of development issues, 

Requirements:

  • interest in the non-profit sector, international development, human rights, international relations, communications
  • strong English-language writing skills - being able to put texts that have been written by non-native speakers into correct and appropriate English
  • experience with editing, proofreadings
  • engagement

PIN offers:

  • an insight into the workings of a large NGO, and a range of development and human rights issues
  • work from home
  • flexible hours