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									Public Relations & Events Intern

About Tommy’s
Tommy’s was started in 1992 by two Obstetricians who wanted to make pregnancy and
childbirth safer for all. We don’t know enough about why pregnancies go wrong and so it
is not surprising that:

•      1 in 4 women loses a baby during pregnancy or birth
•      Around 50,000 babies are born prematurely in the UK each year
•      Around 3,000 babies are stillborn every year in the UK.

Each baby lost represents a tragedy for the family concerned. It touches the lives of
almost every household in the UK. We are also concerned about the lifelong implications
suffered by many children who are born too soon, or too small.

Tommy’s exists to change all this. We fund medical research and provide information on
the causes and prevention of miscarriage, premature birth and stillbirth. Tommy’s funds
three centres of maternal and fetal health: one in London at St Thomas’ Hospital, one in
Manchester at St Mary’s Hospital, and the Queen’s Medical Research Institute in
Edinburgh. In addition Tommy’s funds research grants in hospitals around the UK.

Tommy’s believes that all parents should have the opportunity to maximise their chances
of having a healthy pregnancy. Tommy’s provides information to parents-to-be about
how to minimise the risk factors.

Our trustees cover a wide variety of interests from medicine to banking, media and
sport. We employ around 20 staff, we currently raise approximately £3m per year.

We are a professional charity with a cause which deeply touches many people. And we
still find time to enjoy what we do!

We value our volunteers, and we ensure that no volunteer applicant is unfairly treated on
any grounds. We recognise that volunteers require satisfying work and we aim to help
volunteers meet this need, although we do not introduce volunteers to replace paid
employees. Tommy’s staff at all levels work positively with volunteers and, where
appropriate, will actively seek to involve them in their work.

We are committed to investing in our volunteers’ development in the work place. So we
provide support and training to enable our volunteers to enhance their volunteering work
with us, and to broaden their opportunities in the wider community.
Internship overview
Project description:                PR & Events Intern
Named contact in Tommy’s:           Vicky Hubbard

Purpose of Internship
To assist with the smooth daily running of the Tommy’s press office, and to lend
PR and administrative support in the run up to our Let’s Get Baby Friendly
Awards ceremony on 18 March 2011 at the Langham Hotel in London.

In return you will gain valuable public relations work experience in the charity
sector, develop understanding of how to manage celebrity relations and have the
change get involved in a high-profile event.

About the Awards
Now in their 16th year, Tommy’s Let’s Get Baby Friendly Awards are designed to
recognise the vital support that friends, family and health professionals offer
couples in the UK, as well as the companies that are doing their bit to go the
extra mile and make life easy for new parents.

We are expecting about 150 guests at this year’s ceremony, including celebrity
mums and dads, medical professionals and various corporate supporters.

Hours:             4/5 days per week

Expenses:          This is a voluntary internship: expenses to cover food and
                   travel will be paid in line with Tommy’s Volunteer Policy.

Place of work:     Tommy’s, Nicholas House, 3 Laurence Pountney Hill, London
                   EC4R 0BB

Project period:    January – March 2011 (3 months inclusive)
   •   Researching relevant publications / journalists and selling in stories as
       relevant to ongoing PR projects.
   •   Researching celebrities appropriate for Tommy’s
   •   Assisting with the organisation of campaign launches/photo calls
   •   Writing press releases as and when required
   •   Providing specialist support in the run up to the Awards – on the PR side
       as well administrative tasks such as organising goody bags and arranging
       transport for our celebrity supporters and award winners.

Essential Criteria
   • Excellent communication skills – both written and oral
   • Well organised
   • Strong interpersonal skills
   • Attention to detail
   • IT literate: MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
   • Previous office experience
   • Previous experience working in public relations or within the media


   •   Related degree / qualification – eg communications, public relations,
   •   Interest in PR / the charity sector
   •   Interest in current affairs / the news

Desirable Criteria

   •   Previous experience working in a busy press office
   •   Previous experience working on events


   •   Interest / knowledge in social media
   •   Interest / knowledge of celebrities and their charity work

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