Mercy Law Resource Centre: Communications and Fundraising Intern

Mercy Law Resource Centre
Mercy Law Resource Centre
25 Cork St, Dublin 8
Phone: 01 4537459
Fax: 01 4537455

Title: Communications and Fundraising Intern
Mercy Law Resource Centre Limited (MLRC)
Reports to: Managing Solicitor
Salary: Stipend for volunteer expenses
Working Hours: 9.30am – 5.30pm - 3 days per week – with a possibility of working remotely some of the time.
Duration: February to April 2020. Please note that availability during March and April is essential for this role.
Location: MLRC offices, Dublin, though travel may be required.

Background information

Mercy Law Resource Centre (MLRC) is an independent law centre, company limited by guarantee and registered charity. MLRC uses the law to help those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. It does this through:

  • Free legal advice in clinics held in hostels and drop-in centres for those who are homeless or facing homelessness;
  • Free legal representation;
  • Policy work where we advocate in relation to laws, policies and attitudes that adversely impact our client group;
  • Befriending service. Where our clients who are without supports, are, if they want to, matched with a volunteer befriender. The volunteer befriender is a steady support for the client as they navigate their way through the difficult time of asserting their legal entitlements; and
  • Legal support and training for organisations and professionals working in the field of housing and homelessness.

For more details on MLRC’s work, please see our website,

Key accountabilities

This role will be a varied and flexible role. The role will be to support the communications of MLRC, through our social media platforms, e-zine and blog and to assist with the production of MLRC reports. The role will also include supporting our funding applications and fundraising applications. The role will involve some general administrative tasks including monitoring phones and assisting with daily tasks in the office. The communications and fundraising intern will work under the guidance and support of the Managing Solicitor and will work closely with the Administrator.

The main focus of the work will be on:


  • Assist with the implementation of MLRC’s communications strategy and operational plan;
  • Drafting and disseminating content for website, newsletters, blog and other social media channels;
  • Assist with the drafting, design and dissemination of MLRC Annual Report and Impact Report;
  • Assist Administrator and Managing Solicitor in drafting press releases;
  • Update text and design of MLRC information leaflets;
  • Assist with event promotion and management.


  • Identifying, recording and researching new fundraising opportunities suitable to our organization;
  • Drafting funding applications;
  • Supporting the smooth running of any fundraising events.

Candidate Specification:

  • Candidates must demonstrate an interest in social justice and human rights issues.
  • Candidates must be flexible and reliable, committed to working as part of a team and committed to the values and ethos of MLRC.
  • Candidates must have excellent organization and communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Good computer skills are essential.
  • Experience in fundraising, marketing, communications and event management would be desirable.
  • Experience in mixed media production and photography skills would also be desirable as would knowledge of graphic design packages.

To apply, please send a copy of your CV along with a Cover Letter explaining your interest and relevant experience to

Please note that we will be reviewing and processing applications on a rolling basis but will not consider any applications received after 5pm, Friday 31st of January.


Dublin 8

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