As an MP I am often asked for community placements and internships and unfortunately cannot accommodate them all. To try and give as many young people from Oldham as possible community placements experience, from 18th – 29th July this year, I will be running my second annual Oldham ‘working for your community’ summer school for 18-24 year olds.
The aim of the summer school is for participants to develop community action skills and experience by working on various community projects in Oldham. Participants will develop key skills for both future involvement in politics and community based work.
The selected group of young people will be based in Oldham and must be available for every weekday for the duration of the scheme from 18th July 2016 until 29th July 2016. They will spend the first week developing knowledge and understanding of community development theory and practice, campaigning skills and tools, and defining a campaign and community project to work on in week 2. Sessions will be delivered by various experts and leaders in community development, campaigning, communications, and politics.
Week 2 will be spent working with Oldham-based community organisations and charities to develop and refine the campaign. On the last day participants will graduate!
On Tuesday 19th July there will be a visit to Parliament where the group will have a tour of Parliament and meet various politicians, researchers and advisors.
To register your interest in the Summer School, send a letters of application with a curriculum vitae by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Thursday 30th June 2016. A person specification can be found here. All candidates must be aged 18-24 years.
You can read what past participants had to say and view photographs here.