Opportunities Available Now….

Peacebuilding Intern – Economic Development for Peace, UK
Duration: 9 months, full time
Based: London, UK
Closing date: 29 May 2018

Protection Approaches Internship, Chatham House
Location: Elephant and Castle, London
Salary: London Living Wage
Duration: 6 months
Hours: Part-time, two days a week, with the expectation you will be able to work some evenings and weekends. There is some flexibility but normal working hours will be 10-6.

Penal Reform Policy Intern
Penal Reform International (PRI)
Location: Dalston, Hackney
Closing date:  28 May 2018, 9.00am London time

Programmes Media Intern (E-learning)
The Leprosy Mission
Travel and lunch expenses only
Closing date: 29 May 2018
Location: Flexible

Intern – Market Research for Social Enterprise
The Leprosy Mission
Travel and lunch expenses only
Closing date: 29 May 2018

Intern (paid) – 6 months – Human Rights
Company: Open Society Foundations
Location: London, GB

Summer Intern (London) – Research
Company: Avascent
Location: London, GB

Intern (paid) – Strategy, Planning, Analytics, Research & Creative Company: Portand
Location: London, GB

Intern (paid) – Corporate Communications, PR Agency
Company: Portland Company
Location: London, GB

Communications and Fundraising Intern
Company: CharityJob
Location: London, GB

Internship – London Liaison Office
Company: Name World Food Programme
Location: London, GB

Communications and Fundraising Intern
Company: Unlocked Graduates
Location: London, GB

Advocacy and Campaigns Intern
Company: The ONE Campaign
Location: London, GB

Policy Intern
Company: The ONE Campaign
Location: London, GB

Intern, Corporate Affairs
Company: Cohn & Wolfe
Location: London, GB

Fundraising and Events Intern for Oasis Charitable Trust
Expenses Only, London-based, deadline 10/06/18

Research Internship for Centre for Cities
Paid, London-based, deadline 13/05/18

Research Internship for the Centre for Justice Innovation
Paid, London-based, deadline 21/05/18


Why apply to do an internship?
Whether you are in your first or final year of your degree, it is never too early or too late to start thinking about your future career. But what if you are not sure where you would like your degree to take you? Or maybe you have an idea, but you would like to gain experience in the sector, before committing to a job. An internship is the ideal opportunity to combat both. In fact, there are plenty of reasons why an internship is the perfect choice for the unsure student or graduate…

You’ll find out whether the job is right for you
Completing an internship is a great opportunity to ‘test drive’ a potential career without fully committing to a permanent job. An internship allows you to affirm or discount a certain job or career sector, helping you to narrow down your options.

You’ll develop your skills and add experience to your CV
Either way, if you decide the role is or isn’t for you, you have gained valuable experience and you have developed key transferable skills. Employers looking to hire a graduate won’t expect you to have huge amounts of industry-specific knowledge, but they are on the lookout for certain key soft skills – like being a team-player, good communicator, leader, and problem-solver.

Increase your professional network
An internship gives you the opportunity to increase your contacts, expand your professional branding, and if you have performed well, strong references for a future employer.

You’ll discover the type of work environment which is best for you
Would you prefer to work within a large company or an SME, working as part of a team or alone, and whether you like being allowed more independence over your work or are more comfortable working closely with your manager. Finding out which work culture is better suited to you can help when deciding the type of career you would like to go into.

You may find your future employer
Undertaking an internship can open many doors to your future employment. Particularly if you are a graduate doing an internship scheme, these opportunities may lead to a permanent role – so take every opportunity you can!

Check out our helpful links page for links to job sites advertising internship opportunities.