Voluntary internship programme
We offer a fantastic voluntary internship scheme that allows you to develop your skills, experience and confidence within a structured, rewarding and challenging voluntary placement that can fit around other commitments.
Our voluntary internships are three months long and designed to be between 10 and 20 hours a week.
The objectives of each role are all based around the completion of a particular project that allow your contribution to be of value to our organisation and your career.
What are the benefits of becoming an intern?
Our interns benefit from a broad programme of learning and development opportunities including:
- Induction day
- Meeting skills training
- Effectiveness in the workplace training
- Employability training
- Presentation skills
- A buddy within their directorate
- 'Surgeries' with our Senior Leadership Team
- Personal career coaching from our learning and development team
- An extensive programme of online learning
- An evaluation and graduation ceremony at the end of the programme
All interns start at the same time and support each other throughout their placements with regular, intern-led meetings and lunches.
Opportunities to interact with other teams and often other charities are built into the projects, providing a broad insight into how a national charity operates as well as a perspective on the sector as a whole, and a wide network of contacts.
We run our internship programme at select times during the year and here are some examples of the kind of roles our interns undertake for us: