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 volunteer 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.

Volunteer Interns | Photograph ©  The Children's Society

We have volunteer interns placed on projects throughout the country with a variety of roles on offer. All of our volunteer internships are part-time, designed to fit around your other commitments. You can choose from a variety of roles such as marketing, policy, research, campaigns, events and communications. We also have roles on offer within some of our children and young people’s services.

Our roles

  • This year our interns are undertaking a range of roles including;
  • Resource Officer and Toy Librarian at our ‘Let’s Communicate Together’ project in Hove. 
  • Digital Editorial Volunteer Intern developing our volunteer blog pages on the website
  • Policy and Parliamentary Volunteer Intern  working with our policy team on a major new piece of research
  • Events and Marketing Volunteer Intern organising a celebration event for our volunteers in Greater Manchester
  • Project Research and Evaluation Volunteer Intern helping to measure impact of our B:Well project in Sandwell, West Midlands

What are the benefits of becoming a volunteer intern?

Our interns benefit from a broad programme of learning and development opportunities including:

  • Induction day
  • Meeting skills training 
  • Effectiveness in the workplace training 
  • Making the most if your internship skills session
  • Presentation skills
  • An extensive programme of online learning 
  • An evaluation and graduation ceremony at the end of the programme
  • Support for your personal development
  • Expenses for lunch (up to £5 a day) and reasonable travel expenses

All interns start at the same time and support each other throughout their placements with intern-led meetings and an online forum. 

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 volunteer internship programme from October to December and applications are now closed. We will be recruiting for our next group of volunteer interns again in the summer of 2015