Nonprofits and NGOs conduct work in an immense variety of fields and countries. The United Kingdom is home to many of the world’s most well-respected and far-reaching organizations, making it the perfect place to enter the field. NGOs internships are an ideal opportunity to gain insight into the operation of these organizations and develop valuable skills that span industries.
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Responsibilities at NGOs internships in the United Kingdom may include:
- Managing social media platforms
- Copywriting and content creation
- Event planning and fundraising
- Researching and grant applications
Internships in NGOs in the United Kingdom
Here are just a few example roles our interns have taken on before:
Just like for-profit companies, many of today’s nonprofit organizations rely heavily on social media for outreach. Many internships in NGOs in the United Kingdom, therefore, include tasks such as social media calendar creation and management, post creation, and analysis. Social media interns frequently collaborate on fundraising and events projects, working closely with professionals from a variety of backgrounds.
Fundraising is one of the most central elements of most nonprofit organizations. Fundraising interns learn industry best practices and may take part in annual fundraising campaigns and events. Whether you see a long-term career in the NGO field or elsewhere, fundraising and communications skills are incredibly valuable.
Event planning is an exciting field that keeps NGO professionals on their toes. Interns may take part in planning for large annual events such as fundraisers, or smaller private events for donors, volunteers, and partners. Event planning requires a great deal of organization and attention to detail, and interns gain experience in navigating the logistics of these occasions.
Research skills developed during an internship with a nonprofit organization are invaluable. From market research to finances and current events, interns gain experience fact-checking, analyzing, and preparing reports.
The charitable sector is an exciting and extremely international industry to join. The field and its dedicated experts focus on improving and providing everything from education and healthcare to environmental protection. Professionals from backgrounds as wide-ranging as psychology, international relations, and even earth sciences call the NGO industry home, and the networking opportunities are truly endless.
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“Be open to everyone you meet - other interns, your coworkers - because everyone has something new to teach you and a new way of looking at things you may not have thought of before.“Christian Ridder Temple University
“When I first heard of this opportunity, I was a little hesitant in applying because of certain stereotypes that are associated with Colombia. Now I can very confidently sit here and affirm that none of those stereotypes are true.“Afshan Akhtar & Fasih Ahmed Aga Khan University
“This remote internship helped me to realize that I want to study computer science and that this is something that I'm passionate about. It's also something that I wouldn't have explored had I not done this internship.“Sarah Swendseid Gap year student
“Every day the world is becoming more and more international, so if you have the opportunity right now at a young age to intern abroad, I think it will definitely help you in the future.“Roberta Cueva Tecnológico de Monterrey
“Sometimes when you’re looking for an internship it’s hard to find somewhere where you’re doing the actual work. If you don’t show up a day it doesn’t really affect anything but here you’re actually a part of a team where you can see the work you’ve done.“Katie Jones Skidmore College
“I got here and within three weeks I launched a space balloon. We were the first company in South America to launch any space involved system.“Peter Panigiris Student from Australia
Learn more about our United Kingdom internship program
There’s no better place than the UK to break into the NGO sector. Interns on our program have all of the tools, resources, and support they need to be comfortable and successful in their chosen city. Learn more about our UK internship program here.
Applying for The Intern Group will accelerate your career. Through your application we will learn about you and your career goals to determine if you are a good candidate for our internship program. If accepted into our program we guarantee you an internship in your chosen career field.