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Internships - UK wide

Marketing and PR, Charity & Social Enterprise
5th May 2019

Applications are now open for 9 home-based Regional Internships, located across the UK.

Our Regional Internships specifically support our Race For Life Events and Marketing activities. Join us and galvanise support for Race for Life in your local area, creating new and interesting marketing pieces, promotional opportunities and media coverage. Play your part in the planning and delivery of our events portfolio, using your creative flair to enhance participants' experience of our events and recruiting volunteers to support on the day.

You'll be based at home but will occasionally travel across the region for promotional activity and team meetings.

These roles will start in mid-February and end in mid-May.

The scheme

Cancer Research UK’s internship programme will typically last for 12 weeks and will give school leavers, undergraduates, graduates and career changers an opportunity to develop their skills and gain work experience.

Paid internships will take place across the organisational departments, including Fundraising, Communications, Technology, Health Policy and Business Strategy. 

Paid internships may be based in London, supporting head office teams, or regionally, supporting teams across the country.

The internship programme will give successful applicants – who are looking to start their career in the sector – a unique insight into working for a charity, whilst playing their part in the fight against cancer. 

The charity is also looking at ways to improve the career progression path from our internships to permanent roles within the organisation and to support interns in developing key business skills and experience.

Cancer Research UK’s internships have been recognised as one of the top schemes in the country. This year we were ranked as the top charity in Rate My Placement's Top 100 Graduate Employers.

What will I be doing?

You will have the opportunity to lead on specific projects across the charity including Fundraising, Communications, Technology, Health Policy and Business Strategy. 

During your internship, you’ll have the chance to really make an impact, so pick a role that you are passionate about and make it your own!

Who can apply?

Cancer Research UK’s internship programme is open to school leavers, undergraduates, graduates and career changers, providing an opportunity to develop skills and gain work experience. We welcome applications for flexible working arrangements and will accommodate these wherever the role allows.

No previous experience of working or volunteering in the charity sector is needed, but skills requirements for each stream are listed on the role profile.

We want to be the employer of choice for talented individuals early in their careers. We are committed to removing barriers to entry that may disadvantage people from a range of different backgrounds.

At Cancer Research UK, we value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to beat cancer sooner. We only require that you have the right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately this role does not meet the Home Office's criteria for granting visa sponsorship. If you live outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) you must have a visa that is valid for the duration of the internship.