Summer Internship 2021
No child’s life chances should be limited by their social or family circumstances.
Frontline’s mission is to create social change for children who do not have a safe or stable home, by developing excellent social work practice and leadership.
This year, we are launching an exciting new summer internship for students. This opportunity will give 15 students driven to make a difference the chance to gain experience in the charity sector, learn more about social work and develop skills to have an impactful career that drives social change.
If you are interested in a graduate career that makes an impact, join us for a three-week summer internship where you will work directly with disadvantaged groups, lead an exciting social change project and receive bespoke training that will all help you uncover skills you never knew you had.
You will develop skills in leadership, conflict resolution, creative problem-solving and resilience, that will help you thrive on our Frontline programme. The abilities you develop will open doors to a wide range of social impact careers with Frontline and beyond.
Ready to develop your leadership potential and make an impact?
Apply now for the Frontline summer internship.
Why should you apply to the Frontline summer internship?
- Learning and development designed to support your skills development in the core competency areas for our graduate programme; leadership, resilience, empathy and relationship building
- Learn first-hand from experienced social work professionals and gain insight into the different ways Frontline fellows are driving social change
- Test your analysis, planning and organisation skills on impactful and dynamic teamwork projects with your fellow interns
- An opportunity to source and participate in voluntary experience with organisations supporting disadvantaged groups in your community, with guidance and financial support from Frontline.
- Get career guidance and bespoke support from a dedicated mentor within the Frontline recruitment team
- Work in locations across England
- Fast track your application to start the Frontline programme in 2022
What are we looking for?
We are looking for students who can bring different perspectives and experiences to the summer internship and who are committed to advocating for the diverse communities who social workers serve.
You are the ideal candidate if:
- You are clearly motivated to lead social change in society through your career
- You are passionate about improving the lives of disadvantaged children and their families
- You are interested in learning more about what a career in social work would involve
- You work well with a team and directly with people, showing empathy, the ability to build and foster relationships, and be respectful of difference
- You are willing to source voluntary experience with organisations that support disadvantaged communities as part of the internship
- You have outstanding written and verbal communication skills
- You are a final or penultimate year student at a UK university
- You are on track to receiving a 2.1 degree or above in your degree
- You obtained a grade C or above in GCSE Maths and English
- You have the right to work in the UK
Dates: 2–13 August 2021 plus up to 37.5 hours placement to take place before 2 August*
Application window: 8 February until 1 March. We strongly encourage you to apply early, as we reserve the right to close before the end of the application window if we receive sufficient volume of applications.
*As part of this internship you will be responsible for sourcing a volunteering placement working directly with disadvantaged groups in your community. This can be completed at any point between receiving your offer to join the internship and the start date of 2 August. You will also complete 2.5 hours of evaluation and reflection activities based on your experiences of the placement.
**You will work full time for 37.5 hours per week from 9:00am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday, with a one-hour unpaid lunch break, between 2–13 August. You will also be able to able to claim up to 37.5 hours pay for the placement you arrange, which you will receive in August.