New pilot scheme, Charity Interns, offers a route into the charity sector for people who may be disadvantaged in the job market (application deadline: 27 July 2023)

Charity Interns, a pilot scheme offering people a stepping stone into the voluntary sector, has opened for applications.

Applications are sought from candidates who feel disadvantaged in the job market because of age, as well as disabled candidates and candidates from the global majority who are underrepresented in the sector.

Charity Interns is founded and led by Maya Bhose and is being incubated by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). It offers positions for six interns, which last for six months.

The pilot will focus on marketing skills. Each internship will be with a charity host, which include Alzheimer’s Society, IAM RoadSmart and Age UK. 

Charity Interns is looking for 6 marketers with a genuine desire to switch to the voluntary sector. The successful applicants will be part of an exciting project helping to change a mindset wary of recruiting from outside the sector.

The positions are full-time and open to flexible working. They are also paid pro rata, at the real living wage of £21,749 per annum in London and £19,838 per annum in the rest of the UK.

The closing date for applying to the Charity Interns Pilot is Friday 27th June 2023, with interviews in the week commencing Monday 18th September 2023, with the internships starting on 2 October. 

Charity Interns plans to gather learnings from the pilot before launching the full programme in late 2024.

The full details along with the application form can be found on the NCVO website.