Working at a nonprofit in London during a UK NGO internship

NGO Internships in the United Kingdom

Nonprofit and NGOs internships in the UK are an ideal opportunity to gain insight into the operation of these organizations and develop valuable skills that span industries.

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.

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Responsibilities at NGO internships in the United Kingdom may include:

  • Managing social media platforms

  • Copywriting and content creation

  • Event planning and fundraising

  • Researching and grant applications

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Interns on a nonprofit internship in the UK

Typical roles for UK NGO internships

Here are a few examples of roles that our NGO interns in the United Kingdom have taken on before:

  • Social Media

    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

    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.

  • Events

    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

    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.


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Sightseeing in London during a UK nonprofit internship

The nonprofit industry

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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Learn more about our NGO internships in the United Kingdom

There’s no better place than the UK to complete an internship in an NGO. 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 European internship program here.


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