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Intern, Participatory Governance & Gender (PGG) Programme – Applications now closed

The Commonwealth Foundation is a development organisation with an international remit and reach, uniquely situated at the interface between government and civil society.

We develop the capacity of civil society to act together and learn from each other to engage with the institutions that shape people’s lives. We strive for more effective, responsive and accountable governance with civil society participation, which contributes to improved development outcomes.

The role

We are looking for an Intern to work in one of our key programme areas. The internship will be London based and support the activities of this area.

The person

The individual should have excellent research skills, administrative skills and ideally have a knowledge of the development arena.

Closing Date:  

Friday 28 July 2017

Allowance & Duration:

  • £50 per day
  • 1 year duration
  • As an internship this does not constitute employment with the Foundation. There are no payments for holiday or sickness.


Under UK employment law you must have the right to live in the UK either by having a nationality from a qualifying member country of the European Union or by possessing an appropriate visa. The Foundation is unable to sponsor any visa applications, so this must be in place at time of applying.
More information can be found at: and . Commonwealth citizens who do not possess an appropriate visa, in line with UK legislation, do not have an automatic right to work in the UK.


Applications must be accompanied by a Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter. Find a full job description below. Note that legislation changes for paid work mean that applicants must have right to work and live in the UK.