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Intern, Participatory Governance and Gender

The organisation

The Commonwealth Foundation is an international organisation established by Heads of Government in support of the belief that the Commonwealth is as much an association of peoples as it is of governments.

It is the Commonwealth agency for civil society; a unique, stand-alone organisation established by, funded by, and reporting to governments.

The Foundation is dedicated to strengthening people’s participation in all aspects of public dialogue, to act together and learn from each other to build democratic societies.

Ultimately, the Foundation seeks to ensure that policy and government institutions are more effective contributors to development through the influence of civic voices.

The role

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

Some examples of the PGG’s team work can be found here.

The person

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

Closing date:  

Tuesday 12 November 2019 at 12 noon UK time


Commencing the week of 25 November 2019

Start date:

Monday 16 December 2019 to allow a handover

Allowance and duration:

  • 1 year duration
  • £55 per day
  • Travel allowance (commuting to and from the office) to a maximum of £20 per day is available
  • As an internship this does not constitute employment with the Foundation, there are no payments for bank holiday, privilege days, or sickness.  There is a limited holiday allowance
  • The Intern is included fully in any external training opportunities (including conference attendance) and appropriate internal learning and development programmes
  • Assistance is given where possible to aid the Intern in securing a permanent role in another organisation at the end of their internship. If there was a suitable vacancy at the Foundation, the intern can apply, however there is no guarantee of a permanent role at the end of internship.

Right to live

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 the time of applying. Please do not apply if you do not have the correct visa. 

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Deadline for applications
12 November 2019 12pm BST

Sorry, the applications for this position have now closed.

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