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Jack Petchey Internship Programme

Supporting young talent and youth charities

About the Jack Petchey Internship Programme

Jack Petchey Foundation is delighted to announce that we are doubling the size of our internship programme and will be funding year-long internships for 40 young people at 40 youth organisations in London and Essex in 2021.

This £1m programme is designed to give young people a flying start in the charity sector. It aims to support dynamic young individuals in their first step towards being the sector’s future leaders. By giving charities the funding to recruit an intern, the programme gives organisations additional and valuable resource to help them achieve their mission offering expert support to their beneficiaries. The programme includes the intern’s salaries (paid at London Living Wage/Real Living Wage), a training bursary for each intern and mentoring to help the young interns grow in their skills.

This will be the third year of our successful internship programme.  You can see the profiles of our most recent interns at the bottom of the page below, who graduated from the internship programme in November 2020.

The Jack Petchey Foundation was set up by Sir Jack Petchey CBE to inspire and celebrate young people. We invest in programmes and partnerships to benefit young people aged 11-25 across London and Essex.

Marketing Coordinator

Essex Youthbuild

Essex Youthbuild are looking for an enthusiastic, young , Essex-based Marketing Co-ordinator for the internship programme. The successful candidate will cover a variety of Marketing roles including PR, branding/advertising, digital and interactive projects, improving their social media, maintaining the website and more.

Applications for this role have now closed.

Programme Development Worker

Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning

Lambourne End Centre in partnership with the Jack Petchey Foundation are looking for a
Programme Development Worker to research and develop new initiatives and take part in
the Jack Petchey Internship and Mentoring Programmes.

Applications for this role have now closed.

User Engagement Coordinator

IARS International Institute London

IARS are looking for a User Engagement Coordinator to develop our engagement with young people and other groups who use their services, in order to help support their work with marginalised communities, helping them to grow our impact nationally and internationally. They are looking for a flexible and highly motivated person with exceptional people skills who relishes the opportunity to support our work.

Applications for this role have now closed.

Youth and Community Worker

Oasis Hub Waterloo

Oasis Hub Waterloo are looking for an ambitious, organised team player with great communications skills and some experience of working with young people to join their team in this paid 12-month internship as a Youth and Community Worker.

Applications for this role have now closed.

Operations Administrator

Regenerate UK

Regenerate is looking to recruit a capable and motivated person to provide the company with administrative support in a wide and varied role. This is an exciting new role with significant potential for development.
Applications for this role have now closed.

Youth Commissioner

Southend YMCA

Southend YMCA believes that young people should be empowered to have their voices heard and listened to, both within the organization and the wider community. This exciting internship role has been funded by the Jack Petchey Foundation and will enable Southend YMCA to expand and develop our Voice & Influence work.

Apply by: 6th April

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Activities Assistant

The Maypole Project

Your role will be to develop our support services and increase engagement for 11 – 25 year olds affected by complex medical needs. Your role will be to promote the personal, educational, creative, and social developments of young people, helping them reach their full potential.

Applications for this role have now closed.

Projects Assistant

Tender

Tender are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join the Projects Team, supporting the delivery of our workshops for young people and training programmes for adults with a safeguarding responsibility.

Applications for this role have now closed.

Education Officer

Vauxhall City Farm

Vauxhall City Farm are  seeking an exceptional, Education Officer (Internship) who assist in implementing these programmes and build on our success. This position is funded by the Jack Petchey Foundation and all applicants will be required to take full part in the Jack Petchey Internship development programme and the mentoring programme.

Applications for this role have closed.

Youth Coordinator

Magpie Dance

Magpie Dance are entering an exciting time of change and growth and are seeking a highly motivated and organised self-starter to join their busy, yet small team.  In collaboration with the Jack Petchey Foundation Internship Programme, this key role funded for one year, is central to the smooth running and success of the organisation’s youth programme of work.

Applications are now closed.

Education & Youth Support Assistant

Apps for Good

We’re looking for an Education & Youth Support Assistant (Internship) to assist with recruiting and supporting teachers who deliver our programmes, as well as developing improvements to how we engage young people to bring their voices into our work and help us understand and deepen our impact.

Applications for this role have now closed.

Youth Worker – Online Digital Services

Ignite Youth

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to be part of our friendly team, in a new post as a Youth Worker who will take a leading role in the development of our online services for young people. The role is office based/remote and the hours of work can be arranged flexibly across the week.

Applications for this role have now closed.

HR & Facilities Assistant

The Limes

At The Limes, we ensure that their children and young people are at the heart of everything they do. With that principle in mind, they are keen to recruit a HR & Facilities Assistant who share their vision and their values.

Applications for this role have now closed.

Youth Worker

Canvey Island Youth Project

An exciting position has become available for a full-time Youth Worker (Internship) to join the Canvey Island Youth Project Team team.
Your role will be to promote the personal, educational, creative, and social developments of young people, helping them reach their full potential. Helping to create a safe and supportive environment where young people learn and grow.

Applications for this role has now closed.

Assistant Youth Worker

Laburnum Boat Club

Laburnum Boat Club is looking for a motivated individual to assist their Youth Work Team to help, plan and deliver relevant programmes of formal and informal activities for young people in their club.

Apply by: 26th March

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Equal Access in Mind Advocate

Croydon Drop In

Croydon Drop In are seeking a highly motivated young person aged between 18-25 who has recently left Further and/or Higher Education. They are offering an exciting opportunity of a paid internship, supported by The Jack Petchey Foundation, to work and gain experience in the Voluntary & Charity Sector.

Applications for this role have now closed.

Communications Assistant

Fight for Peace International

This role is part of the Jack Petchey Foundation’s internship scheme for young people. Successful candidates are required to take full part in the Jack Petchey Internship development programme and the mentoring programme which involves access to training, professional development workshops and guidance opportunities alongside a network of peers undertaking other internships across a variety of youth organisations.

Applications for this role have now closed.

Administration & Systems Intern

Legacy Youth Zone

An excellent opportunity has arisen for the successful candidate to become as Administration and Systems Intern for 12 months at Legacy Youth Zone. They are currently seeking an individual who is keen to learn and explore the inner workings of a youth charity supporting the day-to-day use and development of systems as well as providing comprehensive administration support within a busy office at Legacy Youth Zone.

Applications for this role have now closed.

Production Team Assistant

Theatre Peckham

With support from the Jack Petchey Foundation, Theatre Peckham are looking for a Production Team Assistant (Internship) to join them from April 2021 for a one year Internship. You must commit to the full year and be available to start by April 30th. Further details can be found via the link below.

Applications for this role have now closed.

Communications Officer

ThinkForward

We are creating this role at an exciting time for ThinkForward. Over the last couple of years, we have increased our youth participation, meaning that young people are given the chance to inform and shape how we work. We would like to communicate more effectively to young people on our programmes.

Applications for this role have now closed.

Engagement Officer

Newark Youth London

Newark Youth London have an exciting opportunity to offer a 1-year Internship role as Engagement Officer.  If you are interested in working in the charity sector, have a passion for supporting young people to develop their potential, and have a talent for digital and face to face communications, this is the role for you.

Applications for this role have now closed.

Music/Video Technology & Production Intern

World Heart Beat

The Music/Video Technology and Production Intern will assist with all aspects of the preparation and execution of:

  • recording and mixing sessions
  • video shoots
  • live streams
  • live events
  • digital delivery and promotions.

Applications for this role have now closed.

Youth Engagement Officer

Woodcraft Folk

Woodcraft Folk have received funding from The Jack Petchey Foundation to recruit an intern to work with our experienced Development Officer. The intern will work across London supporting young people, volunteers, groups and the wider community both in person and online.

Applications for this role have now closed.

Central Resources Intern

Construction Youth Trust

This role is a great opportunity for a young person who wants to take their first step into the workplace via the youth/charity sector. The successful applicant will be a key member of the Charity’s central team and provide administrative and other support across the workings of the Trust, overseen and managed by the Senior Marketing & Communications Manager.

Applications for this role have now closed.

Research Assistant & Data Analyst

Kids Inspire

Kids Inspire are looking for an intern to assist the SMT in achieving progression towards organisational goals with a specific focus on using data to drive improvement. The successful candidate would provide general support in data analysis, research, Office 365, SharePoint, tech support and user support.

Applications for this post have now closed.

Early Intervention & Youth Engagement Officer

Reaching Higher

This is an exciting new role at Reaching Higher which has been made possible via one of our longstanding and amazing stakeholders the Jack Petchey Foundation! As part of this internship the successful candidate will benefit from participating in the Jack Petchey Internship Development Programme and Mentoring Programme. This role has been designed to improve the quality of our work and enhance our focus on early intervention and youth engagement across all our projects.

Applications for this role have now closed.

Youth Participation Officer

Fitzrovia Youth in Action (FYA)

The post holder will manage and develop youth-led community projects (currently online due to lockdown) in which young people develop their leadership and employability skills through becoming actively involved in their community and participating in self-directed community action. The successful candidate will oversee the development and delivery of a number of youth-led community projects, primarily the organisation of youth-led community online events but might also include elements of other youth-led activities, such as youth action team, health champions and ambassadors.

Applications for are now closed. 

First Mate Charity Intern

Literacy Pirates

The First Mate Intern position is built to give a further education leaver or early career starter with interest in the charity sector the chance to learn about the different elements of the charity and contribute on a daily basis to our success. A good understanding and enjoyment of working with IT is critical to this role as we develop our online programme.

Applications are now closed.

Communications and Outreach Intern

Mosaic Clubhouse

Mosaic Clubhouse is looking for a dynamic and ambitious communications and outreach intern to join our young adults’ team and support the growth of the programme. This new role will support Mosaic to engage with more young people across Lambeth by increasing Mosaic’s physical and online presence in the community.

Applications are now closed.

Project Administration Assistant

Immediate Theatre

Immediate Theatre are looking for an enthusiastic and highly organised intern to support with the planning, development and evaluation of their artistic programmes and provide key administrative support across the organisation. This is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable experience of arts administration.

Applications are now closed.

Sports Youth Worker

XLP

XLP’s Sports team run 15 weekly sports projects using gym sessions and football to encourage, motivate and mentor young people towards positive futures. This internship role will be the fifth member of our sports team and will give us the opportunity to extend our sports work into new locations as the restrictions on sport are lifted.

Applications are now closed. 

Programme and Systems Coordinator

Team Up

Team Up is looking for a dynamic intern to support our programme team and get the most out of our systems to enable our inspirational volunteer tutors to transform the life chances of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.  This is an exciting internship working for Team Up supported by the Jack Petchey Internship Programme which means the post-holder will be required to take part in the Jack Petchey Internship development programme and the mentoring programme.

Applications for this role have now closed. 

Youth Support Work

Bede House

This new 12-month post is a youth work internship fully funded by the Jack Petchey
Foundation under their Jack Petchey Internship programme. The intern is expected to
contribute to the existing team at Bede House of trainee youth worker, two lead youth workers, deputy manager and youth manager.

Applications for this role are now closed.

Fundraising Intern

British Youth Council

British Youth Council are looking for a Fundraising Intern to work with their Head of Fundraising to support the delivery of our community and challenge events. The new role, which is funded by the Jack Petchey Foundation, will support the development and growth of our community and challenge event fundraising programme and the wider delivery of our fundraising.

Applications are now closed.

Data, CRM and Operations Intern

Career Ready

Career Ready are seeking a confident, energetic and meticulous person to support our Admin, Data and Central Operations Team and help further develop and administer our data interface represented by their CRM, Salesforce, with both internal and external users to ensure the smooth running of the charity.

Applications are now closed.

Programme Assistant, Education & Cultural Sector

A New Direction

A New Direction are looking for someone who is passionate about helping all children and young people to develop their creativity, and is interested in developing their professional capabilities in a critical support role within their Programmes team.

Applications are now closed.

Programmes Assistant

Newham Music

Newham Music are looking for an enthusiastic intern under age 25 to join our operations team and work across our programme of delivery with a particular focus on Youth Voice and Inclusion.

Applications are now closed. 

Community & Marketing Assistant

Richard House

This is an exciting opportunity to join Richard House Children’s Hospice to help deliver inspiring supporter care and communications across a range of programmes, to enable children and young people across east London to access the care they deserve.  You will gain experience across a variety of projects and take part in a year-long training programme with other interns, supported by a mentor.

Applications for this role have now closed.

Community Development Social Entrepreneur Internship

Big Kid Foundation

BIGKID is looking for a vibrant, sociable, creative and strategic entrepreneur to join its dynamic team of world shakers in running and redeveloping its first ever building. We are looking for someone who loves community, business, property, communication and young people, a self-starter with follow through, ambitions and the biggest heart for the youth of London!

Applications have now closed.

Events and Communications Assistant

Jack Petchey Foundation

We are once again hosting our own internship and are looking for a dynamic, efficient and creative person with a flair for organisation and promotion. You will need to be ambitious and interested in developing your Events, PR and Social Media skills as well as general organisational and programme management experience.  You will be working primarily on the Jack Petchey Foundation’s external communications and our successful internship programme.

Applications have now closed.

Read about our 2019-2020 Interns!

From construction to communications, employment to education, youth work to youth theatre and much more, our 2019-2020 cohort consisted of 20 interns based at youth organisations across London and Essex.

Read about their roles via the link below!

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Background to the programme

In 2018, the Jack Petchey Foundation launched a new paid internship programme (following on from a partnership with the Rank Foundation who have delivered a similar programme for many years). We offered grants to ten separate youth charities to enable them to fund a year-long internship placement.  In 2019, we doubled the size of the fund and we offered year-long funded internships for 20 young people at 20 organisations based in London and Essex in the youth sector.

This programme is designed to give young people a flying start in the charitable sector. It aims to support dynamic young individuals in their first step towards being the sector’s future leaders. By giving charities the funding to recruit an intern, this programme gives organisations additional and valuable resource to help them achieve their mission offering expert support to their beneficiaries.

Youth charities across London and Essex apply for a grant to fund the recruitment of a new intern onto their team for a year placement. The Jack Petchey Foundation funds the salary costs and offers training bursaries for the interns, alongside a range of training and development opportunities for the interns and their managers.

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