The JRF/JRHT run an annual paid internship scheme. Graduates gain high quality work experience on meaningful projects or tasks that benefit the organisation.

What is a JRF/JRHT internship?

This year JRF/JRHT are running a six month paid internship scheme. The programme is designed to tap into graduates’ knowledge and fresh ideas, and for interns to gain an interesting and useful introduction to the workplace which will help their future employment prospects.

We had a small number of outcome focused project placements across our businesses to suit any area of interest from: analysis to research and policy; to digital inclusion and social care; and, not to mention corporate service areas like IT and finance.

Calum Masters, Media & Public Affairs Assistant and 2016/17 Intern shares his experience:

“Trusted, caring and passionate about achieving positive social change. These are the three main reasons why I was attracted to working for JRF and JRHT. Furthermore, this internship programme offered me the perfect first step onto the career ladder.

“As someone who came from a background of studying politics I was eager to contribute to JRF’s work to influence political and business leaders to take action to solve UK poverty. The project I led focussed on speaking with a range of other organisations to identify best practice in the field of communications and highlight examples of successful influence. This was a fantastic opportunity to build on my academic knowledge by gaining invaluable practical experience in my chosen field.

“Throughout the six months I received all the training and mentoring I needed to succeed in my role. The open and friendly culture within JRF made it easy to enjoy coming to work and build strong relationships with colleagues. While the combination of working collaboratively with the other interns and at the same time shaping my own project was really exciting. Finally, no matter what stage you are at in figuring out which career path you want to pursue, this programme provides the space and support you need in order to take a big step in the right direction.”

How to apply

Applications are now closed for our 2018 internships scheme, but do look out for further information next year.