current vacancies

People & Planet is the largest student network in Britain campaigning to end world poverty, defend human rights and protect the environment.

Please note applications for the internship are now closed. This information has been left online for those invited to interview.

2019 paid internship vacancies

People & Planet is the largest student network in Britain campaigning to end world poverty, defend human rights and protect the environment.

We have one of the most respected internship programmes in the sector, where you’ll gain all the experience you need to thrive in the not-for-profit sector. You’ll receive intensive, ongoing training, fantastic support and build up the skills so that, by the time you finish, you’ll be single-handedly managing your own projects and campaigns.

This year we are recruiting for up to 4 full-time Campaigns & Movement Building Coordinators

Key Information

  • Contract: Fixed term 13 months
  • Starting: Successful applicants will begin on 1 July 2019 and then take part in residential training with other students in the network from 3-7 July (note: this includes the weekend). After a week off, co-ordinator training will start on Monday 15 July.
  • Location: People & Planet, The Old Music Hall, 106-108 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1JE
  • Salary: £18,236 per annum
  • Closing date: 9am Tuesday 9 April 2019
  • Interview dates: 9 and 10 May 2019

Download the Job Description

People & Planet particularly encourages applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds, trans people, queer people, people with disabilities, people with caring responsibilities, people from working class backgrounds, and other groups typically under-represented in campaigning organisations. We are committed to make reasonable adjustments to enable any candidate to show their suitability for a role within People & Planet.

As the internship is based at our office in Oxford, we can assist with relocation costs in the form of a discretionary loan to successful applicants. We pay our interns the Oxford Living Wage.

Candidates need to be available to commit to the full 13 months of the internship. Successful candidates must have the right to work in the UK and must be able to prove this.

How to apply

Complete an application form and send to recruitment@peopleandplanet.org. Please note we do not accept CVs. You may also print and post it to Recruitment, People & Planet, The Old Music Hall, 106-108 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JE.

Download Microsoft Word Application Form or Download Libre Office Application Form

Download Job Description and Person Specification (also linked above)

Erasmus + Internship

Over the past few years People & Planet has welcomed several interns funded by the Erasmus+ programme. Get in touch if you have secured Erasmus+ funding and would like to volunteer with our organisation.

Fabian Hague from Germany shared his experiences as an Erasmus+ intern with People & Planet

In the three and a half months at People & Planet I was involved in versatile collaborations with different campaigns and projects. I learned a lot about the ways in which they run their inspiring campaigns, which aim to end fossil fuel extraction, improve working conditions in the electronics supply chain and tackle racism in the media.

For me as an event manager, my highlight was helping with organising and attending Power Shift, People & Planet’s annual 5-day activist training. From the beginning I was integrated into a passionate team that worked collaboratively on event planning and that was open to new, creative methods. The event happened at a beautiful camping spot, had interesting workshops and we played lots of games by the campfire. I met a lot of inspiring young people from all over the UK who shared the same ideals and wanted to build a better world.

Throughout my internship, I was able to contribute my ideas and had a feeling of acceptance and respect regarding my opinions. I was always asked for feedback and felt supported when I was stuck with work or when all I needed was some advice on weekend activities. I was also invited to their annual team meeting on a farm in Wales.

The everyday life in Oxford offered a wide range of activities. I had the opportunity to discover the city by bike and make tours through Port Meadow, explore the universities and visit cafes for high tea. The bus and train connections were very good as well. London could be reached by train within an hour.

I strongly recommend an internship at People & Planet for people who are looking for a new experience, want to learn and see things from a different perspective and work in a great team. At People & Planet I was able to complete the goals I have set for myself. I improved my English and gained new skills that will help me in my future career. I had a great team, good talks and interesting tasks that I will always keep in memory.