2017 internship vacancies

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

We’re a student-led movement that empowers young people with the skills, confidence and knowledge they need to make change happen, at home and globally. Over the years, student activists have:

  • helped 1,200 Honduran workers get their jobs back following the world’s largest ever garment boycott

  • forced the education sector to take climate change seriously, driven by the People & Planet University League

  • made the 3rd largest UK pension fund, USS, the first to publish an ethical investment policy following our Ethics for USS campaign

  • helped secure the world’s first Climate Change Act and organised the UK’s largest ever climate demonstration

  • got the G8 to pledge 100% access to HIV/AIDS treatment

  • forced the UK government to cancel $88bn of developing country debt as key members of the Jubilee 2000 campaign

People & Planet is committed to empowering students to campaign against the structural causes of global poverty and environmental destruction. Established in 1969, People & Planet is an organisation that punches above its weight campaigning for global justice. It's an exciting, dynamic place to work, with a warm and friendly team of dedicated campaigners.

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

We have one of the most respected internship programmes in the sector

The internship is a challenging year at the heart of a small organisation, 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.

We are deeply committed to equality, diversity, liberation and social justice and we welcome applications from anyone who shares these values. We find that people with diverse perspectives and experiences improve and refresh the way People & Planet works and we welcome news ideas and ways of working. We are undergoing a review of our role in the movement to ensure that we are building the diverse movement to want to see.

We pay our interns the Oxford Living Wage

This year we are recruiting for three full-time Campaigns & Movement Building Coordinators

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People & Planet particularly encourages applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds, trans people, queer people, people with disabilities and people with caring responsibilities 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.

We’re a small, friendly team who work creatively and flexibly together to achieve our goals of empowering students to campaign for social and environmental justice. Many of us work part-time from our East Oxford office. Unlike most organisations, People & Planet does not have a CEO or Director. The management team runs the organisation collaboratively with oversight from our trustee board which is made up of a majority of elected students.

Closing date is 5pm on Friday 14 April 2017

Salary is £ 16,856 per annum; 35 hours per week. The roles are 13 months long, start on 3 July 2017 until 27 July 2018 and are based at our East Oxford office. Remote working is not possible for these roles.

Interviews will take place in mid to late May

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

Please note, we do not accept CV’s as a form of application. To apply for one of the positions, you must submit a completed application form available here:

Open Office application form

Microsoft Word application form

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.

Applications can be sent electronically or by post.

Please email applications to recruitment@peopleandplanet.org with the subject heading ‘internship application’

Post applications to: Recruitment, People & Planet, The Old Music Hall, 106-108 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1JE