Commonwealth Foundation Graduate Internship Program 2021
  • February 15, 2021
  • Paid

Commonwealth Foundation is accepting applications for their “Graduate Internship Program 2021”. This is a 6 months internship program that will offer placements for recent graduates across the Foundation’s program areas. Responsibilities depend on the area of placement and the intern’s own capacities. Typically they will include project work, research, preparation of briefing papers, and provision of logistical and administrative support.

Currently, they have three internship vacancies throughout the Foundation. Interns recruited under this call can be expected to work in a range of areas including communications; event management; and partner relations.

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The Foundation prioritizes professional development of its interns: encouraging them to participate in both internal and external learning opportunities and to rotate between program areas to broaden their knowledge and skills. Before they move on from the Foundation, the interns will be provided with support in interview skills and CV development, as well as networking contacts.

All interns working at the Commonwealth Foundation will be required to:

  • Actively promote the values and aims of the Commonwealth
  • Provide support in delivering the Foundation’s objectives, including assisting in cross-Foundation events and initiatives
  • As well as working within their own team, they will also work on cross-Foundation projects as required
  • Undertake research projects/produce research papers
  • Contribute to the planning, monitoring and evaluation and reporting cycle of the Foundation
  • Contribute to the documentation and sharing of lessons learned and incorporation of these in project reports, publications and appropriate presentation materials
  • Support the technical aspects of the Foundation’s work including but not limited to assisting in the management of webinars, online meetings and social media.


  • £55 per day expenses allowance + £20 per day travel allowance
  • As an internship, this does not constitute employment with the Foundation. There are no payments for a 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 & development programs
  • Assistance is given where possible to aid the Intern in securing a permanent role in another organization 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 the internship.
  • Before the interns move on from the Foundation, they will be provided with support in interview skills and CV development, as well as networking contacts.


  • The individuals should have excellent research skills, administrative skills and ideally have a knowledge of the development arena.
  • Capacity and experience in the use of technology is paramount and knowledge in Microsoft Office and online platforms will be required.
  • Under UK employment law the applicant 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.
  • Any applications received without the necessary right to live in the UK qualifications will not be processed.
  • The role will be based remotely with the intention of returning to the London offices once Government and Commonwealth Secretariat COVID-19 policies allow


Eligible Regions: Open for All

Application Process

Apply through the given link.

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Application Deadline: January 14, 2021

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