Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • London


Peacebuilding charity seeks internship candidates with professional level English and French to become actively involved in programme work. This internship aims to combine training and coaching with meaningful programme experience, assisting Concordis in our work. This will principally involve research, conflict analysis, programme design and implementation, media reviews, communications and web design, institutional fundraising and project evaluation.

Position: Project Intern

Location: London (some possibility of international travel). Flexible working available.

Duration: 6 months

Closing date: 23.59 on Monday 3rd June 2019

Start date: Flexible (though early start preferred)

Reporting to: Director of Programmes

Concordis International is a UK registered peacebuilding charity with programmes in Central African Republic, Mauritania, Sudan and South Sudan, plus some new work in the pipeline.

We work alongside those involved in or affected by armed conflict, helping them find workable solutions that address the root causes of conflict and contribute to lasting peace and economic development. We’re committed to finding solutions that benefit women as well as men, those in armed groups as well as those who choose not to take up arms, national governments as well as civil society.

Conflict is always complex and exists at multiple levels with numerous parties and a range of different drivers. Concordis has particular expertise in conflict management and security issues across fluid borders, particularly involving cross-border seasonal migration and trade. Independent evaluation of these dialogues found that the work was “unprecedented” and achieved “highly successful results” in mitigating conflict arising out of cross-border migration.

Concordis seeks to build relationships of trust and respect, considering this the key to successful intervention in peace processes. The work of all members of the Concordis team is required to conform to and advance such an approach.

Interns serve on a voluntary basis; there is no salary or stipend, but Concordis will reimburse reasonable expenses including a small daily lunch allowance. Interns do not follow a formal training programme, but Concordis will seek to provide experience tailored to the skills, needs and aspirations of individual interns within the range of activities outlined below.

Please note that applicants must be able to work legally in the UK without obtaining a visa as Concordis will not be able to sponsor you to do an internship here.

Applications: By CV and covering letter

In your covering letter, please explain:

- Why you would like to work with Concordis International;
- How your skills and experience will be of assistance during the internship;
- Your proficiency in French, Arabic and any other languages;
- How you hope to see your career develop in the future;
- When you will be available to start the internship and your availability full or part time;

Your internship with Concordis will be divided between assisting with programmatic peacebuilding work on the one hand and fundraising and communication for the charity on the other.

You will carry out research and analysis into countries in which we are active, in accordance with our research methodology. Your role will include assisting with the development of project proposals, monitoring international news outlets and researching potential new project areas and funding sources – including drafting grant applications.

You may also be required to give practical, logistical and administrative support to the peacebuilding programme allocated to you, including liaising with project partners, maintaining a database of project partners and stakeholders, researching costs of accommodation, catering and travel, organising attendance of participants, preparing welcome packs and preparing and disseminating reports.

You will assist with fundraising, including researching sources of funding, drafting applications for funding and assisting at fundraising events (including carrying out tasks similar to those involved in arranging consultations).

You will assist with Concordis’ communications strategy by researching and writing news stories, co-managing social media content, assisting with print publications and proof reading reports. Additionally, you may be required to attend external meetings, seminars and conferences, contribute to website and social media content.

The internships are designed to give you concrete experience in programme management, research, communications and fundraising within the international development sector. The role is varied, and will require you to work with our small UK team and with other interns in London.

Peter Marsden, Concordis’ Director of Programmes, manages the internship scheme.

Job Type: Internship


- French (Required)
Flexible Working Options Available:

- Work from home
- Flexitime
- Part-time