The Commonwealth Foundation provides a potentially massive pool of ideas for advancing societies. The Foundation offers grants of up to £200,000 over four years in support of innovative project ideas and approaches that seek to strengthen the ability of civic voices to engage with governments and that have the potential to improve governance and development outcomes through their active participation.
The Foundation believes in the power of stories and storytelling for social change and will award grants for creative approaches that have the potential to influence public discourse.
The Commonwealth Foundation Grants Program Intern will also be part of the more comprehensive internship program; which includes internship projects that work across the whole Foundation.
Commonwealth Foundation Grants Program Intern Details
Host Body: Commonwealth Foundation
Host Country: London
Eligible Countries: All Nationals
Six months’ duration with the possibility of extension to a maximum of one year. Five days per week, from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm. Flexibility around these timings deliberated, if, for example, the Intern is undertaking part-time studying or similar commitments. A minimum of a total of 4 days is required.
- £55 per day
- Travel allowance (commuting to and from the office) to a maximum of £20 per day is available
- As an internship, this does not constitute employment with the Foundation. There are no payments for bank holidays, free days, or sickness. In addition to that, there is a limited holiday allowance.
- Similarly, the Intern is included entirely in any external training opportunities (including conference attendance) and appropriate internal learning and 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 any role at the end of the internship.
The successful Commonwealth Foundation Grants Program Intern will have
- A degree in a related field to the Foundation’s work.
- Experience of working in the area of grant-making or international development and be able to demonstrate excellent writing and communication skills.
- Commitment to the work of the Foundation including the mission and values.
- Capacity as a self-starter who is able to prioritize your own workload and multitask whenever necessary.
- Excellent IT skills including database management along with a can-do attitude.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates for the Commonwealth Foundation Grants Program Intern can apply online.
For more Information Visit the Official Webpage for more details.
19 June 2020 1 pm GMT