Community Internships

The Traveller Movement Community Internship programme is an opportunity for members of the Gypsy, Roma and Irish Traveller communities to train on the job. Placements range from 3-12 months.

Interns are given genuine responsibility and real projects to work on, some of which include working closely with the policy team, background research, data analysis and/or organising events. Interns can also work closely with the capacity building and partnerships team on a range of health, education or youth projects.

We recognise that the decision to do an internship with us is an investment in your future career and we want to ensure that the opportunities presented are as rewarding and fulfilling as possible.

For informal enquiries, please contact Christina Kerrigan at 

To apply, please submit an application to or contact the office for more details.

Student internships (open to all communities)
We welcome students from all communities looking for work experience. Contact us to find out more about our internship programmes.

Communications and Public Affairs Intern: Paid placement

Period: January/February -March 31th 2019 (looking immediate start)

The Traveller Movement (TM) is a leading London based national charity committed to the fulfilment of human rights for the Gypsy Roma Traveller (GRT) communities

The charity a strong track record of producing robust and thought-provoking reports and research that have informed and shaped policy relating to Gypsies, Travellers and Roma. TM also campaigns on a wide range of issues such as discrimination, criminal justice, education and health and has brought a number of prominent legal challenges that have shaped policy and practice in these areas.

TM is looking for highly motivated and competent intern with bags of initiative and drive, who wants to gain first-hand experience in political lobbying, public policy and communications work to join its busy office for three months.

Tasks will include:

• Political and social research on a wide range of issues

• Social media support

• Handling in-coming media enquiries and writing for the press.

• Updating our social media channels

• Drafting content and updating our website

• Drafting our monthly policy e- bulletin.

• Assist in creating political campaigning content that has strategic impact for our communications and lobbying channels both in digital and in print.

• Drafting briefings for MPs and Peers

• Drafting and proposing Parliamentary Questions

• Undertaking FOI requests

• Tracking relevant political events in Parliament and Government

• Attending meetings with MPs and Peers

• Helping to organise Parliamentary events

• Providing administrative support to the team

What skills do we want from you?

• A good understanding of the political process and how Parliament operates

• Excellent written and communications skills

• Must have a good knowledge and ability of using Jomla and WordPress

• Ability to work to tight deadlines

• Ability to work independently and in a team

• Experience and understanding in digital and social media and how a charity could effectively use them to communicate key messages

• Some experience of research

• Some experience organising events (desirable, not essential)

• A passion for human rights and promoting equality

• A self-starter with bags of initiative, creativity and drive

• A good sense of humour and able to muck in!


Start date. Although there is some flexibility in the starting date, the ideal candidate will be able to start in February 2019.

Location: London

Pay: £9.00

Days: Spread over three/four days a week (pro-rata)

Duration: three months with possibility of extension

Deadline: 23 January 2019

How to apply: To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to: