Interning at Macmillan

Our internship scheme offers a fantastic opportunity to get involved with Macmillan. You'll work with our experienced staff on projects and events, building on your existing skills and gaining new ones.

We have roles available in marketing, information development, regional fundraising, intelligence and research, policy, public affairs, corporate fundraising, services and events.

There are three separate intakes each year. Your internship can last between 10-14 weeks depending on your availability.

Internship periods 2015-16

  • Autumn 2015: 5 October 2015 - 18 December 2015
  • Spring 2016: February 2016 - May 2016
  • Summer 2016: July - September 2016
  • Autumn 2016: October - December 2016

Every internship role needs different skills. This might mean experience using Microsoft Word, the ability to analyse data, or knowledge of communications. What's just as important is your willingness to learn, and a passion for the work that Macmillan does.

We'll help you enhance your CV and offer you a reference at the end of your internship. Our internships and placements are voluntary unpaid positions, but you will be paid travel and lunch expenses.

Reasons to choose Macmillan

  • Make a real difference - Your work will help us to make sure that no one faces cancer alone. 
  • Meet amazing people - You'll meet people from across the organisation, including hugely inspiring Macmillan supporters and volunteers, developing friendships and connections that will last beyond your internship with us.
  • Develop new skills - Whether they're in planning, organising, communicating or influencing, you'll have gained plenty of new skills by the end of your time with us.
  • Gain experience - You'll gain insight into how a national charity works and leave your internship with connections and experience within your placement area.
  • Our internships are flexible - Our roles are flexible and we will try to fit them around you. We offer roles across the UK, mostly office-based, but with some based from home. You can volunteer for up to 3-5 days a week. Before you start you can agree your hours with your manager and you're free to change these at any time depending on your availability.
  • Personal development – We place great emphasis on personal development, with opportunities to meet staff members from different teams, attend events and have a mentor throughout your internship.