Macmillan Internships

Your chance to shine at Macmillan

Want to know what you’re really capable of? Intern with Macmillan and you’ll get the chance to really shine, with proper training and hands-on experience in one of the UK’s biggest charities. You’ll be part of an inspiring team, with the chance to network with people across Macmillan. Though we can’t guarantee jobs, we will help you develop new skills and discover your strengths, so you can get your career off to a great start. 

Key dates: 2020

When can I apply?: You can apply now.

How long is the internship?: Our spring internship scheme runs Monday 17 February-Friday 8 May 2020.

Current opportunities

Designed to nurture talent

Our internship scheme is designed to develop and nurture talent, and as such, should put you in a good place if you’re considering a career in the charity sector. Interning with us doesn’t automatically lead to a job, however we will help you apply for positions with us when they arise, including vacancies that are only advertised internally. And of course, your time with us will give your application a real boost.

Open to all

We don't care where you've been - just where you're going. Whether you’re a student, graduate or simply looking to change your career or move into the charity sector, our internship scheme is open to you. All we ask for is someone who’s keen to make a difference to the lives of people affected by cancer.


We want the brightest talent for our internship scheme. And we only want people who want to improve the lives of people affected by cancer. But we also appreciate that it can be difficult to find time to intern. So, although our 12-week scheme is 9am to 5pm, three days a week, we’re happy to work around this if we can. 

We have opportunities in a variety of different areas, such as marketing, events, volunteering, fundraising and HR. 


We promise to provide you with:

  • A full induction to help you understand more about your role and how it fits into the wider organisation.
  • A development plan to enable you to gain the skills necessary to make the next step.
  • A buddy and mentoring scheme to give you the support you need.
  • Project work to give you a sense of ownership over the work you produce.
  • A chance to work on a team fundraising project.
  • Access to apply for internal-only vacancies with coaching from the recruitment team on making a successful application.

So what's it like?

Who better to ask about our internships than the interns themselves? Read our full list of stories from both interns and their managers.