Cancer Research UK launches pilot internship scheme

Howard Lake | 17 May 2005 | News

Cancer Research UK is launching a pilot internship scheme for summer 2005, offering unpaid posts in fundraising, marketing and communications, in response to the huge demand for work experience at the charity.

The programme will be aimed at penultimate year students, recent graduates or those looking to change career paths. The unpaid placements will cover fundraising, marketing and communications and will last approximately 10 weeks, with one internship offered for six months.

Cancer Research UK will also provide training to enhance personal development and advice on how to get started in the charity sector.

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As well as offering a foot in the door for the growing number of people wanting to work for this and other charities, the scheme will provide support for important areas of Cancer Research UK’s work.

Annette Breeden, Head of Volunteering at Cancer Research UK, said: “at Cancer Research UK we receive a huge number of requests from people interested in taking up voluntary placements with us. This internship programme aims to address this demand and provide relevant and interesting experience for those wishing to get into the charity sector, as well as being a fantastic opportunity to increase the number of valuable volunteers within Cancer Research UK.”