Vacancy: External Affairs Intern

We’re looking for an ambitious, enthusiastic person with a demonstrable interest in mental health, campaigning and communications to join our External Affairs team on a six month internship. This is a fixed-term training position.

The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to get hands-on experience of all aspects of our external affairs work, from our public affairs and campaigning activities to our social media, digital content and events. We can also promise a concerted and systematic focus on your own learning and professional development.


The salary is London living wage (annual gross salary of £21,548). We welcome applicants from across the UK. Our office is based in central London, however this post can be offered on a remote-working basis, with occasional travel to the office (in line with government guidelines).  An access guide for the office building can be found here.


Read the full job description and apply here.


Closing date: 9am on Friday 28 January 2022. Online interviews are provisionally planned for Wednesday 9 February and the internship will ideally start from the week commencing Monday 28 February.


Our application process

We are committed to removing unconscious bias from our recruitment process. We therefore use a platform called Be Applied which allows us to blind review applications without seeing details such as names and education details. Instead of reviewing CVs and cover letters, you will be asked to answer a few questions specifically designed to test the skills we are looking for in the person specification. Your answers will be anonymised (all identifying information will be removed) and randomised; reviewers will score each answer against the skills specified for each question. Reviewers will only see your CV if your scores  are high enough to be shortlisted. You can read more about the principles behind the blind review process here.

As part of the application process, you will still need to provide a CV but this will only be considered if you score well enough on the blind review. Please include details of two referees in your CV (we will only contact them if you are offered the position)

If you require any reasonable adjustments to be able to access any part of this process please do let us know by emailing

We are an equal opportunities and Mindful employer, and welcome applications from all — including those with lived experience of a mental health condition. We are also committed to improving employment opportunities in the charity sector for minority ethnic groups, and are particularly keen to receive applications from members of diverse ethnic communities.