Health Community Engagement (Health Awareness Volunteers) Internship

Islington, London
Start date:
Mon 16th January 2017
Office-based roles
Time commitment:
Three to four days a week
Posted on:

Please complete and return the internship application form by email to by midday on Wednesday 9 November.

Download the application form


We are looking for an enthusiastic individual interested in health promotion and inequalities to plan and deliver the recruitment process for our Health Awareness Volunteer programme.

What will I be doing?

  • Supporting the management of the Health Awareness Volunteer programme: evaluating the 2016 scheme; assisting with recruitment; planning training days; producing support materials; developing an induction pack; identifying, implementing and supporting change
  • Supporting the planning of the 2017 Roadshow campaign: dealing with internal and external enquiries; helping prepare for the Start of Campaign Meeting; developing a suite of marketing resources
  • Researching ways in which to promote the Roadshow both internally and externally: meeting with internal stakeholders; researching other charity Roadshows; presenting key findings and recommendations to the team

What skills will I gain?

  • Enhanced knowledge of elements involved in the set-up and execution of a successful volunteer programme
  • Develop the ability to review and evaluate an existing programme and make informed and appropriate recommendations
  • Develop logistical skills to implement a volunteer programme, and wider Roadshow activity
  • Interpersonal skills by working with teams across the charity and external volunteer candidates

What skills do I need?

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to evaluate data and qualitative feedback
  • Ability to work well individually and with others
  • Confidence in using basic PC applications
  • An interest in health promotion, marketing and evaluation techniques

Why we need you

The Health Community Engagement Team help to empower and encourage people to make choices that could reduce their risk of cancer and increase the chances of spotting it early.

We will be launching our 2017 Cancer Awareness Roadshow campaign in March. In the run up to this, we’ll be researching and planning new opportunities for the Roadshow and recruiting a new cohort of volunteers to provide extra support to our Roadshow staff.

We’re looking for an intern who can evaluate the 2016 volunteer scheme, explore ways in which we can develop the role and assist with the recruitment process. The successful candidate will also provide support with planning our 2017 Roadshow activity and scoping out new opportunities.

How much time do I need to commit?

Ideally, we would like someone who can commit to 3 - 4 days a week for 12 weeks but the scheme is flexible and this can be discussed on a 1 to 1 basis.

Where will I be based?

You will be based at our head office in Islington, London, although the option of working from home can be discussed at interview if you need the internship to fit around existing commitments.

How do I apply?

Please download and complete the internship application form and submit it to by midday on Wednesday 9 November.

Why we need you

Every step we make towards beating cancer relies on every pound, every hour and every person. We need you to help us by volunteering. Play a part in this inspiring story and volunteer. Help us to create more tomorrows.

Volunteering policy

We are committed to giving you the best experience possible and believe that the volunteer relationship is one of honour, trust and mutual understanding.

Download our full volunteering policy

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