Commonwealth Foundation Internship with the Commonwealth Writers team in London

Commonwealth Foundation Internship with the Commonwealth Writers team in London

Deadline: January 26, 2018

The Commonwealth Foundation is looking for an Intern to join the Commonwealth Writers team. The Intern will work in the exciting arena of Commonwealth Writers.  The internship will be London based and support activities of the programme, in particular the two websites, and, and various projects including the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and craft development initiatives.

The Commonwealth Foundation is a unique organisation with a global reach. By joining the team, you will be embarking on a challenging and rewarding career path and have the opportunity to contribute to improved development outcomes across the Commonwealth. The role will contribute to overall programme effectiveness and the efficiency of programme delivery.


Commonwealth Writers aims to strengthen civic voice and shape public discourse through creative expression by less heard voices. The purpose of this role is to manage projects that fit within this social change sphere.

Commonwealth Writers is a cultural programme within the Commonwealth Foundation.  The Foundation is an international organisation established by Heads of Government in support of the belief that the Commonwealth is as much an association of peoples as it is of governments.  It is the Commonwealth agency for civil society; a unique, stand-alone organisation established by, funded and reporting to governments.

Salary and Benefits

  • £50 per day allowance
  • 6 to 12 months duration
  • As an internship this does not constitute employment with the Foundation. There are no payments for holiday or sickness.


The individual should have the following:

  • Strong writing skills
  • Research ability and experience
  • Experience of working with websites and various social media tools
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Microsoft Office knowledge
  • Good administration skills.


  • Complete the online application.
  • Interviews will take place the week of 12 February 2018.

The Commonwealth Foundation is also looking for a Programme Officer – details here.

For more information, visit The Commonwealth Foundation.