Work for Survival

Offers of work and volunteering opportunities with Survival in London and San Francisco are posted here. For positions in other offices (Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, Madrid, Milan), please see the Survival website in the relevant language.

Survival does not manage any projects overseas – we do assist some projects with tribal peoples, but these are run by the tribe itself. We do not send volunteers into the field, or sponsor any visitors other than our own staff.

Our resources are very limited and therefore we regret that we cannot reply to applications unless we are interested in pursuing them. We apologize for this. If you apply for a position and do not hear from us within ten days, please assume that we will not be pursuing your application at this time. You are, however, welcome to apply for other positions as they arise.

A genuine commitment to Survival and its work is more important than formal qualifications or a desire to work in the charity sector as a whole.


Office Administrator
Central London, UK
Salary £22,000 – £25,000 (depending on qualifications/experience)

Survival is looking for a full-time Office Administrator. You will be responsible for the smooth running of Survival’s head office and for providing high quality and efficient administrative and operational support to the Administrative Director and the Head of Supporter Services. You will need to be flexible, self-motivated, organized, a good team player and have a proactive approach to problem solving. This is a busy, multi-faceted and challenging job with a unique organization. If you are interested in using your excellent and varied administrative skills for a good cause, this may be the job for you.

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  • Deadline for applications: 21 March 2015.


    Outreach and Communications Intern
    San Francisco – USA

    We are offering a unique opportunity for an intern to impact the strategy behind our work. The intern will work closely with the Survival USA staff to consider ways to bring awareness to our campaigns and generate support for tribal peoples. The position is suitable for those interested in indigenous rights issues and human rights. The ideal applicant would be self-motivated and eager to contribute ideas.

    Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

    - educational research and outreach
    - logistical/administrative support
    - database management
    - media research
    - press support

    Applicants should have a working command of Microsoft Office and excellent communication (both written and oral) and social media skills. Those fluent in Spanish or French are encouraged to apply. Graphic design experience is a plus.

    Commitment: 2 days per week. 3-6 months. Contingent upon one-month performance evaluation. Position based in the San Francisco office. Unpaid.

    Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to info.usa@survivalinternational.org. Potential candidates may be required to submit additional application materials.