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.
Due to the large number of applications we receive, we can only respond to applicants we would like to interview in the near future. 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.
San Francisco, California
With supporters in over 82 countries, Survival is well established and has been in operation for over 40 years. However, we would like to work on the growth and presence of our office in San Francisco, CA. We are offering two unique opportunities for interns to impact the strategy behind our work. Interns will work closely with the Survival USA staff to consider ways to bring awareness to our campaigns and generate support for tribal peoples. The positions are suitable for those interested in indigenous rights issues, human rights and sustainable living. The ideal applicant would be self-motivated and eager to contribute ideas.
Media Outreach Internship
Responsibilities will include working on book and press outreach, database management and liaising with publications and online platforms.
Applicants should have a working command of Microsoft Office and excellent communication skills (both written and oral). Those fluent in Spanish are encouraged to apply.
Community Outreach and Event Planning Internship
Responsibilities will include organizing small-scale, local events for the purpose of fundraising and bringing awareness to tribal peoples rights.
These positions are unpaid. Applicants should have a working command of Microsoft Office and excellent communication skills (both written and oral). Those fluent in Spanish are encouraged to apply.
Commitment: 2-3 days per week. 3-6 months.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Potential candidates may be required to submit additional application materials.
You are welcome to submit an application to intern at Survival, but please note the following: We are only interested in people who are, a) passionate about Survival’s cause, b) speak and write English fluently and with an extremely high standard of grammar, and c) speak more than one language. Those looking to make a career in the ‘voluntary sector’ or in ‘development’ need not apply. We are less interested in formal qualifications than a genuine commitment to Survival and its work.
If you believe you meet these criteria, please tell us why in one page or less, and send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, attaching your CV.
Our resources are very limited and we cannot therefore reply to applications unless we are interested in pursuing them. Please do not contact us about your application – we will respond if we are interested. If you do not hear from us, we are not pursuing your application.