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.


Volunteer translator (UK)

Volunteer translator required for specific project. Translating between English and Oriya or Hindi. Hours flexible. The appointed volunteer would work mostly from home, but interviews will be held in London.

Please submit applications to jw@survivalinternational.org, attaching your CV.


Education Outreach & Fundraising Intern (USA)

We believe that public opinion is the most effective force for change. Its power will make it harder, and eventually impossible, for governments and companies to oppress tribal peoples. With supporters in over 82 countries, Survival is well established and has been in operation for over 40 years.

The appointed 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 ideal applicant would be self-motivated and eager to contribute ideas.

Responsibilities will include working on education outreach and database management, including research on foundations, schools, community centers, libraries, organizations, and media outlets. The intern will also research potential funding sources to help expand Survival USA’s education program and provide administrative support.

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. Based in San Francisco. 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.