Internship 2019 - 2020

SPEAK Internships SPEAK’s Network Support Team has been taking on staff and interns since 2001. From 2001-2006 for 5 years we ran a successful Internship programme. This involved regular training and mentoring (from both SPEAK and partnership organisations), and being given lots of responsibility early on in the role, learning by doing. We are now reintroducing it!!

SPEAK Internship gives you great experience; here is what others have said about being an intern and working for SPEAK:

‘The SPEAK Internship was life changing for me. It opened me up to new ideas about politics, justice and God, it stretched me beyond existing skills and what I thought I was capable of. By doing an internship in a smaller grassroots campaign group I was able to try and be responsible for loads of different things, and through that I learnt more than I could have done in a big organisation’. - Jo Frew, SPEAK Network Support Team’s longest serving Intern. Jo joined the internship in 2001 and she carried on working with the SPEAK Network support team for a decade until summer 2011!

‘My first proper job was with working with SPEAK ’ . Beccie C’unha, former SPEAK Intern and now Greenbelt CEO in an interview with the Church Times in 2013.

SPEAK  INTERNSHIP - 12 Month Internship starting between January and February 2019. Also, please express interest for potential Gap year placements, starting in Summer 2019. 

We have places for year-long Internships with and without accommodation, depending on the circumstances of the applicant. We are offering this internship in partnership with the London Catholic Worker, with time split between the Catholic Worker and SPEAK.


This Internship position is likely to involve:

  • Holding campaign stalls at festivals and events
  • Taking part in workshops at festivals and events
  • Supporting edutainment Music Speaks performances and talks
  • Planning for summer training events, and next academic year campaign launches
  • Helping with resources and mailings
  • Doing funding applications
  • Helping coordinate campaigns
  • Designing and writing campaign resources
  • Research and development
  • Building partnerships


What skills you will gain:

  • Giving talks
  • Organising events
  • Supporting groups
  • Designing and writing campaign resources
  • Promotion and publicity
  • Writing
  • Team building
  • Fundraising
  • Hospitality

Internships are unpaid, but with accommodation, food, travel expenses provided. 

For more information and enquiries about how to apply for any of these roles:  and

Internship Partners:

In SPEAK we love partnerships!! We are used to running our Internship in association with other Partners. When we ran in 2001-6 we partnered with Oasis Trust, Workshop and the YMCA. SPEAK Interns also received training and mentoring input from these brilliant groups and YMCA in Walthamstow and Barbican kindly provided accommodation for SPEAK Interns for 5 years! We also ran a summer Internship with World Vision.If you are a church/ network organisation interested in partnering with us for the future of the SPEAK/ NEST internship, get in touch. We are particularly interested in locating groups in London able to provide accommodation for SPEAK Interns (in the way YMCA and Catholic Worker have) in exchange for some work hours/ support or other things SPEAK may be able to give to your group. Please get in touch with us about this and cc in