Work for Survival
Offers of work and volunteering opportunities with Survival in London and San Francisco are posted here. For positions in other offices (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.
Graphic Design 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 design materials to help 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. The intern will play an integral role in shaping Survival’s presence on social media and other online outlets.
Applicants should have excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite: Indesign, Photoshop required, Illustrator optional. Applicants should also have excellent communication (both written and oral) and experience using multiple social media platforms.
Commitment: 1 day per week. 3-6 months. Contingent upon one-month performance evaluation. Based in San Francisco. Unpaid.
Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and 2 examples of previous graphic design work to firstname.lastname@example.org. Potential candidates may be required to submit additional application materials.
Web Intern, London – UK
We are looking for an intern to help maintain Survival’s presence on the web. The web is at the center of everything we do. Our message resonates with thousands of people all over the world. It is crucial that our website and IT infrastructure is properly maintained, and kept up to date with new developments.
To help us achieve this we need someone with a broad technical knowledge base, an ability to pick up new ideas quickly, and an enthusiasm for Survival’s work.
Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
- HTML/CSS formatting and design of content posted on the Survival website, and emails sent out to Survival’s supporters.
- Producing graphics and imagery for the web and email.
- Helping maintain Survival’s physical network: wired internet and wi-fi.
- Helping with server admin tasks, like uploading media to our Amazon S3 bucket.
- Photoshop/ Indesign/ video editing
- Knowledge of IT infrastructure – Networking, Mac desktop support
- Knowledge of Server Administration: Unix Shell, Amazon EC2, Amazon S3.
As well as the technical skills, you will need to be committed to Survival’s aims and ideals. If you’d like to help, please send a CV and covering email including:
- who you are and why you’d like to intern at Survival
- a brief overview of your previous experience
As well as an enthusiasm for and commitment to Survival’s work, the ideal candidate will be well organised and have good time-management skills. The ability to work as part of a team and take pleasure in routine, as well as more challenging, tasks, is important.
Applications will only be considered from candidates who have a right to live and volunteer in the UK. Please specify this information in your cover letter.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Please send your CV and cover email to email@example.com
Location: Survival’s London office (near Barbican)
Start: As soon as possible
Duration: Ideally, 2-3 days per week for 3-6 months minimum – other, more flexible, arrangements might be possible.
Please note that this position is unpaid but some travel and food expenses can be covered.