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

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, attaching your CV.

Volunteer photographer or videographer – San Francisco

Survival International is looking for a volunteer to take photos and/or film at events in the Bay Area from April 23rd to May 1st.

Please send your résumé, samples of your work, and your availability to

Features and Press Intern – London

Survival International is looking for an intern to join its growing Features and Press department from April 1, 2014 (or sooner if possible), for at least 6 months.

The internship will be extremely varied and will include: story and photo research; pitching story ideas to journalists and magazines; writing photograph captions and other copy; preparing online photographic galleries; uploading images; liaising with Editors, photojournalists and senior members of Survival; proof reading and many other tasks.

Ideally you will have: PR / journalism experience; experience of pitching ideas to media; excellent writing and organisational skill; an eye for good photographs; a good knowledge of multimedia and social media systems, Photoshop, Word Press / other content management systems; and be a stickler for accuracy and spelling.

Please send your CV, and a cover letter in the form of a personal statement of no more than 250 words explaining why you would like to work for Survival International.

This is an unpaid position but we can contribute towards travel costs, and you will of course be helping to raise awareness of tribal peoples across the world whilst gaining invaluable experience in a prestigious charity. 

Please send your CV and a cover letter to