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, 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 Potential candidates may be required to submit additional application materials.

Assistant Coordinator (USA)

We are Survival, the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights. We’re the only organization that champions tribal peoples around the world. We help them defend their lives, protect their lands and determine their own futures.

Position Overview
We’re looking for an assistant coordinator to help grow Survival International’s San Francisco office. Successful applicants will be motivated by Survival’s goals and sincerely believe in the importance of fighting for tribal peoples’ rights. Working at Survival is an interesting and varied vocation, which will be difficult, challenging, often frustrating, but extremely rewarding.

This position will assist the coordinator in all aspects of Survival International’s work. Some tasks may include liaising with supporters, responding to general inquiries, and completing administrative tasks as needed. You must have exceptional communication skills and be able to write well, using an appropriate tone and with correct punctuation and grammar.

We need hard-working, critical thinking, creative and straightforward people, who are efficient, learn fast, people who can fit in easily, but who are happy to work largely on their own. Successful candidates will become an integral part of the world’s leading tribal peoples’ rights team. If you fit the bill, we want you with us, so we wish you the best of luck!

-Provide clerical and administrative support to the coordinator
-Manage CMS and other databases
-Assist in creating budgets
-Assist as needed with events

-Assist with fundraising strategy
-Assist with outreach and research on potential funders

-Draft and assist with content, mailings, email updates
-Assist with educational outreach
-Read and respond to general inquiries

-Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
-Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
-Proven track record for conceptualizing and completing projects
-Strong computer skills
-Legally able to live and work in the US
-Fluency in English

-Competitive nonprofit salary
-Health and dental insurance
-Huge potential for impact
-Opportunity to work with a motivated, successful and passionate team of activists

Interested candidates should submit a resume (2 pages max.) and cover letter (1 page max.). Cover letter should include who you are and why you want this position with Survival. Applications should be sent to Potential candidates may be required to submit additional application materials.