Vacancy for Programmes Intern in London, UK

Salary: London Living Wage (Currently £10.20 an hour)

Location: London

Hours: 09.00 – 17.00

Job type: Full time, 9 month contract.

Start date: ASAP.

Holiday: 27 days annual leave + public holidays

The Sutton Trust is the UK’s leading foundation dedicated to improving social mobility. Founded by Sir Peter Lampl in 1997, the Trust delivers programmes to 5,000 young people each year across the country, rigorous research into the issues of low social mobility and educational disadvantage, and policy advocacy to affect systemic change. The Trust gives opportunities to young people from low and moderate-income backgrounds to improve their chances of accessing top universities and the professions. It seeks to ensure young people reach their potential, regardless of their background, school or where they live.

The Sutton Trust is looking for an intern to join the Programmes Team, working across the full range of our programmes improving access to leading universities and the professions. This varied role is ideal for someone looking to begin their career in the third-sector with a focus on education. The successful candidate will work in a small, energetic team as we implement our bold strategy to reach more young people across the UK.

Safeguarding statement

The Sutton Trust believes that a child, young person or vulnerable adult should never experience abuse of any kind. We all have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people and to keep them safe. Therefore all posts undergo a safer recruitment process, including but not limited to, disclosure of criminal records where necessary and eligibility to work in the UK. We have procedures in place to promote safeguarding and a safe culture at the Trust.

To apply

Please download the candidate application pack from our website, complete the application form, and submit it to

The applicant pack includes:

Applications should reach us by 12pm on Tuesday 28th August, with interviews held on Tuesday 4th September.

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