Real Living Wage Internship

Details: 0.25 FTE (10 hrs per week) for minimum of six months. Working hours can be grouped or spread across the week.  Home-based. Employed as a consultant by Index on Censorship.

Direct Reports: Policy and Campaigns Manager

Salary: Real living wage* (£9.50/ hour across the UK, £10.85/ hour London-based)


Index on Censorship is seeking a candidate to work on a research and analysis project. The role would be ideal for someone currently undertaking post-graduate study with an interest in human rights, international relations and the use of soft power, who would like to gain experience of working for a dynamic advocacy, research and campaigning organisation.


Index on Censorship is a non-profit that campaigns for and defends free expression worldwide. We publish work by censored writers and artists in our award-winning magazine, promote debate through our events programme, and monitor threats to free speech through our advocacy and campaigning work. We believe that everyone should be free to express themselves without fear of harm or persecution, and aim is to raise awareness about threats to free expression and the value of free speech.


  • Carry out detailed research into key threats to free speech, collecting social, political and cultural data on how nation states are leveraging soft power outside their borders.
  • Assemble into an accessible and shareable format
  • Attend regular check-in meetings with the Index team


  • Some experience of carrying out desk-based research or project administration/ management
  • Strong research and communications skills
  • Strong organisational and time-management skills
  • Strong interest in, and understanding of, human rights, politics and international relations
  • Commitment to Index on Censorship’s purpose and values
  • We are working to improve the diversity of the Index team, and welcome applications from groups which are under-represented in the charity sector.


Please email your CV and a short covering letter setting out your interest in and suitability for the role to [email protected] by 5pm on 26th February 2021. Interviews will be carried out in early March via Zoom video conferencing. Start date late March/early April.

We’re happy to discuss the role – please drop us an email if you have any questions.

We will acknowledge all applications, and will let all applicants know whether or not they have been invited for interview.

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