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We are excited to announce that we are now welcoming applications for our Social Enterprise Internship Programme!

The Programme

The Social Enterprise Internship Programme will run from July 1st-12th 2024 and is available to anyone over the age of 18 who has an interest in working for or setting up a social enterprise or charity. The internship programme is a perfect platform for those looking to develop a career in the rewarding VCSE sector. Successful applicants will get to work on projects alongside members of the Bounceback Food central team and will gain experience of working in an expanding social enterprise that is developing teams across the UK to tackle food poverty.


Our annual social enterprise programme has run since 2018 and provided vital experience for young people looking to develop a career in the sector. We welcome applicants from around the world as the entire programme can be completed remotely. Successful applicants from the UK may have the opportunity to support projects being delivered by Bounceback Food teams in person. Our central team members work from co-working offices in Manchester and London.

The 2024 programme will pay a UK living wage to successful applicants for the duration of the internship (up to a maximum of 25 hours per successful applicant).

The Positions

We are recruiting for the following 5 roles in the 2024 programme:

  • Marketing & Events
  • Publishing
  • Graphic Design
  • Web Development
  • Community Chef

Interns will work on projects linked to their chosen role and a range of wider organisation campaigns. Successful candidates will have the following skills and personal attributes:

  • Strong interest in developing a career in the VCSE sector.
  • Relevant volunteering experiences.
  • Demonstrable writing skills.
  • Willingness to apply our core values: respect, enterprise and teamwork.
  • Examples of creativity, intuition and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Experience with social media platforms (especially Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube).

The Application Process

Each year we receive hundreds of applications and are only able to make a handful of offers. So, before putting together your application, it’s vitally important to take time researching our organisation via our website and social media channels (including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Podcast) so that you understand the work of our Community Cookery School teams, campaigns and fundraising projects. Your covering letter provides an opportunity to demonstrate this research and articulate what you would bring to our team! If you are shortlisted you will be invited to a Zoom interview w/c 15th April 2024.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented in the social enterprise sector. We also welcome applications from LGB, Trans and non-binary candidates.

How to Apply

Please complete BOTH of the following tasks:

1. Submit answers to all of the questions listed on our application form.

2. Send your CV and a covering letter via email to [email protected], using the subject line ‘Social Enterprise Internship Application 2024’.

Applications close on the 28th March 2024 at 5pm. We will only consider applications from people who complete BOTH application tasks (make sure you answer the questions on the application form, send us your CV and covering letter with the correct subject line). We look forward to hearing from you – good luck!

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