Operations Response Intern

By volunteering with us we are offering the opportunity to be part of Team Rubicon, developing our operations and development capabilities to make a real difference. Working within the team offers great opportunities and a range of skills development to enhance your CV, including experience of success in: policy and procedure development, contingency planning, disaster response logistics, development project management, event planning/ delivery & volunteer management. 


Job Title:

Operations Response Intern


Minimum 37.5 (unpaid)


3 Months

Start Date:



Chilmark, Wiltshire

Job Description

The immense success of TRUK so far has been incredible. But to meet our rapidly growing commitments, we’re looking for dedicated interns to join our team at HQ. The successful applicants will provide high quality support to either the Development or Operations Departments. Depending on the skills and interests of the applicant, and the needs of the organisation, the role may include a range of responsibilities from the list below.

If selected, you will be asked to attend a trial week before in order to confirm suitability.


Ability to deploy at short notice into disaster zones
Work within a small team to develop situational awareness in the early stages of a disaster
Use tech and comms platforms to deliver information back to the UK headquarters
After the initial response deploy within the disaster space for a period of up to two weeks
Outside deployments work with the UK headquarters

Skills, Knowledge and Attributes

Humanitarian academic qualifications
Remote travel experience
Physical and mental robustness
Cultural sensitivity
Good written and oral communication skills
Tech skills (including drone operation)
Understanding the use of social media platforms

Essential Requirements


Desired Requirements



Please note that this is an unpaid internship, however TRUK may be able to assist with accommodation/transport solutions. We recommend all prospective candidates to seek financial assistance from their academic institutions or seek outside fellowships, grants and personal resources. TRUK do not sponsor individuals applying for internships to help them obtain visas.

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