Unite Intern Scheme 2013

Unite is seeking to appoint two interns in the summer/autumn of 2013. The positions are based at Unite’s head office in Holborn, London. One position is for a month, the other for up to three months.

Part of the internship will focus on supporting a project to develop and deliver Unite’s young members strategy; and assistance where required in the “Unite in Schools” programme. This will include researching, writing and designing literature in relation the organising of young workers, working with various central office departments to achieve this.

There may also be opportunities to work with our constitutional committee structures for young people, and to assist in organising work across the union.

The successful applicants will report to the National Officer, Unite Equalities.

Unite supports fair pay for internships and this position will be paid at least the London Living Wage, currently £8.55 an hour. It is expected that the applicants will work a 34 hour week for no more than the periods stated.

Applicants wishing to apply are asked to email in a written application with CV to A covering letter should address the following questions:

  • Why I wish to be considered for Unite’s internship
  • What is the role of trade unions today, and what are the main issues facing trade unions?
  • What are the main barriers to young people joining and becoming active in trade unions?
  • Unite is campaigning on paid internships. Can you tell us why the opportunity to take part in a PAID internship is important to you.

Applicants are asked to submit their completed applications by Wednesday 10th July, stating what period they are applying for. Interviews will take place in the second half of July.

Applicants successful at this stage will be contacted and asked to attend an interview. 

The successful applicant will be asked to prepare a report on their work at the end of the internship period.