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Graduate Internships:

  • One Public Affairs and Communications placement
  • One Events and Public Engagement placement
  • Salary of £9,620 or a 6 month fixed term contract (equivalent to 19240 per annum full time) starting on 1st September 2019 ending 28th February 2020.
  • Based in Swansea with some travel required throughout Wales. Flexible working arrangements can be supported including part-time hours (minimum contract of 30 hours per week)
  • Closing date for receipt of applications: 9am Monday 8th July 2019
  • Interviews for this post will take place on Monday 29th July 2019
  • A large print, braille or audio version of this advert can be obtained on request.


Please return the forms to, or by post:

Application Form

Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

Job description

Closing date for receipt of applications: 9am Monday 8th July 2019

Interviews for this post will take place on Monday 29th July 2019

About us

We aspire to a Wales where all children and young people have an equal chance to be the best that they can be.

We would love to find graduates who are as passionate as we are about achieving positive outcomes in the lives of children and young people in Wales.

Why apply?

An internship with the Children’s Commissioner for Wales represents an exciting opportunity to:

  • Learn how your course of study applies practically in the world of employment
  • Build a valuable experience and improve your employability skills to make you a stronger candidate for future job opportunities
  • Work directly with children and young people
  • Contribute to children’s rights-based projects designed to influence government policy and legislation
  • Develop event management and public engagement skills

What will you be doing?

You will develop a set of objectives early in your internship in collaboration with your team sponsors who will wish to support you to develop your skills, knowledge and experience during your time with us. It may for example include:

  • Supporting Policy Advisors in the development of research methodologies and the design of surveys
  • Analysing evidence we receive
  • Working as a full member of a project team: contributing to meetings and taking on your own tasks
  • Conducting interviews with children young people and professionals
  • Supporting Participation Officers in events and workshops
  • Writing and creating content for our website, social media platforms and publications
  • Handling media enquiries

What skills and experience will you need?

  • Be a recent graduate
  • Be organised, with the ability to forward plan and meet deadlines
  • Be confident in communicating with people, from children and young people to Government Ministers
  • Be self-motivated and proactive with the ability to work independently
  • Be prepared to contribute your ideas and fresh perspective to our work
  • Be enthusiastic about contributing to our work and improving your employability skills; and
  • Have an idea of where you see your career progressing and how you see this internship helping you to develop your employability

We welcome enquiries from everyone and greatly value diversity in our workforce. We would particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups.