Graduate Internship (2 posts)

  • One post working with the Communications and Policy functions
  • One post working with the Participation Team
  • Equivalent to £19240 per annum for a 6 month fixed term contract
  • working Monday to Friday 35 hours per week
  • Based in Swansea but flexible working arrangements supported including part time hours of a minimum 28 hours per week.

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 and their ability to access their rights.

Sally Holland is the current Children’s Commissioner for Wales and she has a team of 26 people working with her to help realise her vision for 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 for those graduates interested in a career working for and with children and young people;
  • Contribute to rights based projects designed to influence government policy and legislation.

What you’ll be doing

The specific remit of the internship will be negotiated between the successful applicant and team sponsors. It may for example include:

  • Supporting Policy Advisors in the development of research methodologies, the design of surveys;
  • Analysing and making sense of evidence received;
  • Working as a full member of a project team, contributing to planning meetings and owning actions;
  • 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; or
  • Handling media enquiries

What skills you’ll need

  • Be a 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.


Please complete the forms and send to or by post.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 9am Wednesday 26th September 2018

Interviews for this post will take place on Wednesday 10th October

We welcome enquiries from everyone and greatly value diversity in our workforce and we would particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups. A large print, braille or audio version of this advert can be obtained on request.