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Work experience for young people

We offer one-week work experience placements at our head office in London during July and August. These placements are usually for people aged 15 to 18. 

They offer an opportunity to gain experience within different departments and an insight into the work of the Red Cross.

We will accept applications from 1 April 2016 until 5 June 2016.

To apply, send a cover letter to including:

  • the week you would like to do work experience (in July and August)
  • your preferred area of interest. For example, fundraising, international, HR, finance, IT, facilities, marketing or business development
  • why you would like to do work experience at the British Red Cross
  • a CV if you have one.

You can also search and apply online for office support volunteering opportunities. If you're not based near London, talk to a service manager about current opportunities near you.

If you are interested in a longer-term placement, you can view our current internships and apply online.