Remote Paid Internship Opportunity: The HALO Trust is looking for an Intern: Apply Now!!

Role: HALO Trust Intern

Salary: Meets national minimum wage

Location: Remote (frequent monthly visits to our Salisbury or Dumfries office required)

Duration: 6-months (approx)

Hours: Full-Time

Reporting to: Chief of Staff

Start Date: 15th July 2024 (flexible for the right candidate)

About the role:

The HALO Trust is the world’s largest and oldest international humanitarian mine action charity. Our mission is to save lives and restore livelihoods for those affected by conflict. HALO is known for its work to clear landmines and the disposal of other explosive hazards such as bombs, rockets, and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). HALO was established in Afghanistan in 1988 and now employs over 11,000 staff across 30 countries and territories.

We are seeking to fill a paid internship position with an enthusiastic and proactive recent graduate or student able to provide support across the organisation. Reporting to the Chief of Staff, the successful candidate will work across the organisation, gaining invaluable experience to prepare them for their future career.

The role would last for approximately 6 months and be full time. HALO working hours are Monday to Thursday 8:30-17:30 with Fridays having an early finish of 15:30.

This position is remote however access multiple times a month to our offices in Wilton (near Salisbury) or Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, Scotland is required. An ideal start date for this role would be Monday 15th July, however this is flexible for the right candidate.


The role will provide you with the opportunity to work with a broad variety of departments within the HALO Trust. Once you have established the work that you find most rewarding, there will be scope to focus on your interests. Main initial responsibilities may include:

  • Directly assist teams on HALO Programmes. Tasks can range from newsletter and case study writing to donor reports and concept notes.
  • Support HALO HQ departments with administrative tasks.
  • Taking the meeting minutes for various ad hoc and routine meetings.
  • Support the Chief of Staff with ad hoc tasks.
  • Help with the organisation of HALOs Annual Cross Briefing event.
  • Updating internal databases and filing systems.
  • Support the development of HALOs Goal 3 work.
  • Do the bi-weekly news update for Afghanistan.
  • Provide research papers on topics affecting HALO on both micro and macro levels.


Applicants should possess a positive attitude and be highly organized, flexible, self-motivated, and detail-orientated, with a strong interest in the non-profit and international development/humanitarian sector. We are looking for the following:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Be highly organised and self-motivated
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Exceptional work ethic
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • A keen understanding of a variety of writing and communication styles appropriate for speaking to different stakeholders, busy HALO staff and the public.
  • Must be open to working with all departments of the organisation as and when required.


  • Paid hourly salary at the minimum wage for your age band.
  • Flexible working policy.
  • Potential to travel and visit HALO programmes.
  • Valuable insight provided into international humanitarian systems and working in the non-profit sector, giving you vital experience preparing you for your future career.
  • Opportunity to conduct direct and meaningful work that will impact the HALO’s ability to make a difference in the lives of families across the globe.
  • Travel insurance if required to travel overseas.

To apply for this role, please submit a CV and a one-page cover letter detailing why you are a suitable candidate for this role by 7th May 2024. Please include any relevant academic or professional experience.

*Please note that applications without a cover letter tailored to this role will not be considered

The HALO Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. The HALO Trust is committed to a culture that is both diverse and inclusive and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

The HALO Trust is committed to ensuring that it provides a safe and trusted environment which safeguards and promotes the welfare and wellbeing of anyone who comes into contact with, or is part of, the Charity, with a zero-tolerance approach to behaviours which challenge this.

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