Are you interested in working for the charities and not for profit sector? Not sure what roles there are and where to start? Gain insights from professionals, helping you discover what jobs you can do and learn how to market yourself to employers in this competitive sector. Events cover a range of career paths including Campaigning, Policy, Public Engagement, Fundraising, Research and Operations roles. View the Charities & NGOs Week schedule.
UCL Careers resources
Careers in Charities & NGOs - a UCL guide - A guide from UCL Careers on getting into the Charities & NGOs sector. Discover the roles available, employer directories, key job sites, sample internships and graduate schemes, opportunities for under-represented groups, professional bodies, industry insights, and how UCL can support you.
Watch video: Getting into Charities & NGOs (2022)
Watch video: A Recruiter's Perspective (2022)
Watch video: How the voluntary sector is changing and what that means for your job hunt (2022)
Panel event recordings
Creating Social Purpose: How UCL Can Support You
Do you want to give back to society? Perhaps you’re thinking of volunteering or you want to do some social good, such as creating a social enterprise. This workshop style event will help you on that journey! Learn how you can start being part of something bigger than yourself. With Oliver Peachey (UCL Volunteering Students’ Union) and Kaitlin Fritz (UCL Innovation & Enterprise).
Behind the Scenes Roles in Charities & NGOs
From this panel event, you will discover more about the work that goes on behind the scenes in charities and NGOs, including roles in media, IT, fundraising and management. Featuring guests from: Save the Children International, Unicef UK, British Heart Foundation, WWF-UK, MindOut, and The Royal Naval Association.
Getting into Charities & NGOs
In this video, you will hear from recent UCL graduates and experienced professionals working in the Charity and NGO sectors about their career to date and gain top tips on how to get a foot in the door.
From volunteering to internships, gaining experience can give you the edge when applying for graduate roles.
Including speakers from The National Trust, Ambitious about Autism, Leonard Cheshire, Save the Children, Breaking Barriers and Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Network (SUN CSN).
Interviews and case studies
Watch our interview with Gabby Edlin, former UoL student and founder of Bloody Good Period who has featured in Stylist Magazine, BuzzFeed and About Race (the podcast series by award winning author and journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge).
Charities & NGOs Week | 2019/20
- UCL Careers blog: What to Expect from Charities & NGOs Themed Week 2020
- UCL Careers blog: UCL Alum Shares Experience of of Volunteering as Chairman of London Gay Men's Chorus
- UCL Careers blog: Interview with Jo Gibney, Head of Business Development at Association of Volunteer Managers
Charities & NGOs Week | 2018/19
- UCL Careers blog: Career Profile | Independent Sexual Violence Advocate
- UCL Careers blog: Top 10 insights from Charities & NGOs: Behind the scenes – influencing & policy
Charities & NGOs Week | 2017/18