CAFOD Stream

A CAFOD intern works within, and is fully supported by, a
small government relations team who are responsible for
CAFOD’s parliamentary engagement.

There is a diverse mixture of policy, campaigns and media
work as well as direct parliamentary work meeting MPs and
Peers, and organising briefings.

An internship at CAFOD enables you to put your faith into
action whilst gaining experience of the international
development sector.


“My role as a Parliamentary Assistant saw me meet and build relationships with MPs, craft parliamentary questions for them to ask in the chamber and select committee scrutiny sessions, research and prepare briefings on important issues (such as safeguarding the international aid budget), and even organising and managing my own All Parliamentary Group of MPs (something I didn’t even know existed before my time here!). My internship saw me do and see things I’d never dreamed were possible just a year ago when I was finishing my degree, and see me develop in a way that is invaluable for my future career.”

Ellen Martin
2019-20 CAFOD Intern


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Send us your application today

Applications are open for submission until April 2021.

In A Year

Each year, the interns on the programme produce ‘In A Year’, a magazine in which they write about their experiences over the internship year.