Our intern programmes
Friends of the Elderly offer under graduates & graduates opportunities to develop their skills and expertise in the area of social and community work, marketing and fundraising. The Programme Assistant role is particularly suited to graduates of Social Care or Social Science courses who are interested in gaining experience prior to returning to complete their masters in Social Care or Social Work.
The commitment of each role varies depending on the needs of the project and the requirements of the placement. In the past, our programmes have favoured placements of a longer duration as this allows students to be fully inducted and trained before starting into the role. It also aids their learning as it allows them to build a professional relationship with the staff and volunteer teams, as well as with service users.