Charity Shop and Office Project Manager

For 4 to 6 months
London - United Kingdom
Start ASAP
Less than £200 per month

Offer description

Internship offer - Charity Shop and office Project Manager
If you wish to apply, please send your CV and cover letter to: recruitment(at)

This internship offers a wide variety of projects, perfect for business school or University students keen to gain experience in the professional world.

Children of the Mekong is a London based charity, which aims to improve the standards and accessibility of education in Southeast Asia. We are the UK branch of Enfants du Mekong, a French charity founded in 1958.

We run a charity shop in South West London, and our office is located in the basement of the shop. With only one full-time and one part-time permanent staff member, most of the team is comprised of interns and volunteers. With their support, we have been able to fund 31 projects in 7 countries since 2011, with an impact on more than 6,000 people.

This internship matters: your creative, organisational and communication skills could help shape the future of children in Southeast Asia.

Your responsibilities would be three-fold; managing the charity shop, sorting donations, and taking part in the development of the organisation.

Your role in the charity shop:

- Running the till (including sales, opening and closing)
- Advising customers
- Sorting and displaying donations
- Creating the shop window display
- Cleaning and tidying

You will also have the opportunity to be shop leader. This role includes responsibilities such as:

- Managing the team of volunteers and interns,
- Overseeing planning, including lunch breaks,
- Ensuring that your team is satisfied and motivated with their tasks and that they are working efficiently,
- Preparing and leading the weekly team meetings.

The third part of the internship involves office projects. According to your skills and previous experience, you will be assigned projects related to communication, fundraising and administration, such as:

- Fundraising (writing and reviewing proposals and reports, sending grant applications, taking part in event organisation, street fundraising, digital fundraising and research on potential corporate partnerships)
- Recruitment (publishing ads and conducting interviews for the recruitment of the new team of interns and volunteers)
- Administrative tasks (updating the database and accounting for the charity shop)
- Communication (social media, emailing sponsors and donors, newsletters and updating the website)
- Managing the EBay account
- Proposing new projects

With many responsibilities and a lot of independence, the interns will learn to identify the needs of the business and take initiative giving them great experience for the future.


Required profile:
Candidates are students in business school, engineering school or university.
The suitable candidates will have strong organisation skills, a good work ethic and be able to take initiative.
French language is a plus.


Length: 4 to 6 months
Location: 22 Lavender Hill, London SW11 5RN, UK
Allowance: £100/ monthly transport allowance for every full month completed


If you wish to apply, please send your CV and cover letter t: recruitment(at)


“My 6 months internship at children of Mekong was a great opportunity to polish skills such as taking initiatives and team management. Working in the charity field isn’t an easy task but I was amazed by the values I got from this experience. Children of the Mekong is a fantastic chance to discover a different view of business. As part of a small team you become a huge stakeholder in the dynamic of this NGO providing education in south east Asia. I had the chance to get entrusted with huge responsibilities. Being a core of a business success was the most rewarding thing I could ever wish.” Thomas, 3rd year student in a business school in Paris, June 2016

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More information about Children of the Mekong:

Children of the Mekong (“COTM“) is a UK registered charity (Number 1116375) based in South West London. COTM works with disadvantaged communities to improve the standards and accessibility of education in Myanmar, Cambodia, Southern China, Laos, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. It is the UK branch of “Enfants du Mekong”, a French NGO funded in 1958.

Since we started our operations in 2011 in the UK, we have been able to fund 26 projects in 7 countries, with an impact on more than 5,000 children.

At present, COTM in the UK is comprised of one full-time and one part-time permanent staff member, a team of 4 interns and regular volunteers. The activities of the charity are mostly related to fundraising through events, grant applications and partnerships with companies. The charity has operated a charity shop in South West London since June 2014.

Children of the Mekong

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