Project & Research Intern

Cornwall Rural Community Charity
Charities and Social Enterprise, Marine
Salary Details
£9.25 per hour + Cornwall travel card
Hours of work
35 hours per week
Job Type
Closing Date
We know that getting experience is not easy. We are seeking an intern to join us in supporting the inshore fishing fleet across the UK, and working as part of our small team of four.

Job Description


West Cornwall

We know that getting experience is not easy. We are seeking an intern to join us in supporting the inshore fishing fleet across the UK, and working as part of our small team of four. We support and develop resilience, encourage people to value and use local food, and to seek out good examples from other regions or countries.


We offer 8 weeks of supported experience based in Newlyn, West Cornwall, with a £9 per hour living wage and free Cornwall travel card. The work is predominantly office based. We will support you to understand our area of work, therefore we need bright minds who like a challenge and understand deadlines. You will need to enjoy working independently and answering enquiries by phone, text, email and the web.

You need to be really good at IT, and happy to use everything from a database to a tweet.

We're an Apple based environment. Language skills are desirable but not essential.

You don’t need any fishing knowledge, and the office does not smell of anything other than
coffee and wetsuits.

Hours of work are flexible around 35 hours a week and spread over Monday to Friday.


We offer two-month placements; October and November, December and
January etc. until the end of 2020.


The work consists of helping fishers to access the support available to them, helping us with research into what’s happening on a world basis, and supporting our web site and enquiries. We will teach you how to make funding applications and to develop and research your own project. You will be working with us to develop ideas to reality. Training is available and we encourage you in your time with us to do the one-day sea survival course and spend a day on a fishing boat. To find out more have a look at our website, and if you're interested please send in a one page summary about you. We’re not looking for a CV, just a bit about you, and include a short paragraphs on what you like and want to do, what skills you bring and an answer to the question “does Schumacher's book Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered have meaning today?”.

The important bit: We offer £9.25 per hour (around £1400) paid monthly on the 18th of the
Month, as well as a free Cornwall bus pass if you need one.


We welcome applications from all and currently have a 50:50 gender ratio. We are an equal opportunities employer. You will need to understand confidentiality and agree not to take any data out of the office. You will receive training in the General Data Protection Regulations, but you must be prepared to sign a confidentiality agreement.

Enquiries and submissions to

Closing date 15th September 2019

Company Description


We are a not for profit charity supporting communities across Cornwall.

Dating back to just after the Second World War, we have set up many services that have improved the lives of people right across Cornwall.

In 2016, CRCC and Penwith Community Development Trust (PCDT) a similar organisation based in Penzance, merged and are now collectively registered under Cornwall Community Development Limited (CCDL) and work under a single board of trustees.  Both have retained their trading names and continue to deliver collaboratively.

With, on average, 80 staff and a turnover of approximately £2M a year, we support a number of projects such as, community development; fishing and coastal communities; infrastructure services, training provision, informal and unpaid carers, volunteer led projects and support for young people.

CRCC is part of a network of 38 RCCs across England, all sharing the aim of enhancing rural communities. RCCs are represented at a national level by ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England).

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