Become a Social Change Leader (Summer 2019)
Progress your career in the world of social change!
Applications currently open
5 week placement this Summer
Here at Oxford Hub, we want people to become part of the social change world and to show them that social change starts locally; You can’t build macro change without the micro. From Summer 2019, we will be inducting our first cohort for our newest programme 'Oxford Hub: Become a Social Change Leader'. We want the best to join us and bring social action to Oxford.
What does the programme involve?
More than an internship, the Become a Social Change Leader programme puts candidates through a multi-faceted, 5 week internship and volunteering opportunity, with training and learning hand-in-hand. Join a local charity and face their on-the-ground challenges and head office headaches; meet and learn with like minded peers; progress your social action journey.
The placement portion of this scheme will typically offer candidates experience in one (or some) of the following:
  • Research
  • Report writing
  • Fundraising
  • Communications
  • Marketing
  • Event organisation
Why join?
The Summer portion of this scheme offers candidates:
  • Applicable experience in the third sector
  • Access to contacts
  • Insight into charities
  • A meaningful summer
  • Career guidance
  • The opportunity to meet like minded people
  • Development of skills
  • Responsibility
Once the programme has finished we strongly encourage participants to stay involved with Oxford Hub, and you will be well placed to take up leadership roles on our community projects or perhaps start your own social enterprise through our Awards Scheme.
Who can participate?
This opportunity is open to ALL university students (undergraduate and post-graduate, from any university) who have accommodation and are able to stay in Oxford over part of the Summer, as the activities, training and placement will all be local.
We will be selecting 10 Social Change Leaders. To be selected individuals should demonstrate:
  • Sustained commitment to social action (for example through previous volunteering or work experience)
  • A strong foundation in the knowledge and skills needed to create social change
  • The drive and enthusiasm to make a difference locally
If you fit these criteria, then we welcome you to complete the application form.
If you're an Oxford University student on the Moritz-Heyman scholarship, you can have this placement funded as part of your scholarship. Please contact or if you have any queries.
1st February - Applications open. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and individuals invited to interview. We will close applications once all spaces have been filled.
April to June - Individual, best-fit placements for candidates prepared
July 1st - August 2nd - Programme takes place.
You can find further information about the programme by reading our FAQs page or coming along to our information session on Friday 22nd.
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