Social Media Intern

Samaritans is working with Charityworks UK and the government's Kickstart scheme to provide paid jobs to those who are deeply affected by youth unemployment, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

We are looking for a 16 – 24 year old on Universal Credit to join our amazing External Communications team as a Social Media Intern as part of #Kickstart. You will support the Social Media Manager and Social Media Assistant with the coordination and monitoring of our social media channels, including generating new ideas for content and forming some of the communications to be used on these channels. This is a fantastic opportunity to work within a team that communicates with the public across Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn, raising awareness of our campaigns and projects.

  • 35 hours per week / 6 month internship
  • £10.85 per hour
  • Epsom, Ewell – Remote working


  • Supporting the Social Media team in the coordination and effective running of Samaritans social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Linkedin.
  • Assisting in the creating of communications, messaging, and social media content in line with our brand and messaging with support of the Social Media Manager and Social Media Assistant.
  • Helping to identify social media influencers to widen our reach to new audiences.
  • Identify key social media trends and pitching new content ideas to help us join in with conversations online.
  • Supporting our branches and volunteers to maximise their social media presence.
  • Assist with large projects, events, and community management in support of our social media work.
  • Analyse audience information and demographics to support the Social Media team with reporting on our social media activity and performance.
  • Support the Social Media team with coordination and administrative activities.

Skills and Experience:

  • An understanding of the function of social media marketing. A qualification or experience working within social media and/or marketing would be desirable but is not essential for this role.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to create engaging content/written materials for a range of audiences.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with support and direction.
  • Collaborative and confident in building relationships with colleagues.
  • A desire to learn from others and to contribute to the success of the wider team.

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At Samaritans, our vision is that fewer people die by suicide. We believe that suicide is preventable and that, together, we can make change that saves lives.

Samaritans is needed now more than ever. We answer a call for help every seven seconds and need to be able to reach and connect with a diverse range of people. Whether it’s through our life-saving helpline service, innovative partnerships or impactful campaigns, we work towards our vision in many different ways and our communications need to reflect this. 

Samaritans is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences.

Full job description can be found here. The closing date for this role is 9th May 2021.