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About The Soil Association

The Soil Association is the charity that joins forces with nature for a better future;  
A world with good health, in balance with nature, and a safe climate.  
Working with everyone to transform the way we eat, farm and care for our natural world, we build real solutions from the ground up. 

For over 75 years, we've worked with citizens, farmers, policy makers and businesses, supporting them to explore the vital relationship between the health of soil, plants, animals and people. Because the only way to solve the issues we face is to understand that they are all connected - and that food, farming and forestry are a vital part of the solution.

We're supporting, collaborating and campaigning; finding solutions and joining forces to build a better world.  

By supporting opportunities through Green Skills programmes we can ensure the vital work of the Soil Association is continued into the future.

Together, we are a force for nature.

Number of roles 

Up to 6


Saturday 25th June 

Focus of the role

The Soil Association will offer a wide variety of opportunities to experience the multifaceted workings of an environmental focused charity.

What would you be doing? 

The Internships have been designed to provide the successful candidates with a broad understanding of the range and depth of strategic and ground roots work undertaken by the Soil Association. The intern roles will support and shadow existing teams over our summer calendar with a variety of activities, projects and events across our different departments over the summer.

The career focused experiences will include a variety of opportunities including:

  • Supporting events out in the community such as the Food for Life programme which focuses on the importance of good quality food for health and wellbeing, 

  • Research projects for our fundraising team

  • Soil Association's work with farmers, growers and producers, as well as other landowners, to implement new Carbon credits and other rewilding nature projects. The Interns will have the opportunity to discover how Carbon Credits and similar schemes are being managed.

  • Working with our policy team to learn how they work to influence change in the area of climate action.

Part of the internship will also include a group learning project for interns to create a multimedia review of the internship experience in the environmental sector and mentoring and leadership development opportunities. 

Where is the opportunity based? 

Working from the main office in Bristol (Spear House 51 Victoria Street Bristol BS1 6AD) in addition to remote working at times to be discussed as well. 

There will be a number of opportunities for attendance at events and organised off site visits (travel to these will be organised by the Soil Association).

What are the working hours? 

Flexible – can be full time or part time.


6 weeks to be completed by 31st August 2022. With a Project Presentation Day to be held by 9th September 2022


Intern description

There are no essential qualifications required for this Internship, a basic understanding of the voluntary, green or sustainability sectors would be desirable. 


Essential skills 

  • Excellent English and ICT skills

  • The ability to work in a group and as an effective part of a team.

  • Confidence to work individually on projects and to achieve internal mandatory training requirements.

  • To be able to work remotely, using Teams.

  • An ability to engage and learn.

  • Flexibility to engage in variety of opportunities on offer across the organisation.

  • Willingness to share ideas and feedback.

Desirable skills 

  • Ability to communicate well.

  • Willingness to learn new skills 

  • Understanding of online research processes.

Recruitment process


  1. Email a cover letter and CV indicating interest in an Internship at the Soil Association.

  2. The next stage will be interviews for the selected candidates which covers potential, attitude for learning and motivation for application.

  3. Interviews will be held in person at our Bristol offices on 28th June (alternative arrangements can be made for online interviews if necessary)

To go back to the Green Skills Opportunities page click here.