Student Placement – Digital Communications Intern

Title: Student Placement – Digital Communications Intern (unpaid)
Location: Selhurst Park
Hours Per Week: 28 – 35 hours
Duration: 9/12 months

We are looking for a highly-motivated Digital Communications Intern who believes in the value of sport and the opportunities which the brand of a professional football club like Crystal Palace FC can add to people and their communities.

You will provide the Palace for Life Foundation with internal and external communications and assist with the website and social media. You will contribute towards the monthly newsletter and help build an established CRM database whilst driving marketing campaigns to help recruit new donors, event participants and partners.

Our mission is to help young south Londoners grow through the power of sport, inspiring them to find a better path in life, for a better life. We believe that everyone matters, irrespective of race, religion, beliefs or background. And by giving extra support to the most vulnerable, we will help create a better community and society.


  • To assist with writing a wide range of quality, effective and engaging internal and external communications to drive interest and awareness for the Foundation and its associated partners/network through:
    • Websites (internal and external)
    • Social media
    • Interviews
    • Monitoring external channels about what is being said about the Foundation
    • Internal staff and wider CPFC communications
  • Support the running of the Foundation website, which will be kept up to date, accurate and deliver the Foundation’s objectives.
  • To support online and traditional marketing campaigns to recruit donors, event participants and partners.
  • To help maintain a segmented Foundation supporter/customer database to help drive sign-ups for the Foundation’s courses and programmes.
  • To monitor web analytics and develop ways to drive additional traffic as required
  • To assist with posting on the Foundation’s social platforms.
  • To support with the organisation and coordination of Foundation events, including fundraising events and player visits.

This student placement is unpaid and would suit someone with easy access to south London. Working hours are 9-5pm Mon-Fri. Staff are entered into a draw to receive match day tickets for all home games.

Person Specification: E = Essential
D = Desirable
A passion and interest in developing a career in the sport for social change sector, particularly supporting young and disadvantaged people E
An interest in creative writing. E
An interest in digital media. E
Experience of working to tight deadlines without close supervision E
Interpersonal skills and ability to interact with all levels within Crystal Palace Foundation, CPFC and high level outside contacts. E
Experience of website and social media management D
Experience of online marketing D
Ability to conduct interviews with a wide range of people (young people, MPs, football players, sponsors etc.) and present their stories in an engaging way through multiple channels D

Please send your CV with a covering letter detailing why you feel you are suitable for the role (in no more than 400 words) to

Palace for Life Foundation is committed to keeping children, young people and vulnerable adults safe from harm. We take our Safeguarding responsibilities very seriously and the successful candidate will be subject to Enhanced DBS checks and additional safeguarding training.

Crystal Palace Football Club acknowledges its duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory requirements and responsibilities, government guidance, recognised best practice and complies with Premier league and football league rules.

The club expects all staff, players, volunteers, contractors and guests to share this commitment.