Free School Programme Intern

As a member of the Free Schools Programme Directorate, you will be supporting the team to deliver services to open and approved free schools. No two days will be the same; you will be involved in a varied range of projects across the team and the wider organisation. Interns work across all areas of the work we do. They have an opportunity to develop a number of key skills, including research, writing and presenting, event organisation and database management.

Fixed term ending on 31st March 2022.


NSN’s Free School Advisers are responsible for the day-to-day delivery of NSN’s free school services. This role involves being the first port of call for support and guidance for open and pre-open free schools and managing a portfolio of Delivery Programme clients. Advisers will also be involved in supporting the delivery of NSN’s events and networking opportunities for free schools, and will create written guidance and promotional material. 

This role is offered on a fixed term contract, ending on 31st March 2022. Extension or a permanent contract may be possible after this date but is not guaranteed.


New Schools Network (NSN) is an independent charity improving the life chances of young people by supporting the creation and long-term success of new schools.

An unacceptable number of children fail to reach their potential because they lack access to an excellent education. Too often, a child’s background dictates their destination in life, entrenching inequality and impacting communities for generations to come.