Like the continent we champion and promote, The Royal African Society is growing. We occasionally have opportunities for talented individuals to join our team; if you have an interest in Africa and in our work, as well as relevant skills for a role, we'd love to hear from you. We are an equal opportunity employer, and welcome applications from all.


We often have opportunities for interested and committed individuals to volunteer with us; opportunities include supporting some of our administrative staff – as well as helping out at RAS events including our two cultural festivals, Film Africa and Africa Writes, and with our social media programme. If you’re interested in volunteering or gaining some experience with us please send an email to Lizzie Orekoya, Administrative Manager email



We currently have no vacancies however we advertise all vacancies on this page of the site please do check back with us.


We have ongoing opportunities to carry out internships for the Royal African Society. Our internships are in four areas: 


Our internships last 2 -3 months  and are currently unpaid, however, we offer:

Travel allowance of up to £10 a day
Flexible working hours and a relaxed working environment
Mentorship and networking with leading figures in business and industry

Please note that the Royal African Society is not able to offer assistance in finding accommodation, nor can it apply for work permits or visas.

Interested applicants should send

A full Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter explaining why you would like to intern with us to: Gemma Haxby, Office Manager, Royal African Society