Thank you for considering working with us.

Please note that the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has a limited number of internships. All available internships are advertised here on our vacancies page.

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has developed and delivered pioneering mental health care for over 60 years. Our aim is to transform current mental health provision in the UK by improving the quality, accessibility and effectiveness of treatment. We believe that every child and their family should be at the heart of the care they receive, working in partnership with professionals. If you would like to understand more about us, please visit About Us

Due to the high volume of enquiries we receive about internships we are unable to respond to speculative applications and advise that you check our vacancies page regularly for available internships.

View our current vacancies here


Please note: Issue with online application submission

There is currently an error with setting up a user account or logging into a current user account on our online recruitment portal. Our support company are working to rectify this issue but in the meantime it is possible to create and submit an application if done in one sitting but it is not currently possible to save and return to a part-completed application.

If you are unable to submit your application online for any role before the relevant deadline please submit your CV and personal statement (no more than one side of A4) to

Thank you for your interest in working at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and please accept our apologies for the inconvenience this causes.


Online recruitment will be unavailable between

00:00 – 12:00 on Saturday 20 January 2018

for essential maintenance.

We apologise for any inconvenience this will cause.