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Searching high and low for a world-changing job? For many, that means working at a non-governmental organisation (NGO). However, landing a job at an NGO can be a confusing and competitive process. 

First of all, it's important to keep in mind that NGOs work more or less like every other organisation - they have a multitude of departments that each require different skills and tasks. They therefore need diverse profiles in order to fill a wide-range of postions. The first step you should take is to define what kind of work you want to do and what issue area or problem you want to dedicate your career to tackling. 

Next up, you'll need to discover which organisations are doing such work, and that's where this handy guide comes in.

London is home to a wide variety of NGOs, including some of the most prestigious and impactful in the world. But unless you’re a well-networked pro in the social impact sector, it can be difficult to even identify the organisations that are working to affect real change. 

Below we've put together a list of a selection of top NGOs working in London:

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