Internships and Volunteer Posts

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(1) UNHCR seeks Associate Public Information Officer (UN Volunteer)

Based in Dublin. Duration: until 31 December 2018. The Associate Public Information Officer will work with UNHCR Ireland’s External Relations Unit, raising awareness about refugee issues and UNHCR’s work at home and abroad. Applications must be made via the UN Volunteer websiteClosing date: 23 March.

(2) Irish Rule of Law International seeks an Alternative Justice Programme Officer

The Alternative Justice Programme Officer will work on our Access to Justice programme based in Lilongwe, Malawi. A stipend will be paid to cover living expenses. Find out moreClosing date: 25 March.

(3) IOM Ireland seeks two interns for its Outreach Programme

This is a part-time internship appointment, under the direct supervision of the Outreach Coordinator and 6 months in duration. We are looking for someone to start as soon as is possible. Find out moreClosing date: 28 March.

(4) Centre for Global Education seeks Intern

The intern will work on the bi-annual, peer reviewed journal Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review. The internship involves working 16 hours per week, starting on 1 April, and will be based in the Centre’s offices in Belfast where the duties will include: support the editing of articles; maintenance of the journal web site; and researching the impact of the journal on users. Interested candidates should reply by letter and CV to stephen@centreforglobaleducation.comFind out moreClosing date: 6 April, 5pm.

(5) Development Cooperation Division at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Junior Professional Internship

Since 2009, Development Cooperation Division in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has managed a Junior Professional Internship (JPI) Scheme. This is aimed at providing valuable experience in development cooperation (policy and practice) to highly professional and motivated individuals, who may seek a career in development cooperation and related sectors. The JPI Scheme is intended for those who have at least two years or more experience after completing postgraduate studies at university or similar institutions, and have demonstrated a high level of commitment, motivation and interest in development cooperation or a related sector. JPIs are assigned to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade offices in Limerick and Dublin. For further information, please see here or contact Closing date: 6 April, 5pm.

(6) Quakers in Britain seeks Ecumenical Accompaniers

We have now opened the recruitment process for new volunteer Ecumenical Accompaniers (human rights monitors) to serve in the West Bank in 2019. View the application pack and essential documents. Closing date: 25 April.

(7) Brighter Communities Worldwide are recruiting volunteers for our Harambee projects in 2018 with our local community partners in Kenya. To find out more or to apply please click here. Further information also available by emailing harambee@brightercommunities.orgClosing date: 31 May.

(8) Short Term Volunteer Opportunities with VMM International

VMM International's short term volunteer programme offers an extensive range of volunteer opportunites in Uganda, Kenya and Malawi from four weeks to six months. We have placements available in IT, human rights and advocacy, research, teachers and teaching assistants, healthcare, environmental and agriculture, gender based projects, community projects and more. The programmes run all year round and VMM match your skills and expertise to the needs of the host organisation so your participation is of real value to the community. Our programmes are open to students, graduates, professionals, retirees and everyone who wants to help those who need it the most. For further information, please contact Fiona at

(9) VSO Ireland - Various Roles

We are currently recruiting community development specialists for our new Irish Aid funded inclusive education programme in Uganda. The programme aims to address the barriers that prevent girls from finishing school and improve girls' access to education. 

Other current vacancies include:

​​Various closing dates apply.

(10) Viatores Christi - Various Roles

  • Early Childhood Teacher - Dominican Republic

  • HR & Training Specialist - Rwanda

  • TEFL & Sports Teacher Trainer - Cambodia

  • Special Needs Education (SEN) Teacher Trainer - South Africa

  • Project Administrator - Kenya

Find out more. For further information on these roles and the application process, please contact colette@viatoreschristi.comVarious closing dates apply.

(11) World Meeting of Families 2018 seeks Volunteers

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this historical event for Ireland. We are looking for thousands of volunteers to help. It’s an amazing opportunity to meet people from all over the world, make new friends as well as spend time with old ones, witness amazing testimonies and generally just be part of a really special moment in the nation’s history. We need your gifts, talents, enthusiasm and energy! Individual volunteers must be aged 18+ but 16-17 year olds can volunteer as part of a group. Groups will be given the same jobs/days. Minimum requirement is 2 days between 18 - 29 August. If you require any further information, please contact Madeleine Frissung at or 01 567 6800. To apply, please fill in our volunteer application form.