Internships and Volunteer Posts

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(1) VSO Ireland is currently advertising volunteer vacancies in a variety of sectors (e.g. health, education, business, marketing, communications, advocacy, development) across 24 countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

VSO 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:

(2) Volunteer Opportunities with VMM

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, teachers and teaching assistants, healthcare, agriculture, community projects and more. 

The programme runs 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. For further information, please contact Fiona at

(3) Volunteer Opportunities with SERVE

SERVE are currently recruiting volunteers for 4-week Summer 2018 placements with our partners in India, Mozambique, the Philippines and Vietnam. Full details and a volunteer application form is available on our website:  

Please email for more information. 

(4) Coordinator role, Suas Volunteer Programme 2018

Suas seeks committed leaders to join the Coordinator Team on the Suas Volunteer Programme 2018. In challenging environments in India and Zambia, coordinators play a vital role leading teams of volunteer teaching assistants, working with local partner organisations and providing logistical support. Coordinators will be involved in the design and delivery of the programme from January through to June before going overseas for a 9 week placement. This is a voluntary role - training, overseas expenses and a stipend are provided. 

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to For further information on the three coordinator roles, please download the information pack at: Closing date: 25 October at midnight. 

(5) UN Volunteer Programme

The UN Youth Volunteer programme, which emerged from the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s Five-Year Action Agenda, aims to create enabling environments for youth engagement in global peace and sustainable human development through volunteerism. It presents the opportunity for successful applicants to develop and apply their skills, knowledge and capacities in promoting sustainable development as volunteers within UN agencies in regional and developing country offices over a period of 12 months.

With support from Irish Aid, UNV will deploy 10 UN Youth Volunteers in February 2018. For further information on these roles, please click here.

(6) Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) seeks Digital Fundraising Intern (paid)

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is a leading international independent humanitarian aid organisation dedicated to providing expert medical relief to vulnerable populations at times of conflict or disaster. In over 65 countries worldwide, MSF provides both life-saving emergency relief and longer-term assistance to make basic healthcare services available to the most vulnerable or excluded communities.

The role will be to provide daily support to online fundraising campaigns and the website maintenance. The digital fundraising intern will help with a range of digital campaigning tasks to help maximise income from online channels, including the recruitment of new supporters and the development of relationships with existing supporters. He/she will gain a lot of experience in digital fundraising and learn a variety of skills.

For more information and details on how to apply, please click here. Closing date: 18 October. 

(7) UCDVO Recruiting Team Leaders for 2017/18 Programme

UCDVO is looking for Team Leaders for their 2017/18 Volunteering and Development Education Programme.  Are you interested in global justice and development issues? Do you enjoy working with student groups and working overseas? If so, participating in our programme as a Team Leader might be for you. Get in touch via email or phone, to find out more information / 01 716 8570 or make an application online

(8) Plan International Ireland seeks a Programmes Support Intern 

The Programmes Support Intern will support the Development Programmes and Development Education Team to deliver on initiatives, as well as capture, share and maximise learning within our programme team. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of child rights and international development issues;

  • Presentation, facilitation, and communication skills;

  • Confident to engage diverse audiences, especially young people, in a creative and informative way to enhance the learning experience;

  • Flexibility in relation to working hours and travel within Ireland;

  • Fluent in English;

  • Self-starter and team player.

Please submit a CV and letter of motivation by Monday 23rd October 2017 to To find out more see