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 26 countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

Current VSO Ireland vacancies include:

(2) Volunteer positions at VMM International

VMM are seeking skilled professionals for overseas volunteering roles, particularly in the areas of project management, NGO management, health and education.

Finance Manager, South Sudan

The post holder will be responsible for the introduction of best practice financial systems. Duties will include:

  • Improve and where necessary develop systems for financial administration, asset and store management.

  • Train the management of the Diocese, the financial officers and the asset manager and the programme managers of the Peace and Development Officer in the use of the improved systems. 

  • Provide oversight and leadership of financial management in the Diocese, both for the resources and activities of the Diocese itself and of social programmes funded by external donors.

This is a funded role, with the volunteer receiving flights, accommodation, insurance, training and a generous living allowance, as well as debriefing on return.

For full job descriptions or to apply contact

(3) Volunteer positions in Ethiopia with Vincentian Lay Missionaries

VLM are now recruiting for short term placements in Ethiopia for this year. Examples are below; contact the VLM office, to discuss your skill or profession.

1 month summer programme for primary or secondary teachers: current, retired or on career break. Location: Atse, Addis Ababa

Teachers and teacher trainers for a minimum of one month:

·        Montessori Kindergarten Teacher Training (October-December). Location: Wolaita Soddo

·        Special Needs teaching with teacher training/mentoring (May-June, or October-December). Location: Addis Ababa

·        TEFL for adult learners of English. Location: Addis Ababa

1 to 6 month placements for volunteers with skills in capacity building and community work; and also development programming and proposal writing. Location: Addis Ababa and including rural project locations

For details on costs, programmes and how to apply:  Email Michael Hanly:, or check our Website at

(4) Overseas Volunteer Positions for Nurses, Teachers and Care Workers SERVE’s Partners

SERVE has sent over 900 volunteers to countries in Asia, South America and Sub-Saharan Africa. SERVE works through a partnership model with existing community organisations in the respective countries. We are now recruiting volunteers for a July/August 4 week, summer volunteer experience in either India, Mozambique and the Philippines. Each partner requires a different set of skills and interests from our volunteers who will be working alongside our partners while overseas. Fundraising is an essential part of the programme, advice, training and support is provided by SERVE. To register you interest please email Sue Hargrove on: and visit for details. 

(5) Irish Rule of Law International (IRLI) seeks volunteer Programme Lawyer, Malawi Judiciary.

Irish Rule of Law International has an exciting volunteer opportunity for an International Programme Lawyer to join the dynamic team of our Access to Justice Programme in Malawi. IRLI has been working in Malawi since 2011 to address capacity challenge within the criminal justice sector, with the overall aim of promoting the rule of law and improving access to justice for unrepresented and particularly vulnerable persons. The Programme Lawyer will be seconded to the Malawi Judiciary and will be responsible for on-going capacity building of judges and magistrates and to develop linkages with the judiciary at both High Court and magistrate level. S/he will also assist in the processing of homicide cases and lower grade charged cases, work to improve case management systems and overall access to legal provisions and caselaw for judges and magistrates. The volunteer placement is for a minimum of 12 months.

Deadline for application is the 28 February. For more a full Job Description and application details go to

(6) Camara Education seeks a Communications & Social Media Intern

This role will involve but is not limited to managing global social media channels for the organisation, helping to produce the 2016 Annual Report, helping to coordinate a Strategy Launch and drafting press releases and news articles for internal and external publication. For a full role description please go to To apply please email a cover letter and CV to by Friday February 24th.

(7) VMM International seeks International Programme Assistant (intern)

VMM International are seeking an active, self-motivated International Programme Assistant (intern) to volunteer in our Dublin office as part of our International Programme team. This is a great opportunity to develop your skills for a career in International Development or before undertaking an overseas role. We work to help our grassroots partners in Africa take care of the needs that local people tell us are most important to them.

For more information, click here:

(8) Vita seeks Programme Support & Communications Intern (incl Travel)

Vita ( is a unique, dynamic, smart international development agency based in Dublin. We have a mission to reduce poverty, hunger and inequality amongst rural households through knowledge-backed, community-led initiatives leading to sustainable livelihoods in Ethiopia and Eritrea. We are very good at what we do, but now we need some help.

We are looking for an exceptional, curious, passionate and committed person who is interested in all aspects of development and is willing to travel to our areas of operation.  The initial internship is for six months but if it all works out this could be extended.  More info here or on Facebook.