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.

VSO Ireland has lots of exciting volunteer placements for educators looking to take a career break this year. If you have at least three years’ experience in education and would like to support sustainable change overseas, please email The deadline for career break applications is fast approaching – 1st February 2017.

Other 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) VMM International seeks Safeguarding Support Officer Intern

The Child Safeguarding Support Officer will provide support to a dynamic VMM project which aims to create a safer environment for children and vulnerable adults with VMM’s partner organisations. The project is supporting field officers, teachers and community members to make children’s rights real through face to face mentoring, training, radio plays and other initiatives.

The intern will help strengthen sustainability of the safeguarding project by:

  • project monitoring support

  • reinforcing data management and organisational learning

  • assisting with research and fundraising

For further information click here.

(4) Suas seeks committed leaders to join the Coordinator Team to lead and support teams of volunteer teaching assistants in India and Zambia in summer 2017.

In a challenging environment in the global south, coordinators play a vital role leading teams of volunteers, 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 7 or 11 week placements. 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 each role, please download the information pack at: to apply is midnight, Wednesday 18 January 2017.

(5) Camara seeks interns:

  • Graphic Design Internship

The purpose of this role is to design communications and materials to support key areas of the organisation such as Business Development, Marketing, Communications and Fundraising.

Key tasks:

·         Designing Camara’s Annual Report 2016

·         Designing marketing and fundraising materials for Camara

·         Designing media campaigns for print and online advertising

·         Devising digital media solutions for the organisation

We are looking for a keen team player, with an ability to work autonomously and drive new ideas. You must be motivated, enthusiastic, and most importantly, committed to Camara’s vision and ethos.

Please send expressions of interest and CV to Closing date 27 January.

  • Business Development/Marketing Internship

The purpose of this role is to assist the Business Development Manager in working with existing customers and developing new customers for Camara Education.

Key tasks:

·         Communicating on the phone with customers.

·         Pitching the Camara reuse and recycling services to customers

·         Closing sales and negotiating fees for providing services.

·         Intern must also have a desire to develop their commercial skill in the role.

Please send expressions of interest and CV to Closing date 27 January.

  • Business Analyst Internship

    The purpose of this role is to work with the Chief Technology Officer and other stakeholders to create a software requirements document for the development and implementation of a new organisational wide enterprise system. The candidate will work closely with stakeholders to identify requirements, map processes and build use cases across all functional areas in our refurbishment hubs in Ireland and the UK and our educational hubs in Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Tanzania , Zambia. The role will potentially require at least one trip to our African hubs for local requirements gathering.

    Please send expressions of interest and CV to Closing date 27 January.

(6) Habitat for Humanity Ireland seeks a WordPress Website Developer/Designer (pro bono).

Based in Dublin, flexible hours, volunteer role. The successful candidate will manage and implement a website theme upgrade. This is an exciting opportunity for a website developer to use his/her skills to give something back, and to support the work of an international NGO.  Full details available at Application is by CV and cover letter (including examples of web projects) to Anna Smith at Closing date 27 January.

(7) Viatores Christi seeks various Overseas Development Specialist roles:

  • Schools Improvement Project Officer, Uganda (funded roles) 

  • ​Early Childhood Development Specialist - Zambia (funded role)

  • Refugee Project Roles (funded)

The above roles will have monthly personal allowances and contributions towards flights, vaccinations, etc.  Closing date for all above is 27 January.  For further information on the above roles please contact

(8) EIL Global Awareness Programme (GAP)

The Global Awareness Programme (GAP) in partnership with the Global Citizen Award is an exciting training, volunteering and awareness raising project based on 4 of the new Global Goals for Sustainable Development. 

Volunteer for 8 weeks in a global goals-based project. Examples of Goals previously worked on are Quality Education, Good Health, Gender Equality or Life on Land placement in Thailand, Mexico, Guatemala or South Africa. The 4 lucky GAP winners will receive: return flights, accommodation and meals during volunteer project, pre-departure information and support & insurance, 2 training days, in-country airport transfers, orientation & support from experienced staff. Each participant is asked to raise just €1000 towards their costs. 

Make a difference in 2017 with GAP! Find out more and apply online at: For more info contact: Closing date is 9 February.

(9) 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.