Other Information

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(1) Applications open for the Global Citizen Award (GCA)

The GCA encourages and recognises international volunteers to use their overseas experience to take action and raise awareness of global justice on their return to Ireland. 

Who is it for?

All returned volunteers (18+) in Ireland with a minimum of 3 weeks’ overseas volunteer experience. The 3 weeks can be built up cumulatively, allowing the award to be reflective without restriction on when they went volunteering.

What will volunteers get from it?

  • Champion global justice issues

  • Increased knowledge about the SDGs and Development

  • Social media, advocacy and blog writing skills

  • Network and make connections with like-minded people

  • Obtain a personal achievement - Awardees will be recognised at a National Award Ceremony and become a part of the GCA Alumni network

For further information and to apply, please click here

(2) Register for 2018 Our World Irish Aid Awards

Irish Aid has launched the 2018 Our World Irish Aid Awards for primary schools across the island of Ireland. This year's theme, 'Transforming our World,' invites pupils and teachers to learn about the Global Goals and the work of Irish Aid in partner countries. Register and find out moreClosing date for receipt of Awards entries: 23 March.

(3) Applications open for Dympna Meaney Women’s Leadership Development Fund

Full details of this Fund, which was set up to connect women leaders from the global south with skills building opportunities to strengthen their contribution to global human rights, can be found here. Closing date: 13 April.

(4) Call for Candidates - Expert Council on NGO Law

The Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe is inviting qualified candidates to apply to serve as Members of the Expert Council on NGO Law from July 2018 to July 2021. Find out more by clicking on the above links. Closing date: 15 April.

(5) The UCD Quinn School of Business Summer Internship Programme 2018 seeks host organisations

The UCD Quinn School of Business Summer Internship Programme 2018 is currently engaging Dublin based organisations interested in hosting unpaid interns for a 6 week placement this Summer. Commencing from Monday 18 June through to Thursday 26 July, the programme attracts applications from students in top tier undergraduate business schools in the United States across disciplines such as finance, accounting, marketing, public relations and business analytics. Find out more. Contact the Internship Office at quinnsummerinternships@ucd.ie or 01 716 4716/4756.

(6) WorldWise Global Schools Grant Call 2018 

The WorldWise Global Schools (WWGS) Annual Grant Call, to support DE initiatives in Irish post-primary settings during the 2017/18 academic year, is now open. Applications are invited from eligible organisations: schools, school clusters, NGOs and education networks. Register your interest and find out more. WWGS will be holding a grant application workshop for NGO and Network applicants on 28 March, 2pm - 4pm, in its Parkgate Street offices, Dublin 8 (and by webinar). For more information or to register your interest please email: laura.cahill@worldwiseschools.ie. Closing date: 9 May.