Internships and Volunteer Posts

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(1) Plan International Ireland seeks Business Development Intern

The successful candidate will support our business development, looking to identify new grant opportunities, support proposal development and ensure strong tracking of our grant portfolio.  Find out more and applyClosing date: 25 February, 5pm.

(2) Camara Education seeks Communications and Grants Volunteer for Ethiopian office

The Communications and Grants Volunteer ensures that all communication and information needs are met, works to take all opportunities to build and sustain relationships and generate interest in Camara Education Ethiopia using all means of communication. The Communications and Grants Intern will develop a database of funders, develop communications plans, expand communications efforts and monitor results and trends to maximize success. The role is open from March to September (some flexibility for the right candidate). For more information and to apply please email Stephanie Nolan at Closing date: 28 February.

(3) Development Perspectives seeks applicants for the 2018 SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Advocate programme

Are you a changemaker in your community? Development Perspectives have launched the 2018 SDG Advocate programme. The SDG Advocate programme offers 26 active citizens an opportunity to represent their community, by becoming one of Ireland’s positive changemakers. The 8 month training course will allow the advocates to deepen their understanding of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals, represent the project internationally and lead transformative change in Ireland. The chosen participants will travel to Vietnam or Tanzania for 2 weeks during summer 2018. The work/study visit affords an invaluable chance to experience first-hand perspectives and challenges that people face in a different global context. Apply today to become an Irish SDG Advocate. Find out more. Closing date: 5 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 Find out moreClosing date: 16 March, 5pm.

(5) 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.

(6) 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

(7) 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.

(8) Viatores Christi - Various Roles

  • Early Childhood Teacher, Domincan Republic

  • HR and Training Specialist, Rwanda

  • TEFL and Sports Teacher Trainer, Cambodia

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

  • Health M&E Specialist, Uganda

  • Programme Managers (experienced), Various Locations in East Africa

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