Internships and Volunteer Posts

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(1) Suas Educational Development seeks Team Coordinator 

Suas seeks to fill its final position to lead and support teams of volunteers in India and Zambia in summer 2019. In challenging environments in the global south, coordinators play a vital role by supporting volunteers, exploring international development issues and developing their teaching skills. Coordinators will be involved in the design and delivery of the programme from now 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 each role, please download the information pack. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, so apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

(2) CBM seeks Programme and Advocacy Intern

CBM is a Christian international development organisation, committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the poorest countries of the world. We are looking for a motivated intern with relevant interest and academic background to join our small, dynamic team in Dublin. The intern will be offered a wide range of interesting tasks primarily in the areas of project management and advocacy. The internship is unpaid, but we offer a daily allowance of €10 towards lunch and transport costs. Candidates are invited to send a short cover letter and CV to CBM is an inclusive employer and encourage all interested to apply. The intern will be required to sign CBM’s code of conduct and follow CBM’s safeguarding policy. Closing date: 21 March. 

(3) VMM International seeks Farm Manager (Tanzania)

VMM International, an international development and volunteering organisation, existing to improve the lives of the most marginalised people, living in poverty in the developing world, has 50 years of experience with long-term commitment to our local partners in Africa and beyond. This Farm Manager position is based in the Tanga region, a rural area of Eastern Tanzania. In this extremely rewarding post, the Farm Manager volunteer will be responsible for developing the agricultural assets of VMM's partner organisation, Rosmini Institute of Charity, into a sustainable business as their primary function. They will provide a lead role in achieving this self-reliance and long term financial sustainability for the organisation’s operations. This is a fully funded post: volunteers are provided with a generous living allowance, return flights, free accommodation, orientation training, specialist insurance, 24/7 support and more. If working for such an organisation and ethos appeals to you, we welcome applications from suitable candidates. Find out more. Closing date: 21 March.

(4) Irish Forum for Global Health seeks Interns

The Irish Forum for Global Health is looking for Internship applications from graduates looking for a start in the area of global health or the international development sector. We are a small but agile internationally focused organisation. You will get the opportunity to gain excellent hands-on experience in the field of global health: organising events and conferences; contributing to web, social media and print editorial; coordinating grant applications; generating evaluation reports and a host of other duties as outlined in the positions available section of our website. Closing date: 21 March.

(5) Irish Red Cross seeks Expressions of Interest for International Advisory Group

Irish Red Cross is currently seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from suitable people to be considered to join its International Advisory Group. Please note these are voluntary positions and no remuneration will be paid for carrying out these duties. The particular competence and experience that is being sought includes Disaster Management, Public Relations, Finance and Advocacy. For more information about this role, please see our Terms of Reference. If you’re interested, please complete the EOI found here and send to the International Programme Co-Ordinator, AnnaMarie O’ Carroll at: Closing date: 27 March.

(6) Médecins Sans Frontières Ireland seeks Major Gifts Intern (paid):

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) provides life-saving emergency relief and longer-term medical care to some of the most vulnerable and excluded communities around the world. As an independent medical humanitarian organisation, we deliver care based only on need, regardless of ethnic origin, gender, religion or political affiliation. MSF relies on donations from private individuals and organisations for the majority of its income. This private funding gives MSF the freedom to respond where the need is greatest and speaking out publicly when we witness acts of violence and unacceptable suffering, free from any political interference. This paid internship will be part of the Major Gifts function that manages fundraising relationships with major donors, corporates and trusts, in addition to promoting legacy giving. This is a great opportunity to be part of an experienced fundraising team and gain insights into relationship fundraising, the work of MSF and current topics in the humanitarian sector. During your internship with MSF you will have access to relevant in-house training and development opportunities. Most importantly, as a member of the fundraising team, your work will contribute to the achievement of MSF’s objectives in Ireland, and support MSF’s work around the world. For more information, please download the job description. Closing date: 29 March.

(7) Médecins Sans Frontières Ireland seeks Digital Fundraising Intern (paid):

The right candidate will be passionate about all things digital, and 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. The intern will also support with maintenance of the website. He/she will gain a lot of experience in content production, digital fundraising and learn a variety of other skills. The Digital Fundraising Intern will assist the Digital Fundraising & Marketing Coordinator in the overall maintenance and improvement of best practice regarding the digital marketing channels. The successful candidate will gain experience in all aspects of NGO digital fundraising work and will be treated as a full member of the team. For more information, please download the job descriptionClosing date: 8 April.

(8) EAPPI seeks Participants for Human Rights Programme in Palestine and Israel

The Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine & Israel (EAPPI) provides protection by presence, monitors human rights abuses, supports Israeli and Palestinian peace activists and advocates for an end to the occupation. Based in the West Bank and Israel in 2020 for 3 months’ service. Expenses covered and living allowance and benefits offered. For more information and to download an application pack, please see here. We welcome applications from people of all faiths and none. Closing date: 23 April.

(9) Short-term Volunteer Opportunities with VMM International

VMM International's short term volunteer programme offers an extensive range of volunteer opportunities 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

(10) VSO Ireland - Various Roles

VSO Ireland has a range of volunteer opportunities for experienced professionals of any age looking to share their time and expertise. Volunteers can take part in a range of programmes of various lengths in countries across Africa and Asia. Find out more.

(11) Global Action Plan seeks Environmental Education Intern

Global Action Plan (GAP) is an Irish charity with the aim of creating sustainable communities across Ireland. Our mission is to support people to live more sustainable lifestyles, by offering practical yet creative solutions that inspire people to act and change their long-term consumption habits. As part of our suite of programmes, we run a range of environmental education programmes working with schools and community groups both in the classroom and outdoors. GAP’s community garden in Ballymun, the Green Living and Sustainability Centre (GLAS), is also an accredited Discovery Primary Science and Maths centre and we run some of our workshops in the garden. The GAP Environmental Education Internship is to provide support to the Environmental Education department in GAP, which will involve desk based work, working on our outdoor education activities, including in our community garden. Find out more.