Internships and Volunteer Posts

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(1) Development Studies Association of Ireland: Call for New Postgraduate Study Group Leader

Development Studies Association Ireland (DSAI) seeks a Postgraduate Student Representative for the role of study group convenor and to join the Steering Committee. The postgraduate student representative is the link between DSAI and the postgraduate community, alongside development researchers from across DSAI.  DSAI is a resource for researchers and students who work on or are interested in engaging with international development issues. This is a voluntary position and will provide the student in question with valuable insights and experience. Each convenor is provided with a budget to organize events for the year. Find out more. Closing date: 13 April.

(2) Human Rights Monitors in Palestine and Israel

Could you spend 3 months in Palestine and Israel monitoring human rights? EAPPI provides protection by presence, monitors human rights abuses, supports Israeli and Palestinian peace activists and advocates for an end to the occupation. Serving in the West Bank and Israel in 2021. No previous experience required and full training given. Expenses are covered and a living allowance is provided. Find out more. Closing date: 24 April.

(3) i4Life Medical Volunteer Placements

Immunisation 4 Life (i4Life) have established a new Medical Volunteer Programme in the refugee camps in Athens and Thessaloniki and we are recruiting volunteer medical professionals, retirees and final year students to work for periods of two weeks upwards. Our international teams work to fill the health care gaps, offering our services to the most vulnerable in camps, community centres and mobile clinics. If you can give two weeks of your time and expertise, please email for more information.

(4) Funded Overseas Volunteer Roles at Viatores Christi (VC)

VC is an Irish-based organisation supporting and working within the faith-based international development sector. Viatores Christi is seeking suitably qualified volunteer development workers for the following Volunteer Development Worker roles: Physiotherapist, Speech & Language Therapist, and Senior Educationalist / Teacher. VDWs will be in receipt of a monthly local living allowance and will receive allowances to help cover flights, vaccinations, etc. Accommodation will be provided free of charge. Assignments are initially for 12 months in duration but may be extended. For more information call 01-8689986 or email

(5) VSO - Various Roles

VSO 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.