Other Information

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(1) Africa Day Writing Competition

The competition, organised by Irish Aid and The Irish Times, marks Africa Day 2018 celebrations and offers a platform for emerging talent, as well as established writers of all ages. Entries are invited across three categories: primary school; secondary school; and adult. Writers are invited to submit a short story or poem relating to the relationships and interactions between Ireland and Africa. Primary-school children can submit a piece of up to 250 words while the word limit for secondary school students is 1,000 words. The word count for entries from adults is 2,000 words. Find out more. Closing date: 12 June.

(2) Charity Careers Ireland special discounts for Dóchas members

Charity Careers Ireland, specialist recruiters for the not-for-profit sector, and Dóchas are delighted to announce a new partnership. As part of this new partnership Dóchas members are now entitled to a special advertising rate of €139 on the Charity Careers Ireland online jobs board (usually €169) and discounted executive search fees. Find out more about the new Charity Careers Ireland Dóchas partnership and discounts.

Read the recent Charity Careers Ireland interview with Dóchas CEO Suzanne Keatinge.

(3) 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

(4) Policy and Practice Call for Contributors for Issue 27

The Centre for Global Education is inviting contributions to Issue 27 of our bi-annual, open access, peer-reviewed journal Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review. This issue will be published in Autumn 2018 based on an open call for papers which means that articles are not required to focus on a specific theme. While the journal will not have a fixed theme, authors must address a clearly defined aspect of development education policy and/or practice. Articles should be submitted on or before 9 July 2018. Authors interested in submitting an article should send a 300 word précis to stephen@centreforglobaleducation.com by 31 May 2018. Find out more.

(5) Available Summer Interns (unpaid) - UCD Summer Internship Programme: 6 Weeks (18 June - 26 July, Monday - Thursday)

The UCD Quinn School of Business Summer Internship Programme 2018 currently has available unpaid business interns and are engaging Dublin based organisations interested in hosting one or more 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 seeking internships across disciplines such as finance, accounting, marketing, business analytics and HR. Find out more here or by contacting the Internship Office on quinnsummerinternships@ucd.ie or 01 716 4716/4756.

(6) DSAI seeks survey participants

As we plan for the next phase of DSAI's development, we would welcome your input. Do you have suggestions that you would like to see implemented? Perhaps you have ideas for our upcoming conference or proposals you would like to see the DSAI develop going forward? DSAI are asking the broader community interested in the DSAI to provide feedback and suggestions so that we respond to needs as a platform for connecting development studies researchers and practitioners in Ireland. All views are welcome. There will be a draw for three €25 book vouchers. Respondents who wish to participate in the draw should email their contact details to admin@dsaireland.org separately after having completed the survey so responses are completely anonymous. Take the survey.