Internships and Volunteer Posts

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(1) Friends of the Earth Ireland seeks volunteers for nationwide day of action on supermarket packaging

Friends of the Earth Ireland are coordinating a nationwide day of action on supermarket packaging. They are seeking volunteers to help organise and participate in their local areas on 21 April. Volunteers will gather outside supermarkets across Ireland, encouraging shoppers to leave their unwanted plastic packaging behind at the checkout. They will also be asking customers to hand informative postcards to supermarket staff and managers. To volunteer, simply complete this form. Find out more here or contact

(2) Camara seeks Executive Assistant to CEO 

We are looking for a dynamic individual to join the Camara team to provide support to our CEO and other executives and also to offer finance admin support to our finance department. This will include managing external communications, providing administrative support and event management. Find out more. Please email your application to Closing date: 25 April.

(3) Plan International seeks Programme Support Intern

The Programme Support Intern will support the Development Programmes and Development Education teams to deliver key strategic initiatives, as well as capture, share, and maximise learning within the organisation. Find out more and apply. Closing date: 27 April.

(4) Internships in the Human Rights Unit of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Applications are invited for internships in the Human Rights Unit of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and in the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the UN, Geneva, and the Embassy of Ireland, The Hague. Human Rights are accorded a high priority in Irish foreign policy. The Human Rights Unit coordinates Ireland's international human rights policy, and ensures that human rights concerns are given full expression in all areas of the Government's foreign policy. The positions in the Human Rights Unit, Dublin, and in the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the UN, Geneva, and the Embassy of Ireland, The Hague, are for a period of up to eleven months, with the first position commencing in July 2018. Other internship positions may subsequently arise in other Divisions in the Department, or in missions abroad, and candidates on the panel may be considered for these positions. A number of other positions may also be available. A shortlist of suitable candidates will be established from which the internship positions will be filled. Find out more and apply. Closing date: 27 April, close of business.

(5) 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

(6) Viatores Christi - Various Roles

  • Early Childhood Teacher - Dominican Republic

  • HR & Training Specialist - Rwanda

  • TEFL & Sports Teacher Trainer - Cambodia

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

  • Project Administrator - Kenya

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