Internships and Volunteer Posts

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(1) Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) seeks Digital Fundraising Intern (Paid)

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is seeking candidates to fulfil a 9-month internship in our Dublin office. This is an opportunity to gain experience of the workings of an international NGO, to develop practical skills relevant to the sector, and to support MSF’s medical humanitarian work in almost 70 countries around the world. Please send your CV along with a letter of motivation highlighting your suitability for this particular role to Please ensure that 'Digital Fundraising' is in the subject field. For enquiries about the internship, please call 01 660 3337 and ask for Colin or Serina. Further information can be found at Please refer to the full role description for more details. Closing Date: 13 July, 5pm.

(2) Irish Forum for Global Health seeks Interns 

The Irish Forum for Global Health is seeking two new interns to assist in the running of the Forum and in the ESTHER Ireland health partnerships programme. These exciting opportunities are perfect for anyone interested in global health and in gaining invaluable experience in communications, content creation and project management. The internships will run for a total of six months on a part-time schedule from September 2018. Find out more about the Forum internship and ESTHER Ireland. Closing date: 15 August (both roles).

(3) Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Call for Election Observers 2018

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade administers a roster of Election Observers, who undertake Election Observation overseas in a voluntary capacity. A new Election Observation Roster is being created and the Department is seeking expressions of interest from potential volunteer Election Observers. Find out more and applyClosing date: 20 August, 5.30pm.

(4) Concern Debates seeks Adjudicators

Support your local school by becoming a Concern Debates Adjudicator. Concern Debates 2018 - 19 give pupils the skills to formulate an argument, deliver a speech, stand up for their point of view and challenge their opponents’ opinions. Concern is looking for volunteers to join our panel of adjudicators to hear the insightful views of today’s youth on global issues. We offer full training for adjudicators. Debates take place in the schools in the evenings. You can support as many or as few debates as you wish. If you would like to volunteer as an adjudicator, please submit your application online. For more information, please email: or call: 02890 261524.

(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) 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: